Like previous heads of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), outgoing Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz will be remembered for their achievements in crafting policies for the general welfare of the Overseas Filipino Workers.
Like former Secretary Marianito Roque’s conceptualization of the assignment of Welfare Officers to Philippine Missions as frontline providers of welfare services to OFWs; Secretary Baldoz will be remembered in shaping the Household Service Reform Package for the protection of domestic workers’ rights; and the comprehensive reintegration assistance, programs and services for returning overseas Filipino workers (OFW).
For her six (6) year term as head of DOLE, there are many important policies she initiated for the genaral well-being of the OFW sector.
But more than that, Baldoz is a key figure in the International Labor Organization (ILO). She is the first national from an ASEAN country to chair the ILO Tripartite Committee on the Application of Standards.
ILO Director General Guy Ryder described Secretary Daldoz as “wonderful internationalist.”
“Maam, you are one of the many leaders who have come and gone yet your legacy remains, surely you will be remembered by OFWs more particularly those who are in distress that benefited the government’s program under your care.”
“Thank you so much and wishing you further success in your future endeavors, may in private and in public service.“