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MONTALBAN, RIZAL-At least 30 workers of the Most Holy Rosary Multi-Purpose Cooperative participated in the conduct of Basic Occupational Safety and Health (BOSH) Training held at their Multi-Purpose Cooperative Building.

Labor Inspector Erwin Rommel C. De Jesus, Senior Labor and Employment Officer and a Safety Officer with both local and international accreditations, served as the resource speaker for the one-day training.

For this learning session, attendees were expected to learn about different safety practices that they can apply in their respective workplaces. Most of them are office workers and restaurant employees of the cooperative. In addition, the participants are also expected to learn how to identify different risks in their workplace and how to implement practices on how to mitigate such risks.

Growing business


The Most Holy Rosary Multi-Purpose Cooperative is an established cooperative with its headquarters located in Montalban, Rizal. The Cooperative is continuously expanding with business operations in Montalban and Cainta in Rizal, and Quezon City in Metro Manila. Aside from financial services, the Cooperative also offers catering services and manages a coffee shop located in its main office.

Planning to expand, the management of the Cooperative intends to ensure that all of the establishments that they are managing follow both the General Labor and Occupational Safety and Health Standards.

The Administrative Head of Most Holy Rosary, Ms. Ana Liza Sobrepeña, was also present during the seminar, joining the employees as a participant. When asked about the reason why they voluntarily availed themselves of the seminar, she said that the management sees the importance of conducting a learning session for their employees in line with the expansion of the Cooperative.

“Ininvite namin si DOLE dito sa safety training na ito kasi malaki na iyong organization. Tapos mayroon na kaming offices na outside the main building. So, iyong pangangailangan sa branches namin, sa different offices namin naandoon na,” said Sobrepeña.

She also added that it is important for their employees to know about safety for them to apply safety practices in their workplaces.

“Para alam din ng employees kung ano ang gagawin nila in cases of emergencies. At saka doon sa time na maimplement iyong tinatawag na 7S para mamaintain iyong safety and iyong convenience ni Most Holy Rosary,” Sobrepeña added.

Continuing Labor Education


To evaluate whether the participants learned from the whole-day learning session, a workshop was done. The participants were divided into groups and tasked to identify unsafe acts and practices that they can see in a given scenario. In addition, they were also tasked to identify mitigating measures to solve the risks.

Renee Mesa, the Internal Auditor of Most Holy Rosary, shared what he gained from the session. He learned the importance of short breaks for employees to avoid stressful working environment and increase productivity of employees. He also realized the essence of communication among employees with the management.

“Natutunan ko po and pinaka-tumatak po sa akin ay iyong tungkol doon sa safety na kung saan if stress na po kami, need po namin na magkaroon ng break or time to relax, and at the same time, magkaroon kami ng proper coordination or pag-uusap with our boss,” Mesa narrated.

The management of Most Holy Rosary Multi-Purpose Cooperative extends their gratitude to DOLE-Rizal in accommodating their request for a free learning session.

“Kami po ay nagpapasalamat sa DOLE dahil tinupad po ninyo ang aming plano na

DOLE Rizal Provincial Office ensures to continue providing Labor and Employment Education Services (LEES) to both private and informal sectors regardless of mode of delivery (online or face-to-face). LEES is one of the programs of the Department that aims to disseminate labor-related information to its target clientele.



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