The Department of Labor & Employment-National Capital Region (DOLE–NCR) is the premier Regional Office responsible for the implementation of policies and programs that promote gainful employment opportunities, develop human resources, protect the welfare and advancement of workers, and maintain harmonious industrial relations between and among the workers and employers in Metro Manila.
It addresses the needs of about 5.043 million workers in 16 cities namely: Caloocan, Las Piñas, Makati, Malabon, Mandaluyong, Manila, Marikina, Muntinlupa, Parañaque, Pasay, Pasig, Quezon, Taguig, Valenzuela Navotas, San Juan and the Municipality of Pateros.
|Name of agency||Department of Labor and Employment - National Capital Region|
|Mandate||Promote gainful employment opportunities, develop human resources, protect workers and promote their welfare and maintain industrial peace.|
|Organizational chart||View regional organizational chart|
|Personnel complement||189 Plantilla Positions|
National Capital Region also called Metropolitan Manila, is the capital of the Philippines. Metro Manila is the smallest among the regions in the Philippines in terms of land area with only 636 square kilometers, but is among the thirty most populous metropolitan areas in the world. It is the most densely populated region in the country with a population of 11,553,427 million and with a population density of 18,650 person per square kilometer (2007 census).
Under the Integrated Re-organization Plan (IPR) which took effect in July 1975, the Regional Office for Metro Manila was created and was called Region 4. Pursuant to Presidential Decree 879 in January 1976, Region 4 was divided into two regions namely Region 4 covering Metro Manila and Region 4A covering Southern Tagalog Region, for purposes of administrative field organization of the various departments and agencies of government. By Virtue of Presidential Decree 1396 , June 2, 1978, under section three, Region Four was renamed National Capital Region in view of its critical importance to human settlement developments.
Vision, Mission & Strategies
Consistent with the “Platform and Policy Pronouncements on Labor and Employment” of President Benigno S. Aquino III’s administration, herein referred to as the 22-Point Labor and Employment Agenda, the DOLE is the lead agency mandated to develop the competencies and competitiveness of Filipino workers, to deliver employment facilitation services for full and decent employment, and to promote industrial peace based on social justice.
To attain its mandate, it ensures a highly motivated, professional and multi-functional office that promotes gainful employment, develop human resources, protect workers, promote their welfare and maintain industrial peace. It employs the four (4) major employment strategies, namely: employment facilitation, preservation, enhancement and support to employment generation.
To carry out its mandate, the DOLE-NCR operates with a Regional Director who oversees the entire operations in the region. He is assisted by two (2) Assistant Regional Directors. One heads the Employment, Workers Welfare and Administrative Cluster while the other one heads the Labor Relations and Labor Standards Cluster.
It is supported by three (3) divisions, six (6) District Offices and the Med-Arbitration and Legal Service Unit.
DOLE-NCR Key Officials
ALEX. V. AVILA, CESO IV
NELSON C. HORNILLA
OIC -Asst. Regional Director, Developmental & Administrative Cluster
ATTY. BENJO SANTOS-BENAVIDEZ
OIC - Asst. Regional Director, Regulatory Cluster
ATTY. NEPOMUCENO A. LEAÑO II
Head, Mediation-Arbitration and Legal Service Unit (MALSU)
Head, Technical Services and Support Division - Developmental
PELAGIO M. LAURENTE
OIC-Technical Services and Support Division - Regulatory
RICA MARIA T. BERNARDEZ
Head, Internal Management Services Division (IMSD)
ANDREA P. CABANSAG
Director II, CAMANAVA Field Office
ROWELLA V. GRANDE
Director II, Makati and Pasay Field Office
LEONIDES P. CASTILLON JR.
Director II,,Manila Field Office
BENVENUTO C. ALEGRE
Director II, MUNTAPARLAS Field OfficE
MA. CORAZON M. PEPITO
OIC Director, PAPAMAMARISAN Field Office
Director, Quezon City Field Office