Philippine state and private job sites take hands

22 Dec 2016

The Philippine government and Edukasyon.ph, a private-sector education site, teamed up to improve the chances of citizens finding jobs.

More specifically, the department of labor and employment (DOLE) and Edukasyon.ph joined forces by linking several job sites and pooling their job listings.

Sites in the network include, JobStreet, PhilJob.net, CatholicJob and BPOCareerhub.

Henry Motte-Munoz (photo from his LinkedIn page with thanks)

On Edukasyon.ph, students search and apply for admission to schools (both local and foreign, but mostly senior high schools, colleges, universities and other training providers), as well as scholarships.

It was founded by Henry Motte-Munoz in 2014 in Manila, Philippines, when he realized most Filipino students were making educational choices based on little information and support, and so exarcebated youth unemployment in the country.

Passionate about solving this problem – of young people studying at low quality, irrelevant, or unaffordable institutions of higher education – Motte-Munoz created a one-stop site for information and advice for students on where to study.

Screen shot of Edukasyon home page

PhilJob.net is the Philippine government’s official site for labor market information, jobs, and job-matching.

PhilJob.net and Edukasyon.ph will link to enable netizens to immediately connect to technical vocational schools, graduate schools, executive education, and other educational resources.

“The cooperation between Edukasyon and the labor department will make it easier for students, job seekers and the public to connect to colleges, and scholarships and find jobs worldwide,” said Motte-Munoz.

Edukasyon.ph will also help DOLE to promote its annual activities, such as the Labor Day Job Fair, Career Guidance Week, and National PESO Congress, on the site and by all its media channels and partners.

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Marian Jacob

Marian Jacob is covering South East Asia. Marian worked in marketing and corporate communications for over a decade, covering both internal and external communications. She began her career in professional services, leading up to communications business partnering in various multi-national organizations with progressive cultures. Marian has worked on both global and regional roles within communications. She also provides counsel to companies on strategic communications and marketing opportunities. She was an editor on the Singapore Audit Committee Guidance Committee Handbook for companies.