Director Gil G. Caragayan was assigned by the Head of the DOLE Regional Coordinating Council (DOLE-RCC) Director Nathaniel V. Lacambra to read the Labor Day message of His Excellency President Benigno Simeon Cojuangco Aquino III in his first meeting with the said council on 26 April 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at the DOLE-CAR Conference Room.  Director Caragayan happily accepted the above mentioned assignment.

On May 1 2016 at 8:00 a.m., Director Caragayan, inspite of his Ilonggo accent delivered with a booming voice the last Labor Day message of President Aquino in Filipino flawlessly at the Baguio Convention Center to thousands of listeners. What a great honor for NCMB and a coincidence, Director Caragayan being a Presidential Lingkod Bayan Awardee (DOLE SENA-Group Category) in 2013.