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The 20th of October 2017 marks the assumption of responsibilities of the Regional and Batangas Tripartite Industrial Peace Councils (RTIPC and BTIPC) Officers. The BTIPC Officers was sworn to office by Executive Director Jonathan Malaya of the PDP Laban Federalism Institute while RTIPC Officers took their oath of Office under DOLE Undersecretary Bernard Olalia during the RTIPC 10th Annual Convention held at NDN Resort and Events Place in Talisay, Batangas.

The new BTIPC set of officers is a mixture of veteran and novel in the field of labor relations as a result of the election held on 11 September 2017.

Ms. Madonna Dio (Vice-Chairperson) who has been in the Council for more than 10 years, leads the management representatives. She is with long-time fellows Ms. Malou Gualberto (Secretary), Ms. Manolita Bayran (1st District Representative), Mr. Ricson Jusay (6th District Representative) and Mr. Florante Barredo (Adviser). New members representing the management are Ms. Cecilia Magboo (Treasurer), Mr. Fortunato Briones (Auditor), Mr. Leonard Jeff Datingaling (2nd District Representative), Ms. Vivian Ching (3rd District Representative), Ms. Betty Lalong Isip (4th District Representative) and Ms. Lucila Portugal (5th District Representative).

Also experts in the field, Mr. Ruel Punzalan (Vice-Chairperson), Mr. Carlito Bisa (Secretary), Mr. Eric Macaraig (Treasurer), Mr. Antonio Garcia Jr. (Auditor), Mr. Gerry Genon (3rd District Representative), Mr. Bernard Hernandez (4th District Representative), Mr. Roderick Coronel (5th District Representative) and Mr. Joseph Barrento (6th District Representative) will represent the labor sector. Mr. Jorge Selorio (1st District Representative) and Mr. Patrick Villegas (2nd District Representative) joins them in the Council.


Ms. Madonna Dio and Mr. Ruel Punzalan bagged the most number of votes during the election held on 21 September 2017 at the DOLE Regional Office in Calamba City, Laguna to become the RTIPC Vice-Chairperson for Management and Labor, respectively. Ms. Dio is on her first term as Vice-Chair while Mr. Punzalan is on his second.

Other elected RTIPC officers representing the management are Ms. Ma. Teresita Flamengco (Secretary), Gladys Garcia (Treasurer), Manolita Bayran (Auditor), Mr. Virgilio Rapin Jr. (P.R.O.) and Board of Directors (BOD) Mr. Arnel Sta. Ana, Atty. Delia Uy, Mr. Ricson Jusay, Mr. Ramon Castro and Ms. Mayra Nicolas.

The labor sector representatives include Mr. Carlito Bisa (Secretary), Mr. Emmanuel Quizon (Treasurer), Mr. Antonio Garcia Jr. (Auditor) and Engelbert Lasang (P.R.O.), Mr. Gerald Umpad (BOD), Ms. Clyminelda Balido (BOD), Mr. Bernard Hernandez (BOD), Mr. Larry Pontero (BOD) and Mr. Teodoro Gener (BOD)

BTIPC and RTIPC officers will hold a 2-year term of office, 2017-2019.


Celia G. Ariola
Senior LEO
DOLE Batangas Provincial Office

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