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“Industrial peace is very much important in order achieve stability and prosperity in our province. It reflects a harmonious atmosphere where there is satisfaction amongst the workers and management in their effort to attain high productivity in line with our country’s aspirations,” says Edwin T. Hernandez, DOLE Quezon Provincial Head during the consultation meeting held on March 18, 2021 at Ouans The Farm Resort in Lucena City. 

The consultation meeting is pursuant to the objective of the Department of Labor and Employment to promote social dialogue as a means in maintaining industrial peace in Quezon.

During the meeting, PD Hernandez discussed the basic elements of tripartism and its importance in achieving industrial peace. According to him, the National Tripartite Industrial Peace Council (NTIPC) is the main consultative and advisory body mechanism lodged with the Department of Labor and Employment which functions primarily as a consultative body where the social partners – labor, employers and government – are provided a venue to discuss relevant policy issuances on labor and employment.

He added that representatives for the labor and employer sectors are appointed by the President, through the nomination of their respective sectors and the Secretary of Labor, while representatives from other government agencies are called depending on the issues at hand.

One of the topics discussed during the meeting is the plan to organize a workers’ assistance center in the province by the labor sector. Members of the organization will come from unions in the province. The purpose of the center is to settle emerging disputes with the help of the Department of Labor and Employment. The organization also seeks to advocate the promotion of the workers’ rights and welfare. 

Massive information awareness was suggested by CPT Mark Alvin Bonayao of the Southern Luzon Command to counter the infiltration of the communist-terrorists in private establishments. This includes the orientation of Republic Act No. 11479 or the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 to owners and employees of major industries in the province like power plants, malls and desiccators.

The output in the said meeting will be one of the agenda in the Quezon Tripartite Industrial Peace Council (QTIPC) once it convened to address issues besetting the workers and management especially the possible exploitation of our workers by the communist-terrorist group.

Also in attendance during the consultation meeting were CPT Mark Alvin Bonayao of the Southern Luzon Command, PLTCOL Lalaine Malapascua of Philippine National Police, Ms. Cora Santiago and Retired General Recaredo Sarmiento II from the private sector.


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