DOLE, BI To Join The One-Stop Service Center In Palayan City, Nueva Ecija

Two more government agencies will be joining the One-Stop Service Center for OFWs (OSSCO) at the Palayan City Business Hub.

The Department of Labor and Employement (DOLE) and the Bureau of Immigration (BI) will be operating soon at the 2nd floor of the Government Building at the first PEZA-accredited IT Park in Nueva Ecija.

“We are very fortunate that the PCBH management has given us an adequate office space, furniture, and fixture at no cost at all for the Department. This new office enables us to further improve the delivery of our programs and services,” DOLE Regional Director Zenaida Angara-Campita said in her interview with SunStar.

The 250-square meter office space will allow DOLE to provide better service and convenience for the soon-to-open business processing outsourcing company in the BPO building at PCBH and other nearby companies in the area.

The Bureau of Immigration, on the other hand, will cater to Nueva Ecija clients as well as residents from the nearby Aurora province.

In an interview with Manila Bulletin, BI Commissioner Jaime Morente said, “We are bringing our services closer to the people to ensure the ease of doing business.”

The Bureau of Immigration acts as the primary enforcement arm of the department of justice and exercises administrative and quasi-judicial power through its Board of Commissioners and currently poised to render its services to the people of Nueva Ecija.

Prior to the announcements of the Labor and Employment department and the Immigration bureau, the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) and the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority  (TESDA) had already shared their scheduled transfer to the the Palayan City Business Hub from their Cabanatuan City office.

DICT will soon transfer to the IT Park, carrying with them their existing and new plans, like free public Wi-Fi and the Tech4ED, in Nueva Ecija.

Marie Sinag Abello, the DICT IT officer and Provincial Team leader for Nueva Ecija, said she felt “grateful for PCBH for being able to provide a provincial office to carry out the said projects in Nueva Ecija.”

With currently a lean team, Abello is confident that they will function effectively, especially with their soon-to-be fully equipped office.

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Palayan City Business Hub provides complete office equipment and superior facility to their tenants, which is why Provincial Director of TESDA-Nueva Ecija Alejandra Navara De Jesus said: “For sure, we will be able to attain our annual targets. We will be able to give a hundred percent satisfactory outcome to our customers and stakeholders.”

TESDA regulates the training education and skills development in the country and provides the program registration and accreditation of  assessment centers.

“We also schedule the assessment. We regulate the assessment and certification program and aside from that, we also regulate and monitor the ongoing training of other schools approved by TESDA,” explained De Jesus.

The Family Court seems waiting for their “neighbors” to move to the second floor of the Government Building as their office is already operational and ready to serve the Palayan City residents.

It handles statutory family case by virtue of the Family Court Law, including cases like violation of R.A. 7610, R.A.9262 and other women and children-related cases under the revised Penal Code.

Judge Emilita Miranda Portillo, presiding judge of Branch 7 Family Court Palayan City, revealed during an interview with PCBH: “We are very blessed having this office. This is the most beautiful and most elegant office in the whole province of Nueva Ecija.”

OSSCO Palayan brings these government services to provide ease in stimulating the provincial economy of Nueva Ecija in the 3-hectare PEZA-accredited Palayan City Business Hub.

It continues to provide convenience to the locals and to those from nearby provinces, particularly to Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) through the One-Stop Service government center.

Bringing more government services to the grassroots avoids the hassle of long commute to Manila to process their documents, like Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC), NBI clearance, PRC license renewal, and Pag-IBIG membership registration among others.

OSSCO-Palayan is open for business Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Kath loves writing about people and places. Apart from writing gig, she inks in the calendar her singing gigs every week. Kath is a content writer for PCBH Newsroom.

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