GOOD NEWS & PRESS/NEWS RELEASES FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH

GOOD NEWS & PRESS RELEASES

2017 WRITE-UPs|ARTICLES|GOODNEWS

RCMB-CARAGA joins in the 2017 Women’s Month Celebration

Butuan City –  The RCMB-XIII, spearheaded by OIC-Director ISOBEL B. TABANIAG, participated in the month-long celebration of the Women’s Month 2017. All the branch’s personnel attended in the Opening Ceremony which started with a Eucharistic Mass on March 1, 2017 held at DOLE Compound, Butuan City. This year’s theme is: “We Make Change Work for Women”. All the RCMB Staff actively participated in this DOLE-RCC activity.Continue reading →

RCMB-13 celebrates Labor Day 2017

Butuan City – On May 1, 2017, the Department of Labor and Employment with the full support of its attached agencies, the registered local and foreign companies in Caraga Region and other government agencies, celebrates the 115th Labor Day Celebration which opened with a blissful mass at St. Joseph Cathedral, Butuan City.Continue reading →

RCMB XIII conducts Information Drive to MSMEs

By: Faith P. Gonzales

The National Conciliation and Mediation Board – Regional Branch XII joined forces with the the DOLE-Surigao del Sur Provincial Office headed by Ms. May Velonta in the conduct of “Labor Relations, Human Relations and Productivity 101 (LHP)” seminar for Micro, Small, Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in the Province of Surigao del Sur held on February 1 and 16, 2017 at Barobo and Cantilan, Surigao del Sur respectively.Continue reading →

Technician gets monetary benefits through SENA

Butuan City – On 10 May 2017, Mr. Wilmar G. Orque, Jr. filed a complaint against Inkbox Innovations and Computer Store where he is working as a technician for almost two years. NCMB-RB XIII accommodated his complaint with regards to his claims on 13th month pay, unpaid salary and financial assistance through a Request for Assistance or under Single Entry Approach Program.Continue reading →

 

RCMB XIII resolves Notice of Strike

By: Faith P. Gonzales

Butuan City – On 27 January 2016, the first conciliation conference for the Notice of Strike (NS) case of Filipinas PalmOil Plantation Inc. (FPPI) Workers Union-NAFLU-KMU versus Filipinas Palm Plantation Inc. (FPPI) was conducted at NCMB-RB XIII Conference Room, Nimfa Tiu Bldg. No. 8, DOLE Compound, J.P. Rosales Ave., Butuan City; and at the end the same day, it was then settled.Continue reading

Worker receives P20K Financial Assistance through SENA

Butuan City – On 4 May 2017, Mr. Hugo Vertido, Jr., a platform plywood repairer in Richmond Plywood Corporation (RPC), filed before this Branch a Request for Assistance with regards to his monetary claim against his company represented by Human Resource Officer Mr. Edsyl Khu.Continue reading →

 

2016 WRITE-UPs|ARTICLES|GOODNEWS

RCMB-CARAGA joins the 2016 Women’s Month Celebration

Butuan City –  The RCMB-XIII, spearheaded by OIC-Director ISOBEL B. TABANIAG, participated in the month-long celebration of the Women’s Month. All the branch’s personnel attended the Opening Ceremony of the 2016 WMC held at Agusan del Norte Provincial Capitol, butuan City on March 1, 2016, with the theme: “Kaayohan ni Juana, I-apil sa Adyenda!”. The RCMB Staff actively participated in the Kick-off activity which was the Fun Walk and Hataw. Continue reading →

RCMB XIII and its Social Partners – Move Forward!

By: Faith V. Piamonte

“CONVERGENCE OF PROGRAMS AND SOCIAL PROTECTION… moving forward!”. It was the theme quoted on the seminar that was successfully commenced by the Regional Conciliation and Mediation Board (RCMB) Region XIII, in cooperation with the Caraga Industrial Peace Practitioners and Advocates, Inc. (CAIPPA), People Management Association of the Philippines – Caraga Chapter (PMAP) and Caraga Family Welfare Council, Inc. (CFWCI), held at Almont Inland Convention Hall, Butuan City last April 21, 2016, and attended by a total of One Hundred Forty Five (145) participants from the labor and management sectors in various companies in Caraga Region. Continue reading →

 

RCMB CARAGA celebrates 2016 LABOR DAY

Butuan City – On May 1, 2016, the Department of Labor and Employment with the full support of its attached agencies, the registered local and foreign companies in Caraga Region and other government agencies, celebrates the 114th Labor Day Celebration with a cheerful face as they feel the blaze of the sunrise during the “Foot Parade” from Guingona Park to Robinsons Place, Butuan City .Continue reading →

LMC/GM Facilitated at an Organized Company

By: Faith P. Gonzales

Butuan City – The NCMB-RB XIII conducted an LMC/GM facilitation and structuring, orientation on the convergence program, and planning workshop to the labor and management representatives of Bachelor Express Incorporated (BEI) on June 15, 2016 at Big Daddy’s, J.C. Aquino Avenue, Butuan City.Continue reading →

 

