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Fitness gym for DOLE workers ready for use

By Danica D. Caballero

LEGAZPI CITY --- In order to boost employee’s performance, the Department of Labor and Employment Bicol (a maintain a good work-life balance, which would improve their work performance.

The gym had all the essential equipment and tools including cardiovascular machine, treadmill, stationary bicycles, inclined bench press, multi-functional home gym station, barbells, dumbbells, boxing equipment, jumping ropes, and others.

Angara-Campita added that the launching served as the highlight of their celebration of the Philippine Heart Month (PHM), wherein Filipinos are urged to take good care of their hearts and learn how to lower their risk of acquiring cardiovascular ailments.

On the other hand, DOLE-5 Assistant Regional DirectorMarion S. Sevilla said maintaining good health and physical fitness was crucial for government workers if they want to continue providing their valued clients with high-quality services.

Meanwhile, a quick briefing on the significance of safety and appropriate gym etiquette when using the fitness floor was discussed after the launching. The program was wrapped up with a Zumba class that saw DOLE employees enjoying the high- and low-intensity dance moves.

Proclamation 1096 decrees observance of Philippine Heart Month every February. This aims to address the rising incidence of heart disease among Filipinos and emphasizes the need for "urgent attention." (PIA5/ Ralph Angelo Hizon, Bicol University intern)

DOLE-5 Regional Director Ma. Zenaida A. Angara-Campita tries an equipment during the launching of their office gym. (Photo by DOLE-5)


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