Ms. Ronadale Zapata
VP NOLI CALLS FOR
28 November 2005
Noli ‘Kabayan’ De Castro recently called for the holding of more job
fairs in the country in a bid to curb the nation’s unemployment problem.
De Castro also asked the Presidential
Management Staff (PMS) to hold what he termed as a ‘tiangge’ for
jobs this Christmas so as to stretch its job generating function to a
better extent this holiday season.
"Different kinds of tiangge are starting to sprout with the
onset of the Christmas holidays and the establishment of many tiangges
for jobs would just be timely. Besides, jobs would be the best gift for
our millions of our countrymen who have waited long enough to be
employed," De Castro said.
Some 178 private firms participated in the event to offer some 5,000
available jobs of various natures.
event, De Castro likewise requested ECOP
president Rene Soriano to hold such fairs twice instead of once a year
to help the government meet its target of generating 1.6 million jobs
"This kind of activity surely helps our people who are looking for jobs
and ECOP can be more helpful by
holding it more often," he added.
Meanwhile, ECOP chairman Mike
Valera lauded the vice-president for his efforts in supporting various
government programs aimed at uplifting the plight of the poor. He cited
De Castro for his remarkable accomplishment in the national housing
program as well as his contributions to the people even before he
"The Vice President has been in public service long before he became a
politician. He truly has the energy for the most demanding tasks,"
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