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Quezon’s SIKYU Forum Enhances Security Personnel’s Knowledge and Skills
The different stakeholders represented by DOLE Quezon, security service contractors and the security guards during the interaction portion of the Second SIKYU Forum held at the QPO Conference Room on May 26, 2017. 

Committed to help protect and promote the welfare of the vulnerable workers, the Department of Labor and Employment – Quezon Provincial Office (DOLE-QPO) in partnership with SIKYU-QUEZON, highlighted the advancement of knowledge and skills of the security guards (SGs) through different relevant sessions during the 2nd SIKYU FORUM held at the Lucena Grand Central Terminal on May 24 to 26, 2017.

The three-day forum, just like the first one in 2016, still aimed to make notable improvement in the compliance of both the security service contractors and their respective clients with labor laws. It also targeted to benefit and raise the standards and condition of private security guards in the industry. Interactive lecture-discussions, practical exercises, audio-visual presentations, open-forum, practical exercises, written examination and demonstrations were the methodologies used in the said forum.

Stakeholders from Management, Labor and Government strike a pose for a group photo after the demonstration on Civil Disturbance Management (CDM) at the open parkway of Lucena Grand Central Terminal in Lucena City.

One of the relevant issues tackled during the forum was Department Order No. 174-17 or the “Rules Implementing Articles 106-109 of the Labor Code, as Amended.” DOLE-QPO’s Head Edwin Hernandez presented the said D.O. and explained its features before the security guards, representatives of SIKYU-QUEZON’s member-security service contractors as well as representatives of other Manila-based agencies with operations in the province.

Director Feliciano Orihuela, Jr. of the National Conciliation and Mediation Board IVA (NCMB IVA) for his part asserted the important role of private security guards during strike, picketing and lockout through his brief session on Labor Disputes.

Moreover, Atty. Rio Ariel Soriano and Mr. Gener Rivera of the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB) shared the productivity toolbox and incentivizing program for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). The “Pasahod at Productivity” (2Ps) was integrated in the Forum not only for the benefit of the stakeholders of the security industry but also to some of the invited members of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce Inc. (PCCI) in Quezon.

Security Gurads (SGs) were wrapped up with lectures on the rules on Civil Distrubance Management Operation (CDMO) supported by practical exercises by Police Chief Inspector Alejandro Framo (Retired) on the first and second day of the forum. On the third day, the twenty one (21) successful SGs who took the written exam to gauge their knowledge on CDM also demonstrated what they have acquired before the stakeholders at the open parkway of the Lucena Grand Central Terminal. Retired uniformed personnel were among the critics who commented on the demonstration and likewise shared their first-hand experiences to help the SGs improved their knowledge and skills on CDMO.


The Regional Executive Vice-President of the Philippine Association of Detective and Protective Agency Operators (PADPAO), Inc. Freddie Delos Santos and Officer-in-Charge Julie Fernandez of the Business Process Licensing Office (BPLO) of the City Government of Lucena were among the stakeholders who participated in the interactive open forum which addressed some of the persisting concerns not only of the SGs but of the security industry in Quezon in general.

Steadfast to SIKYU-Quezon’s motto, the forum ended with a resounding statement from the stakeholders--“SIKYU, Sapat na Interaksyon, Kapakanan ko’Y Uusbong!”

By:

MR. JEROME B. SANTES
Labor Laws Compliance Officer

MR. EDWIN T. HERNANDEZ
Head, Quezon Provincial Office

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2017-06-06
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