COTABATO CITY – One of its primary responsibilities is the promotion of a gainful employment opportunities in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, the Ministry of Labor and Employment officially launched its MOLE-BARMM Job Portal Project (MBJPP) Tuesday, Jan. 24, in this city.
The job portal intends to bring job opportunities by bridging employers and jobseekers through an online platform that is cost-effective, time-saving, easy-to-use, and most importantly safe and secured.
Labor Minister Muslimin G. Sema graced the launching, he said the project embraces the MOLE’s aspiration and commitment for better program and service delivery that is both meaningful and felt by MOLE clienteles. They are the labor and management sectors, women workers, young workers, and other vulnerable groups in the labor market.
“This is a meaningful reform that moves us a step closer to our goal of creating a client-focused MOLE that cares about the labor force and provides exceptional service by carrying out its duties in extraordinary ways,” Sema added.
Moreover, Sema assured that MBJPP is safe to use as he emphasized its three key features where jobseekers are safeguarded from fraud, deceit, and illegal recruitment; employers have legal personality; and the system’s data collection produces precise, accurate, timely and pertinent information on the trends in labor market.
Meanwhile, Elmdcar E. Visaya of the QX Technology Corp., one of the developers of the job portal project said it is their first time to cater client from the Bangsamoro region.
“Although the communication is hard due to several differences, there’s only one that connects the BARMM region to our company, [that] is to give opportunities not just for employers and establishments but also to our applicants,” Visaya stressed.
Visaya also said technology became much appreciated by companies and establishments during the pandemic when work from home was the only option for companies to continue its operation where data was hardly accessible on this kind of work arrangement scheme.
The job portal project will become operational this year. Companies, private establishments, and recruitment agencies operating in the BARMM are encouraged to register on the job portal with 3 years of validity.

Deputy Minister Tommy Nawa reiterated the importance of the job portal to jobseekers from the far-flung areas in the BARMM where access to jobs is already within their fingertips.

The launching activity was also attended by other MOLE officials and representatives from the private companies and establishments. (MOLE-ICD)