The Technical Education and Skills Development-Regional Office 9 through the Regional Training Center – Zamboanga Peninsula conducted skills demonstration on siopao making, oatmeal cookies and chocolate cupcake preparation to 123 workers in the informal sector (WIS) on May 13, 2022 at the Zamboanga Economic Zone in Talisayan, Zamboanga City during the Dia De Obrero celebration.

The RTC-ZamPen also provided free services in massage therapy, haircut and manicure/pedicure to workers.

The Dia de Obrero celebration is led by the Department of Labor and Employment-Regional Office IX in partnership with its family of agencies and other national line agencies to honor the WIS and recognize their contribution in the regional economy.

Other activities included distribution of Kabuhayan Starter Kits and wages for workers under the Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Displaced/Disadvantaged Workers (TUPAD) program, and One-Stop Shop of Services from SSS, HDMF, and other partners.