RCMB XIII resolves Notice of Strike

By: Faith P. Gonzales

Butuan City – On 27 January 2016, the first conciliation conference for the Notice of Strike (NS) case of Filipinas PalmOil Plantation Inc. (FPPI) Workers Union-NAFLU-KMU versus Filipinas Palm Plantation Inc. (FPPI) was conducted at NCMB-RB XIII Conference Room, Nimfa Tiu Bldg. No. 8, DOLE Compound, J.P. Rosales Ave., Butuan City; and at the end the same day, it was then settled.Continue reading →

 

Labor and Management of FSUU: signs CBA

The FSUU Administration and the FSUU Faculty and Employees’ Association signed the most recent Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) last February 16, 2016. This was the result of what was touted as a breakthrough in the university’s history of negotiations between the administration and the employees’ union last February 5, 2016 which lasted only an hour. Witnesses of the CBA signing were Atty. Johnson Cañete, Regional Director of DOLE Caraga and Ms. Isobel Tabandiag, Officer-in-charge of the RCMB XIII. Atty. Cañete underlined the very good relationship between the FSUU and the FSUUFEA which resulted to the breakthrough results. Rev. Fr. John Christian U. Young expressed hope over the outcome: “This is what happens when negotiators want what is best for the entire FSUU community. Thank you for the trust and congratulations to the management team and the FSUUFEA officers and negotiators. Praise be to God!” The CBA will cover the period from June 1, 2016 to May 31, 2021.Continue reading →

 

Labor and Management of PCBSI: signs CBA

By: Faith P. Gonzales

 

Butuan City – The Prudential Customs and Brokerage Services, Inc. (PCBSI) manifested by the Branch Manager Mr. Edgardo H. Tidalgo and PCBSI-Surigao Dockworkers Labor Union (SDLU)-NAFLU-KMU represented by Union President, Mr. Artequio M. Alceso and NAFLU-KMU Coordinator Mr. Jacinto F. Tanduyan correspondingly, signed the remaining two years of their 2011-2016 Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) last January 29, 2016 at PPA, Surigao City.Continue reading →

RCMB XIII: Information Drive on NCMB Programs and Services

By: Faith P. Gonzales

Butuan City – The Occupational Safety and Health Center (OSHC) – Caraga extension Office, headed by Engr. Christian Jaguit, Engineer III, invited NCMB-Caraga to share the programs and services of NCMB during the Basic Occupational Safety and Heath (BOSH) Training held last August 25-26, 2016 at Vefacio Bed and Dine, Butuan City.Continue reading →

Seafarer receives P2.5M disability benefit through SENA

By: Faith P. Gonzales

Butuan City – On 28 April 2016, Mr. Arthur A. Famador, a Second Officer connected to Veritas Maritime Corporation, through his wife Mrs. Ruth Famador, file before this Branch a Request for Assistance through SENA with regard to his claim for the disability benefit against his company represented by its Legal Counsel, Atty. Michael Edward G. Dumaual of the Nolasco and Associates Law Office.Continue reading →

LMC/GM Facilitated at SURSECO II thru LMC Convergence Program

By: Faith P. Gonzales

The NCMB-RB XIII, together with the members of the LMC Convergence Team conducted an LMC/GM facilitation and structuring, and an orientation on the convergence program and the programs and services of the DOLE and its attached agencies on August 20, 2016 at Surigao del Sur Electric Cooperative II (SURSECO II), Tandag City.Continue reading →

CBA concluded between THPAL Nickel Corp. and THPAL Labor Association

By: Faith P. Gonzales

Butuan City – The Taganito HPAL Nickel Corporation, represented by its Plant Manager, Mr. Munekazu Kawata, and the THPAL Labor Association – Federation of Democratic Labor Organization represented by its President, Mr. Rey Galido and FDLO’s National President, Atty. Gregorio A. Pizarro, finally settled their Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) deadlock and other ULP issues for the 4th and 5th year of their existing CBA.Continue reading →

TRIPARTITE COMMITTEE for PCBSI: Constituted

By: Faith P. Gonzales

Butuan City – To ensure the harmonious workplace environment and industrial peace in Prudential Customs Brokerage Services, Inc. (PCBSI), Surigao City, a Tripartite Committee was formulated through the DOLE Administrative Order No. 44, Series of 2016 and efficaciously conducted its first meeting on 29 January 2016 at Conference Hall, PPA, Surigao City which was presided by the Director of Bureau of Labor Relations, Atty. Benjo Benavidez.Continue reading →

LMC/GM Facilitated at the Plant-Level thru LMC Convergence Program

By: Faith P. Gonzales

The NCMB-RB XIII, together with the members of the LMC Convergence Team conducted an LMC/GM facilitation and structuring, orientation on the convergence program, and planning workshop on June 28, 2016 at Two Aces Construction and Supply, Doongan, Butuan City.Continue reading →

2015 WRITE-UPs|ARTICLES|GOODNEWS

Pagsasanay sa pagtaas pantas-aral para sa mga Opisyal ng Impormasyong Paggawa, ginanap

Bilang tugon sa malawakang pagpapatupad ng Kautusang Tagapagpaganap Blg. 335 ng Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF), isang pagsasanay para mga Opisyal ng Impormasyong Paggawa  ng Pambansang Lupon ng Pagkakasundo at Tagapamagitan ang idinaraos noong ika-24 ng Marso 2015 sa BSA Twin Towers, Lungsod Mandaluyong.

