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CLOSING THE GAP: LAGUNA LABOR MANAGEMENT COUNCIL INC. HOLDS 7TH ANNUAL CONVENTION


In The League. Power speakers at the 7th LLMCi Convention at Sta. Rosa City Auditorium on 24 August 2018 with RD Henry S. Jalbuena (center), PD Guido R. Recio (upper left), Dr. Rene E. Ofreneo (upper right), Atty. Cesario A. Azucena, Jr., (middle left) Atty. Bitonio Ernesto R. Bitonio (midlle right), Dir. Elvira O. Jota (lower left), and LLMCi BOD Domingo P. Mole (lower right).

As the crowd gathers, one after another, finding their own spot at the Sta. Rosa City Hall Auditorium to get a glimpse of the spacious stage where the official 7th Laguna Labor Management Council, Inc. (LLMCi) Convention backdrop is displayed, there is the sense of familiarity for regular attendees who went to the same venue for the same event last year to celebrate tripartism and industrial peace. Perhaps the audience also got accustomed to the people running the program in partnership with the team of Ms. Luchi Vitales for the second time around. In the front row are familiar faces headed by LLMCi Chairperson and Laguna Provincial Director Guido R. Recio spearheading the activity along with the rest of the officers.

Every year, this occasion is but differentiated by a new theme and a new set of learning sessions fresh from an elite pool of speakers to discuss timely issues and concerns in the tripartite setting with the participation of representatives from labor, management and government.

Aimed at strengthening tripartite relations to better prepare the industry amid challenges characterized by global trends alongside local policies and regulations, this year’s theme is “Tripartism: Closing the Gaps Among Labor, Management, and Government.”

Such interrelationship among the tripartite sectors was expounded in the keynote speech delivered by DOLE IV-A Regional Director Henry John S. Jalbuena which likewise underscored the role of the Laguna Labor Management Council Inc. as a springboard for effective enforcement of General labor Standards and Occupational Safety and Health Standards.

In hopes of better preparing establishments for the “manufacturing revolution,” Understanding Industry 4.0 was presented by Dr. Rene E. Ofreneo, professor and former Dean of UP SOLAIR explaining the role, impact, and challenges of technology in the economy and industrial relations.

With the issuance of Department Order 174-17 on contracting and subcontracting by Atty. Bitonio Ernesto R. Bitonio, former NLRC Chairman and DOLE Undersecretary, now a practicing lawyer, consultant and professor gave insights by way of jurisprudence

The latest jurisprudence on employment relations was tackled by Atty. Cesario A. Azucena, Jr., the author of the popular book, The Labor Code: With Comments and Cases currently teaching at Ateneo De Manila University.

Worklife Balance Leading to Productivity was discussed by Dir. Elvira O. Jota of the National Wages and Productivity Commission while Living Wage for a Decent Life was shared by Mr. Domingo P. Mole, leader of the Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino.

What also makes this year’s affair noteworthy is the active participation of educational institutions equipped with better programs and services for companies interested to promote career growth and development. Lyceum of the Philippines University, for one, introduced its Academe and Industry Linkage Project and showcased talents of its students with some entertainment stints.

Having reached over 350 representatives from labor, management and government sectors, the LLMCi with its officers, Vice-Chair for Labor Emmanuel Quizon, and Vice-Chair for Management John Joseph Cano, is grateful and confident that the TIPC Laguna community can pull off another meaningful event next year with ever supportive partners and sponsors.

In the end, participants left the auditorium not only with smiles for a great learning experience but also with tokens not to mention raffle prizes for lucky participants who won cash, gift vouchers, freebies and home appliances courtesy of sponsor companies and the Provincial Government of Laguna.


by:

RUDYBOY R. SINAY
Senior LEO/LCO LPO

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