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The Department of Labor and Employment Regional Office IV-A through its Batangas Provincial Office (DOLE BPO) assisted eight (8) workers from a livestock company to acquire just compensation through a settlement conference under the Single-Entry Approach (SEnA) program at DOLE BPO, Lipa City, Batangas.

According to Ms. Cristina Barayang, Senior Labor and Employment Officer of DOLE BPO, and the assigned Single Entry Approach Desk Officer (SEADO), the company representatives distributed a total amount of PHP 442,471.36 for eight of their workers who sought assistance through SEnA.

After the conference, both the employees and the company representatives expressed their appreciation for the swift assistance of the Department.

“Maayos, mabilis, may sistema s’ya. Nakatulong s’ya. Tapos, malinaw ang pag-discuss ng mga bagay bagay sa mga tao… Gusto ko ‘yung na-facilitate ‘yung process, na natapos agad ‘yung issue,” said Ms. Joedith Lego, Human Resource and Admin Head of the company.


Mr. Junalyn Basea, one of the employees, found the settlement process speedy and impartial. Furthermore, he reiterated that the full cooperation of their employer also contributed to the success of the resolution of their issues.“Inaksyunan kami kaagad. Binigay naman ang dapat para sa amin tapos, hindi naman kami, pinahaba pa ang proseso. Agad agad, natulungan kami,” he remarked.

Meanwhile, for Ms. Barayang, the tasks of being a SEADO continue to mold her skills in reconciling issues involving labor conflicts and prevent those from becoming full-blown disputes. “The 30 days set by SENA guidelines in conciliation-mediation is quite a challenging and tough job for me. But it gives a feeling of fulfillment as a public servant being able to settle the issues in speedy [and] impartial means. SENA also enhances and develops my skills as it requires more patience, calmness, and perseverance dealing with different personalities,” she shared.


April Rose Magpantay

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