Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Bataan Industrial Peace Council holds first general assembly

BALANGA CITY, Bataan-Around 90 management and labor representatives in the hotel and restaurant, construction and education sectors recently attended the first general assembly of the Bataan Industrial Peace Council (BIPC).
BIPC is regarded as the mother council of the provincial tripartite councils of the mentioned sectors.
During the occasion, Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Assistant Regional Director Geraldine Panlilio gave an overview of Department Order 115-11 otherwise known as the “Guidelines on the Implementation of the Incentivizing Compliance Program (ICP)” with emphasis on the Tripartite Certificate of Compliance to Labor Standards.
“Gone are the days when firms perceive us like police officers going after those with violations on labor standards. We are (now) here introducing a developmental approach, through the ICP, which will benefit both management and labor in terms of productivity and competitiveness,” Panlilio said. 
The Labor agency official noted that the ICP gives due recognition to companies which strongly promote the culture of voluntary compliance to core labor standards and occupational safety and health standards.
Moreover, DOLE Provincial Director Leilani Reynoso and other staff from the Bataan Field Office gave lectures on Productivity, Republic Act 9231 otherwise known as Child Labor Law, and Workers Rights and Benefits.
The activity culminated with the election of officers for period 2014-2016 where Reynoso was voted Chairman along with Mia Edith Gabriel of Abelline Manpower Services as Vice Chair for Management, Joven Gadiano of Universal Weavers as Vice Chair for Labor, Ethel Grace Ramos of Bataan Christian School as Secretary (Management), Nida Valderama of Mitsumi as Secretary (Labor), Doriz Dichoso of Dong-In as Treasurer (Management), Rosario Gaza of Dunlop as Treasurer (Labor), Jhune Lopez of Seashore Restaurant as Auditor (Management), Bernard Cuenco of Asia Pro Cooperative as Auditor (Labor), Jovy Cuberos of Anvaya Cove Beach and Nature Club as Public Relations Officer (Management), and Eduardo Meneses of BFG as Public Relations Officer (Labor).
Chosen as members of the Board of Directors were Slyvia Tolentino of Jollibee and Jerome Bantog of Crown Royale Hotel representing the Hotel and Restaurant Tripartite Council, Victor Quezon of Polymervic Construction representing the Construction Industrial Tripartite Council, and Antonina Abella of KIDS Garden Learning Center and Eden Caribo of the Orani United Methodist Ecumenical School representing the Education Industrial Tripartite Council. (Carlo Lorenzo J. Datu)


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