TO : HON. REYNALDO R. UBALDO
Executive Director IV
NATIONAL CONCILIATION AND MEDIATION BOARD
Arcadia Building, Quezon Avenue, Quezon City
SUBJECT : SUBJECT : GOOD NEWS & PRESS/NEWS RELEASES FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH
DATE : 30 March 2015

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GOOD NEWS (1)

Region Wide Seminar on Trends in Labor Relations begets 279 participants

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY — On 13 March 2015, the Regional Conciliation and Mediation Branch 10 in cooperation with the Labor Management Cooperation Practitioners 10, Inc. conducted a one day Region Wide Learning Session on SSS, Philhealth, Pag-ibig Services and LMC Convergence of Programs held at the Pearlmont Inn and Restaurant, Limketkai Drive, Cagayan de Oro City.

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RCMB 10 takes pride of the first ever presence of Hon. Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz, Secretary of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) as the Keynote Speaker.

Hon. Baldoz emphasized the new direction of the department particularly the Labor Law Compliance System (LLCS) Program. She said that, “LLCS Program of DOLE inculcates a culture of compliance with the labor laws, ensure fair, expeditious, and non-litigious settlement of disputes; encourages the use of settlement in all labor cases; and at the same time strengthen Tripartism.”

The branch acknowledged the insights and inspirations of Hon. Baldoz, particularly her innovations and transformative work on labor-management cooperation to address workplace-based decent work deficits to maintain industrial peace and harness the competitiveness of enterprises for quality jobs. Hon. Raymundo C. Agravante, Regional Director of the DOLE 10 expressed his full support with RCMB and LMCP, and shared his inspirational message to the participants by encouraging them to practice partnership and cooperation.

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One of the main topics that were clearly discussed was on the Trends in Labor Relations; Challenges and Prospects by Hon. Rebecca C. Chato, Undersecretary of DOLE.

Hon. Chato emphasized her talk on the Three (3) parts of the trends, namely: 1) evolving workplace and work arrangements; 2) change in dispute settlement patterns and; 3) challenges and prospects.

Hon. Chato said that, “The effective use of Tripartism and social dialogue to forge social consensus, to ensure inclusive growth in the region and the promotion of decent work, including safety in the workplace, the alleviation of poverty and the provision of social safety nets to those who are adversely affected by globalization”.

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NCMB being the manager of the LMC convergence encourages participants to embrace cooperation in the workplace. OIC-Director Atty. Ligaya R. Lumbay of RCMB 10 sensibly explained the concept of LMC and the convergence of programs.

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The LMC Convergence Team like Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB) headed by Ms. Estrella U. Pahalla, shared the Concept of Productivity emphasizing “doing the right things right”. Ms. Pahalla also shared the performance based incentive scheme or the Two (2) tiered wage system and other productivity improvement programs.

Representatives from Occupational Safety and Health Commission (OSHC), Ms. Anne Louise Melicor, Nurse II and from the Employee Compensation Commission, Ms. Stella Mae Obice, Information Officer, shared the programs and updates as part of the convergence.

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In order for the workers and management representatives of region 10 to be equipped with the current programs, benefits and privileges of Social Security System, Philhealth Insurance and Pag-ibig Fund Programs, representatives from each agency shared their updates and activities.
In the afternoon, all representatives from the different company-members of LMCP converged for an election of the new set of officers.

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Mr. Rollen L. Rocha, Union President of Del Monte Philippines, Inc. (Cannery) is the new LMCP President for CY 2015-1016.
The learning session ended with a remarkable number of participants totaling of Two Hundred Seventy Nine (279) workers.

END/J.S.Aragon
PRESS/NEWS RELEASE (1)

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LLCOs promote of LMC Convergence
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – On 2 March 2015, the Regional Conciliation and Mediation Branch 10 (RCMB 10) led a special meeting exclusively for Labor Law Compliance Officers (LLCO) in preparation for the implementation of LMC Convergence of Programs towards the issuance of Certificate of Compliance on Labor Relations (COC-LR) held at the Voluntary Arbitration (VA) Conference Room of RCMB 10, Capistrano corner Pacana Street, Cagayan de Oro City.

Present during the meeting were Mr. Atheneus A. Vasallo, Chief – Labor Employment Officer (LEO) and Fourteen (14) LLCO both of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE 10), representatives of Employee Compensation Commission 10 (ECC), Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board 10 (RTWPB), and Occupational Safety and Health Commission (OSHC).

