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LAGUNA’S TRIPARTITE PARTNERS. Usec. Olalia with OIC Recio with the new set of Officers of the Laguna Labor Management Council, Inc. during their 6th Convention held at Sta. Rosa City Hall Auditorium on 14 September 2017. 

The International Labour Organization considers sound industrial relations and effective social dialogue instrumental in the promotion of better wages and working conditions as well as peace and social justice. As instruments of good governance, they foster cooperation and economic performance, helping to create an enabling environment for the realization of the objective of Decent Work at the national level.

It may seem a tad too technical and cerebral, but in the Province of Laguna, the DOLE Laguna Provincial Office and the Laguna Labor Management Council, Inc. (LLMCi) celebrated tripartism and social dialogue in style on 14 September 2017 in Sta. Rosa Laguna.

In overflowing red trimmings, the Santa Rosa City Auditorium as the venue for the 6th Laguna Labor Management Council Convention was filled with the presence of labor and management representatives through the generous sponsorship of Hon. Mayor Danilo Ramon S. Fernandez and Hon. Congresswoman Arlene B. Arcillas.

With the theme, “Beat the Challenges of Tripartism,” the DOLE Laguna Provincial Office LLMCi laid out a whole day activity aimed at enhancing and strengthening the spirit of tripartism and social dialogue in the province. All this under the leadership of DOLE Laguna OIC Guido R. Recio with guidance of Regional Director Ma. Zenaida A. Angara-Campita and LLMCi officers.

Their preparations and hard work paid off as close to 500 delegates from labor, management and government sectors came together for a whole day of lectures, entertainment and raffle prizes.

It was also a momentous event as the stakeholders witnessed the turnover of responsibilities of outgoing officers to the new set of Officers.

Atty. Delia Uy of JX Nippon Mining & Metals Phils. Inc. turned over the mantle of leadership to Mr. John Joseph Cano of Asurion Techlog Center Philippines. For the workers’ sector, Mr. Jovito Paradina of TAP, Inc. turned over the responsibility to Mr. Emmanuel Quizon of Monde Nissin, Corp.

The turnover ceremony highlighted the tenure of leadership of both Atty. Uy and Mr. Paradina.

As a ceremonial beginning of their term, incoming LLMCi officers lead by Mr. Cano and Mr. Quizon were inducted by no less than the special guest of the convention, Usec. Bernard P. Olalia, DOLE Undersecretary for Human Capital Development and Regional Operations.

Introduced by OIC Recio, Usec Bernard P. Olalia, representing the Secretary of Labor Silvestre H. Bello III, praised the value and importance of tripartism in the dynamic industrial setting of Laguna. He further recognized the Province of Laguna for its contribution in the highest record of employment for the year 2017.

In response to the theme, “Beating the Challenges of Tripartism,” incoming Vice-Chair for Labor Mr. Quizon of Monde Nissin, Corp. and incoming Vice-Chair for Management Mr. Cano set the pace with the launch of the project called “Kapihan sa LLMCi.”

The project aims to promote informal roundtable discussions over cups of coffee on different dates and venues acc0essible to both workers and management

It was not totally a day of formal ceremonies as the convention gathered experts and union members to talk about topics related to tripartism.

The pool of speakers included Ms. Dianne Lynn C. Respall (Senior Program Officer of ILO Country Office Manila) with the topic Inclusive Social Dialogue; Mr. Ramon Certeza (National Program Coordinator of IndustriALL Global Union) with the topic Responsible Unionism; and Atty. Noel D. Balsicas, CPA, (Manager for Labor Relations of San Miguel Corporation) with the topic Tripartism in Industrial Relations.

Best practices were presented by Ms. Marmee D. Lucas (HR manager of Wyeth Phillippines) featuring Wyeth’s Bayanihan Council and Mr. Neil Natividad (LMC Chairman of Toyota Motors Philippines Corporation) featuring Responsible Unionism at Plant Level.

In addition, Ms. Marcelina B. Alcantara, Division Chief of Department of Trade and Industry Laguna Provincial Office introduced the “Go Negosyo Project.”

The fun part included raffle prizes with delegates glued to their seats as they waited for names of lucky winners. Aside from cash prizes, lucky winners took home some items.

Ms. Jaja Quijano of DOLE Batangas and the Santa Rosa City Employees Choir provided entertainment to guests and participants.

In his closing remarks, OIC Guido R. Recio thanked those involved in the preparation for the event and emphasized the importance and value of tripartism and social dialogue.

It was a successful convention with delegates learning new ideas and establishing networks at the same time. It gave them a fresh perspective on tripartism and social dialogue, thanks to the collaborative efforts of the DOLE Laguna Provincial Office and the Laguna Labor Management Council, Inc.



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