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Through the joint effort of DOLE Batangas Provincial Office (DOLE BPO) and the Batangas Province Tripartite Industrial Peace Council (BPTIPC), their first general assembly this year was conducted via live web conference on May 14. This is one of the province’s channel to disseminate information, advocacies and updates. Highlighted  topics were on human rights and violence-free work place. 55 companies participated in the webinar. 

Ms. Madonna Dio, Vice Chair for Management of the BPTIPC, welcomed and emphasized that the council will remain as the instrument not only to broadcast the latest reports but also advocate what is beneficial to every council members to maintain harmonious relationship and industrial peace among employers and employees. 

Addressing the DOLE Batangas’ updates is Provincial Director Predelma Tan. She imparted that the department continuously provides the same quality of service despite the pandemic. She also mentioned that because of the current situation, the office innovated their employment facilitation services through online processing and applications. They can explore such at which was launched on May 10, in line with the post Labor day celebration. 

Police Lt. Col. Palaleo Addag, Provincial Director for Operations of the Philipine National Police-Batangas Provincial Office (PNP) presented current statistics on peace and order situations in the province. He enumerated the interventions and accomplishments of the local PNP as response to the COVID-19 situation. This includes industrial visitations and inter-agency dialogues. 

Discussing the promotion of respect of human rights is Ms. Aileen Edades, Officer-in-charge of the Promotion and Advocacy Division of Commission on Human Rights IV-A (CHR). She expressed her delight to grace the assembly as this is the first time that CHR is invited as speaker in the region. The scope of her discussion comprises the person’s right to work, just and favorable conditions of work and freedom of association. She manifested that based on their existing data, Batangas has no record of any severe company exploitation and dispute. 

DOLE Batangas’ Labor Relations focal person, Ms. Cristina Barayang, reminded the attendees to comply to Labor Advisory numbers 08 and 09, series of 2021. She also tackled Board Resolution No. 1, series of 2021 of the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB) or the deferment of the decision on the petition for minimum wage increase filed by the Federation of free workers.

The program concluded with an open forum and summary of discussion at noon.



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