RCMB5 conducts media briefing

PRESS RELEASE

National Conciliation and Mediation Board

Regional Branch No. 5

08 May 2018

 

Legazpi City – The Regional Conciliation and Mediation Branch (RCMB)-5 will conduct a press briefing on “Alternative Dispute Resolution” on 10 May 2018 to be held at the ground floor, function room of Calaguas Gateway Hotel, Vinzons St., Daet, Camarines Norte from 9:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M.

The main resource speaker is RCMB5 Regional Branch Director Reynaldo Foncardas.

“ADR is the sum of all the Board’s programs and services that consists of conciliation and mediation (Con-Med), grievance machinery and voluntary arbitration (GM/VA), and labor and management cooperation (LMC).  Generally, it refers to any process or procedure used to resolve a dispute or controversy, other than by adjudication or litigation,” Director Foncardas explained.

“Ms Maria Teresita Cancio, NCMB Deputy Executive Director IV who should have been the resource speaker sends her apology for not making it to the press briefing.  She said she has a more urgent commitment to attend to.”

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LAMIPA & OGMA meeting cum benchmarking

PRESS RELEASE

National Conciliation and Mediation Board

Regional Branch No. 5

24 April 2018

 

The officers and members of the board of trustees of the Labor and Management Industrial Peace Advocates (LAMIPA) – Bicol and the Organization of Grievance Machinery Advocates (OGMA) called a special meeting for the purpose of threshing out the issues raised during the last meeting held at the Hotel St. Ellis, Legazpi City last March 7, 2018.

The special meeting was held on April 20, 2018 at the plant site of Energy Development Corporation (EDC), BacMan Geothermal Business Unit (BGBU), Palayan-Bayan, Manito, Albay.  As advocates of Labor and Management Cooperation (LMC) one of the objectives of the meeting is to benchmark the LMC best practices for industrial peace of EDC-BGBU.  Before the meeting started, the participants were regaled by the stories and presentations on best practices of the company.  There was first an orientation on safety and security.  The group was upped on the progress in the community with regards to environmental protection, compliance with government laws on waste management and health standards.  They were also warned and made aware of the hazards of hydrogen sulphide, H2S.  It can be gleaned that the company boasts of being the largest renewable energy producer in the world with concessions in nearby Southeast Asian nations.  Community programs are being practised as regards its sustainability, BINHI program and watershed.  Sustainability is promoted as a way of life in safeguarding the community for the future generation that have to be nurtured with the “green” portfolio.  “BINHI” program is summed up in the slogan “Let the future take its root.”  The four crucial purposes of “TREE” in their program are: (1) Tree for food; (2) Tree for life; (3) Tree for the future; and (4) Tree for leisure.

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RCMB5 caps women’s month celebration with tour

PRESS RELEASE

National Conciliation and Mediation Board

Regional Branch No. 5

April 2018 

 

“One of the steps in building employee commitment and involvement especially in terms of gender perspective is to plan and execute social and athletic activities.” This was the opening statement of Regional Branch Director Reynaldo Foncardas of the National Conciliation and Mediation Board, Regional Branch 5, or RCMB5 for brevity, said on the culmination of the Women’s Month celebration.

“The activities allowed our staff to interact with each other and thus build greater professionalism in government service rooted on dedication and innate integrity.  This year’s theme: WE Make Change for Women, emphasized women as active drivers in bringing about positive changes.  And this can be brought about by interaction, not only within the confines of the office but also outside such as with nature or historical places, or beautiful spots in the locality or with private as well as public offices.  In this way, they can reap the development in the countryside and communities brought about by women’s efforts.”

In compliance with the Civil Service Commission Memorandum Circular No. 03 series of 2017 encouraging all government agencies to undertake activities that highlights women as positive change drivers, the RCMB5 conducted various activities like hanging of 2018 Women’s Month streamer in the façade of the office, wearing of shirts with official logo and print as prescribed by the Philippine Commission on Women, uploading of campaign streamer and official logo in the website of the RCMB5, conducting of an area-wide seminar on Gender and Development attended by representatives from private organized and unorganized companies in the Bicol Region, holding of an in-house seminar on Pag-IBIG and PhilHealth programs and services and participating in the “One Billion Rising” Campaign.

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PM case solved in one sitting

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National Conciliation and Mediation Board

Regional Branch No. 5

6 April 2018

 

Legazpi City – When the rank-and-file union president and secretary of the Camarines Norte Electric Cooperative, Inc. (CANORECO) sought the intervention of the Branch office by filing a preventive mediation (PM) case against the electric cooperative little did the Branch personnel know that the case will be solved in just one conciliation meeting.

“I left my report hanging unsure whether to place “settled” or “pending” in the status of case filed in the Branch thinking that with the scheduled conciliation meeting and as experienced before it usually takes several meetings before a case is mutually agreed upon or settled,” narrated Supervising Labor and Employment Officer (SupLEO) Josephine Amaranto when she was in the process of updating her monthly case development monitoring system report.  “I was hesitant to tag the case as settled considering that it was just a week after filing it with the office.  I was almost sure it would not be settled that early.  But there it was, during the initial conference, the parties mutually agreed to the proposals after a short deliberation on it.”

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RCMB5 hosts DOLEROV-RCC full council meeting

PRESS RELEASE

National Conciliation and Mediation Board

Regional Branch No. 5

27 March 2018

 

Legazpi City – As agreed during the February 28, 2018 meeting of the Department of Labor and Employment Regional Office (DOLEROV) Regional Coordinating Committee (RCC), the Regional Conciliation and Mediation Branch (RCMB) – 5 hosted the March 21 Full Council meeting held at the Branch Office at Aquende Drive, Legazpi City.

Aside from the DOLEROV, there were seven attached agencies that were represented, namely, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration-Regional Satellite Office (POEA-RSO)-5, Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB)-5, Occupational Safety and Health Center-Regional Extension Unit (OSHC-REU)-5,  National Reintegration Center for OFWs (NRCO), National Labor Relations Commission-Regional Arbitration Branch (NLRC-RAB)-5, Overseas Workers Welfare Administration-Regional Welfare Office (OWWA-RWO)-5 and RCMB5.
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