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.

Regional Branch IV-A Director Feliciano R. Orihuela, Jr rendered lectures and workshops on the topics “Disaster Awareness & Preparedness: Learning First-Aid & Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)”; “Green Our DOLE Program (GODP)” and “Women Essentials in the Workplace: Understanding Solo Parent Welfare Act, Magna Carta of Women & Law on Violence against Women.”

Mr. Edgar Ibajo facilitated the activity on “Strengthening Team Productivity through Effective Working Relations and Collaboration.”

Several adult-learning exercises were indulged in the course of the enhancement seminar.  Group activities were also included to foster and develop team work among the participants and tapped leadership potentials from others.


Prepared by:




Senior LEO/LIO-designate






Regional Branch Director