Cluster TEE invigorates RCMB5 personnel

PRESS RELEASE

National Conciliation and Mediation Board

Regional Branch No. 5

29 September 2017

 

Legazpi City – As one of the activities in the continuous effort of the National Conciliation and Mediation Board (NCMB) to improve and develop the competency and capability of its officers and staff, the Central and Southern Luzon (SOLU) Clusters conducted the Team Enhancement Exercise (TEE) on September 6-8, 2017 held at Ouan’s The Farm Resort, Lucena City.

The activity aimed to increase the knowledge of participants on disaster awareness and preparedness, gender and development programs, and environmental conservation and protection.  It also aimed to tap and develop staff competency and capability through a strengthening team activity.

Some 43 participants from the different NCMB regional branches joined the exercise.

On the first day, a visit to a mangrove site at Barangay Castañas, Sariaya, Quezon was the foremost activity joined by the SOLU Cluster participants.  This was followed by a lecture/discussion on the topic “Mangroves: Life and Benefits” rendered by Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Officer Arnold Carandang.  The participants were apprised on the need to care for the environment to minimize the effects of climate change through the tree-growing activity that they have conducted at the site sometime in December 2015.

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Amaranto cascades GAD learnings

PRESS RELEASE

National Conciliation and Mediation Board

Regional Branch No. 5

29 September 2017

 

Legazpi City – NCMB Regional Branch 5 Supervising Labor and Employment Officer (SupLEO) Josephine Amaranto cascaded the learnings she gained from the Gender and Development (GAD) seminar she attended last August 22-25, 2017 to her co-workers in the Branch.

In a one-day seminar intended solely for GAD-related topics and activities that was held at Balay Buhay sa Uma, Bulusan, Sorsogon on September 23, 2017, SupLEO Amaranto echoed all the teachings she learned about GAD.

“It has really been the commitment of the office to echo to personnel and staff what we learned from seminars or trainings we have attended,” said NCMB Regional Branch Director Reynaldo Foncardas.  “And since various initiatives have been promoted by the government to make our public service more gender responsive, it is but fitting that we set a time for discussion of GAD programs.  This is a concern of everyone.”

The activity was punctuated with power-point presentation, video-showing, workshop, role-playing, and open discussion.  Actual experiences on gender issues and opinions were shared by the participating employees.

The aim of the seminar is to increase awareness and advocacy for gender issues and the development of mechanisms for planning and implementation of GAD Programs.  Disseminating information on gender issues, mainstreaming the program in the services of the Branch and building capacities to provide assistance in establishing or improving facilities for women were some of the purposes by which the activity was conducted.

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RCMB5 joins CSC 117th anniversary celebration

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National Conciliation and Mediation Board

Regional Branch No. 5

29 September 2017

 

Legazpi City – In celebration of the 117th anniversary of the Philippine Civil Service, regional branch 5 of the National Conciliation and Mediation Board (NCMB) has lined up activities for the month of September 2017 to manifest its support to the nationwide festivities by the Civil Service Commission (CSC).

“Guided by this year’s theme: Tugon sa Hamon ng Pagbabago: Malasakit ng Lingkod Bayani, the Branch had actively taken part in the anniversary celebration starting with the opening program on September 1,” said NCMB Regional Branch Director Reynaldo Foncardas.  “The Zumba Fitness Fundraiser for the Pamanang Lingkod Bayani (PLB) held at the Bicol University Grounds kicked off the anniversary celebration in the Region.  The activity also coincided with the National Crime Prevention Week Opening Program wherein we signed the Statement of Support affirming our commitment to participate and volunteer in the crime prevention programs and projects of the government to promote peace and order.  We can correlate this with our agency’s pledge to promote and maintain just and stable peace in the industry or the workplaces in private establishments through our mandate of conciliation and mediation.  So, it’s really a continuation of our program.  We also commit to ensure public safety and strengthen local government’s capability in the effective delivery of basic services to the citizenry.”

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