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Following a year of meaningful activities to strengthen tripartism toward industrial peace in the province, the Laguna Labor Management Council, Inc. in partnership with DOLE IV-A Laguna Provincial Office, reflected on its streak of accomplishments during its annual strategic planning on 7 January 2017 in Tagaytay City with the 5th Laguna Labor Management Council, Inc. topping the list.

During the strategic planning, LLMCi Chairperson and Laguna Provincial Director Milagros R. Mata expressed her heartfelt gratitude for the overwhelming support of Laguna establishments to the convention.

“It was a pleasant surprise to see both management and labor fill up the venue to support our endeavor for tripartism. I am very thankful for them and the supportive partner agencies both in the private sector and the government for a well- attended affair,” she added.

It was a celebration for the LLMCi officers and secretariat for having successfully carried out the 5th LLMCi Convention in partnership with DOLE IV-A Laguna Provincial at the NYK TDG Maritime Academy Gymnasium on the 24th of November 2016.

With the theme, “Challenge for Change toward Sustainable and Decent Employment and Productivity Through Tripartism,” Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III was represented by Undersecretary Dominador R. Say to deliver the Keynote Speech which he concluded in optimism by stating,

“Tripartism will serve as our mast to catch the winds of change. With management at the wheel, workers at the bow and the government as the compass setting the course, it is without question that our industrial ship will sail on amidst the storms and reach the shore of industrial peace.”

Staying true to the mandates on Provincial Tripartite Industrial Peace Councils, PD Mata spearheaded the unveiling of the LLMCi’s Commitment in the promotion of tripartism toward industrial peace consistent with the administration’s national economic agenda and the International Labor Organization’s Four Pillars of Decent Work Agenda during the event.

The event also opened up an opportunity to pay tribute to PD Mata whose exemplary work is worthy of recognition for her “dedicated leadership and excellent stewardship as Chairperson of the LLMCi enabling the active cooperation and partnership of labor, management, the government and stakeholders in advancing the ideals of tripartism for the promotion of lasting and sustainable industrial peace in the Province of Laguna.”

In a rare occasion, Assistant Secretary Alex V. Avila rendered a sincere testimonial during the assembly commending PD Mata for her responsive, competent and honest public service, and at the same time, congratulating the LLMCi for its latest milestone.

There was an interactive dialogue with Atty. Sonny Matula representing the labor sector, Atty. Leslie Dy representing the management sector and Dir. Feliciano Orihuela, Jr. representing the government sector in the discussion of issues and concerns on Labor-Only Contracting, Diverse Labor Movement and National Unions.

Prior to deliberating matters laid on the table, Atty. Matula briefly tackled “Responsible Unionism” followed by Atty. Dy who explained the “Role of Tripartism” and Dir. Orihuela who contemplated on “Balanced Interests” in the name of productivity and business sustainability.

Three companies were welcomed on stage to share their best practices including HGST for their Housing Assistance Program, NYK TDG for their Study-Work Program and the ICCP Group Foundation for their Academe-Industry Linkage Project.

Gathering over 700 representatives from labor, management and government sectors, the LLMCi likewise managed to solicit signatures for its Annual Social Accord not to mention pledges for its Project Angel Tree.

With the incessant cool winds of Tagaytay blowing, the LLMCi outlined their activities for 2017 like the new set of CLES seminars, Job fair sponsorships, CIG Training the Trainers, Annual LLMCi Convention and livelihood orientations.

Atty. Delia Uy expressed optimism after the planning. “Hopefully this year, we will double our efforts in advocating tripartism in the Province of Laguna , with our line-up of activities, the Council will definitely have a busy year all for the benefit of both labor and management .” she remarked.


Rudyboy R. Sinay

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