OIC-Director, Atty. Ligaya R. Lumbay presented the LMC Convergence of Programs towards the issuance of COC-LR vis-à-vis concept of LMC; programs structure with functional sub-committees and planning/steps in implementing the convergence. She emphasized for a close coordination on the programs and processes of DOLE, LLCO, NCMB, ECC, OSHC and RTWPB, and conduct seminars and trainings at one plant level through the LMC.
Chief LEO Vasallo stressed Administrative Order No. 47 on convergence vis-à-vis LMC on LLCOs checklist, LCCOs should help in promoting LMC in the workplace. List of companies interested to have LMC will then be referred to NCMB for pre facilitation and facilitation.

After the meeting, the LMC Convergence Team conducted seminars for companies within the Phividec Industrial Estate and different industries in Camiguin Island on different dates.

END/J.S.Aragon

PRESS/NEWS RELEASE (2)

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LMC: a prerequisite to be a Labor Law Compliance on Labor Relations
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – On 3 March 2015, the Regional Conciliation and Mediation Branch 10 (RCMB) showcased the importance of Labor and Management Cooperation (LMC) and the convergence of programs to the 25 existing Phividec Industrial Authority (PIA) locators in Misamis Oriental held at PIA Conference Hall, Villanueva Misamis Oriental. The next day, the team proceeded to the Island of Camiguin for another promotion on LMC to the 26 hotels, resorts and restaurants Industries.
Geared towards the declaration of PIA and Camiguin as a Labor Laws Compliant, all companies are continuously encourage to institutionalize an LMC committee.
NCMB as program manager of the LMC serves as coordinator in the implementation of convergence of all DOLE programs and services and responsible in the plant-level LMC facilitation including the setting up of structure or any similar forms of cooperation.

END/J.S.Aragon

PRESS/NEWS RELEASE (3)

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LMC Congress of DMPI Cannery & Plantation
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY — On 25 March 2015, the Del Monte Philippines, Inc. (DMPI) Plantation LMC of Camp Philips, Bukidnon conducted its 6th Annual LMC Congress, with the theme “Together for Growth: Productivity, Quality and Cost Competitiveness.” Among the line-up activities was the conduct of a learning session on the topic LMC: Key Dimensions/Labor and Management Partnership.

NCMB, being the catalyst of the LMC Program, was requested by the management of DMPI to present the concept of cooperation as well as to share LMC best. Retired Regional Branch Director, Florido J. Akut heeded the request as a resource speaker duly assisted by Technical Staff of RCMB 10.

The seminar aims to orient the newly hired employees on the role of LMC in the workplace and serves as a refresher for the old LMC members. There were 70 participants attended the seminar held in Hard Hat Café, Cugman Cagayan de Oro City.

END/J.S.Aragon

PRESS/NEWS RELEASE (4)

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RCMB 10 Celebrated 2015 Women’s Month

The observance of International Women’s Day (IWD) was a result of the organizing activities of women around the world that was officially recognized to celebrate women’s contributions to all societies.

The Proclamation No. 224 s. 1988 declaring the first week of March each year as Women’s Week and March 8 as Women’s Rights and International Peace Day;

Proclamation No. 227 s. 1988 providing for the observance of the Month of March as Women’s Role in History Month were among the legal bases for the celebration.

This year’s celebration aims to pay tribute to all women leaders who passionately led and continue to advance women’s advocacies with the theme “Juana, Desisyon Mo ay Mahalaga sa Kinabukasan ng Bawat Isa, Ikaw Na!”
The Regional Conciliation and Mediation Branch 10 joined the celebration on March 3, 2015 which started with a Holy Eucharistic mass participated by the different government offices of Cagayan de Oro.

After the Eucharistic, a short program followed recognizing participants from the different government agencies. Distinguished Officials from PNP and GA shared their motivational messages then followed by a physical exercises or hataw.

The month was concluded on the 30th of March were RCMB 10 male employees prepared and cooked delicious lunch while women officemates enjoyed eating the sumptuous food served.
END/J.S.Aragon

Prepared by:

JUNALIZA S. ARAGON
Senior LEO

Noted by:

ATTY. LIGAYA R. LUMBAY
OIC-Director