In commemoration of the 119th anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) will be bringing 21 job and business fairs in various local government units in 14 regions throughout the country.

Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III advised jobseekers to visit any of the job and business fairs slated in their areas to fast-track their search for employment, as numerous employers are gathered in just one venue.

To increase their chances of being hired-on-the-spot, Secretary Bello advised jobseekers to be armed and ready with the following application requirements: resume or curriculum vitae (bring extra copies for multiple job applications); 2 x 2 ID pictures; certificate of employment for those formerly employed; diploma and/or transcript of records; and authenticated birth certificate.

The 2017 Independence Day job and business fairs will be held in the following venues:

National Capital Region (NCR)� Senior Citizen's Garden, Rizal Park, Manila

Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) � SM Baguio City

Region 1 � CB Mall, Urdaneta City, Pangasinan; Nepo Mall, Dagupan City; Candon Civic Center, Candon City, Ilocos Sur; Manna Mall, San Fernando City, La Union; Robert Estrella Gymnasium, Rosales, Pangasinan on June 13

Region 2 � Cagayan State University, Caritan Campus Gym, Tuguegarao City

Region 3 � Malolos Convention Center, City of Malolos, Bulacan; Robinsons Townville, Maharlika Highway, Cabanatuan City

Region 4A � Binangonan Municipal Hall, Binangonan, Rizal

Region 4B � Xentro Calapan Mall, Roxas Drive, Lumangbayan, Calapan City; Municipal Plaza, San Jose, Occidental Mindoro

Region 5 � Daet, Camarines Norte

Region 6 � Marymart Mall, Iloilo City

Region 7 � Covered Court, Cebu City Sports Complex, OsmeAa Blvd., Cebu City

Region 8 � Tacloban City Convention Center, Tacloban City; Catbalogan City Plaza, Catbalogan City Samar (June 15)

Region 12 - SM City of GenSan, General Santos City

CARAGA � Provincial Capitol, Butuan City (June 14)

Negros Island Region (NIR) � 888 Premiere Mall, Bacolod City

Anchored on the Trabaho, Negosyo, Kabuhayan (TNK) initiative of the DOLE and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), the nationwide job and business fairs aim to bring employment opportunities and entrepreneurship at the grassroots level.

The 2017 Independence Day is observed with the theme, Kalayaan 2017: Pagbabagong Sama-Samang Balikatin.