National Conciliation and Mediation Board

Regional Branch No. V

August 29, 2018


Legazpi City- In line with Department of Labor and Employment’s (DOLE) priority plan and the Branch’s advocacy to intensify campaign on labor laws compliance, security of tenure, productivity incentive schemes and other labor relations strategies, the Regional Conciliation and Mediation Branch V (RCMB-V) conducted a seminar on August 3, 2018 at Ninong’s Hotel, Legazpi City titled “Recent Policy Development and Settlement Mechanism with LMC Convergence Programs”.


A total of 105 participants coming from different companies and members and officers of Labor and Management Industrial Peace Advocates (LAMIPA) and Organization of Grievance Machinery Advocates (OGMA) attended the seminar. The honorable guest of the seminar was Executive Director IV, Shirley M. Pascual of the National Conciliation and Mediation Board. The seminar began with a welcome message by Ms. Imelda E. Romanillos, OIC-Assistant Regional Director of DOLE-V who spoke about the implementation of DOLE programs and encouraged companies to comply with Labor Standards law. Director Pascual gave an inspirational message and shared about how to strengthen relationship among companies. She also put emphasis on establishing Labor and Management Cooperation (LMC) in every company. According to her, labor and management are partners who share common interest in the success and growth of the enterprise and the economy.


Regional Branch Director Reynaldo S. Foncardas of RCMB-V was one of the resource speakers of the seminar. He spoke about “Recent Policy Development and Dispute Settlement Mechanism”. His lecture focused on providing adequate machinery for the expeditious settlement of labor and industrial peace. He also highlighted the different alternative modes of settlement of labor disputes. Ms. Jennifer Novela, newbie of the RCMB-5 gave a lecture on Republic Act 10361 also known as “Domestic Worker’s Act or Kasambahay Law”. According to her, the passage of this law recognizes domestic workers as similar to those in the formal sector. It strengthens respect, protection, and promotion of the rights and welfare of domestic workers or kasambahay. Her lecture was followed by the presentation of Ms. Francia N. Ocmer, Regional Board Secretary of RTWPB-5 who discussed “Two-Tiered Wage System/ Gain Sharing Program”.


In the afternoon of the seminar various lecture presentations were also presented and facilitated by various speakers. Engr. Arturo P. Corbe, Technical Services & Support Division Chief of DOLE-V talked about Security of Tenure. Ms. Lynette H. Dela Fuente, senior LEO of DOLE-V also shared about Labor Laws Compliance.


On the other hand, the lecture on DOLE Integrated Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program (DILEEP) and Worker’s Organization Development Program (WODP) was given by Raymond P. Escalante, OIC-Provincial Field Officer of DOLE-V Albay Office. The presentation on The Employee’s Compensation Program was given by Ma. Yvette C. Bonavente, Information Officer II of ECC-REU 5. Finally, Mark James S. Andayog, Research Analyst of Occupational Safety and Health Center- REU 5, discussed about Occupational Safety and Health Standards.


A closing message from Ms. Josephine DL. Amaranto, Supervising LEO of RCMB-V ended the seminar and thanked all the participants and facilitators who devoted their precious time and expertise in the said seminar. She also acknowledged the help and full cooperation of the RCMB-5 staffs and personnel as well as the support of its Regional Branch Director.


The seminar was emceed by Ms. Hazel G. Caroche, Labor Employment Officer III of the RCMB-V. –contributed by Jennifer Mae A. Novela


Reviewed by:                                                                APPROVED FOR RELEASE:

EFLEDA A. HOURANI                                              REYNALDO S. FONCARDAS

Senior LEO/LIO-designate                                          Regional Branch Director