            Ang kautusang ito na nilagdaan ng dating Pangulong Corazon C. Aquino noong 25 Agosto 1988 ay nag-aatas sa lahat ng kagawaran/kawanihan/ tanggapan/ahensiya/instr.Continue reading →

Voluntary Arbitration Program

Conciliation-Mediation Program
1. Perform conciliation and mediation functions;
2. Provide Technical Assistance in the Preparation and Administration of Collective Bargaining Agreements and and in Drawing Up Joint Agreements;
3. Provide training on Alternative Dispute Resolution;
4. Supervise/observe conduct of strike balloting and improved/reduced offer balloting;
5. Provide counseling services on labor relations related issues;
6. Provide training on effective negotiations and collective bargaining;
7. Provide speakership services on labor relations related topics during seminars, symposia, and orientation;
8. Provide Free Legal Aid and Voluntary Arbitration Services (FLAVAS).

Voluntary Arbitration and Grievance Settlement
1. Administer the Voluntary Arbitration Program;
2. Maintain and update a roster of Accredited Voluntary Arbitrators (AVAs);
3. Administer a program for the continuing professionalization of AVAs;
4. Provide technical assistance in the submission of issues to voluntary arbitration and in the selection of AVA or panel of AVAs;
5. Process and grant subsidy on voluntary arbitration fees;
6. Conduct plant-level orientation seminars on grievance machinery and voluntary arbitration ;
7. Conduct training programs on effective grievance handling, position paper writing, etc.;
8. Provide technical assistance in the operationalization and strengthening of grievance machinery.

Workplace Relations and Enhancement (formerly Labor-Management Cooperation) Program
1. Conduct plant-level orientation seminars and skills training on LMC;
2. Facilitate the setting up, re-activation and strengthening of plant-level LMCs;
3. Establish and maintain linkages with LMC Practitioners' Associations nationwide.

Other Services

1. SAGIP
(Strategic Action Group for Industrial Peace) / QRT (Quick response Team) – The NCMB has extended its field operations on a 24/7 basis to improve the delivery of conciliation-mediation services which include but not limited to the conduct of marathon conciliation-mediation conferences, monitoring of actual strike activities, coordination with relevant agencies, intervention in wildcat strikes, etc.;

2. FLAVAS/SENA
(Free Legal Aid and Voluntary Arbitration Services/Single Entry Approach) – Under this program, the Board's services are extended beyong purely organized groups to individual complainants. The NCMB takes advantage of the effectiveness of its conciliation-mediation services to provide immediate assistance to unorganized and individual workers and to unions that are the early state of organizing.

Conciliation-Mediation

Conciliation-Mediation Program
1. Perform conciliation and mediation functions;
2. Provide Technical Assistance in the Preparation and Administration of Collective Bargaining Agreements and and in Drawing Up Joint Agreements;
3. Provide training on Alternative Dispute Resolution;
4. Supervise/observe conduct of strike balloting and improved/reduced offer balloting;
5. Provide counseling services on labor relations related issues;
6. Provide training on effective negotiations and collective bargaining;
7. Provide speakership services on labor relations related topics during seminars, symposia, and orientation;
8. Provide Free Legal Aid and Voluntary Arbitration Services (FLAVAS).

Voluntary Arbitration and Grievance Settlement
1. Administer the Voluntary Arbitration Program;
2. Maintain and update a roster of Accredited Voluntary Arbitrators (AVAs);
3. Administer a program for the continuing professionalization of AVAs;
4. Provide technical assistance in the submission of issues to voluntary arbitration and in the selection of AVA or panel of AVAs;
5. Process and grant subsidy on voluntary arbitration fees;
6. Conduct plant-level orientation seminars on grievance machinery and voluntary arbitration ;
7. Conduct training programs on effective grievance handling, position paper writing, etc.;
8. Provide technical assistance in the operationalization and strengthening of grievance machinery.

Workplace Relations and Enhancement (formerly Labor-Management Cooperation) Program
1. Conduct plant-level orientation seminars and skills training on LMC;
2. Facilitate the setting up, re-activation and strengthening of plant-level LMCs;
3. Establish and maintain linkages with LMC Practitioners' Associations nationwide.

Other Services

1. SAGIP
(Strategic Action Group for Industrial Peace) / QRT (Quick response Team) – The NCMB has extended its field operations on a 24/7 basis to improve the delivery of conciliation-mediation services which include but not limited to the conduct of marathon conciliation-mediation conferences, monitoring of actual strike activities, coordination with relevant agencies, intervention in wildcat strikes, etc.;

2. FLAVAS/SENA
(Free Legal Aid and Voluntary Arbitration Services/Single Entry Approach) – Under this program, the Board's services are extended beyong purely organized groups to individual complainants. The NCMB takes advantage of the effectiveness of its conciliation-mediation services to provide immediate assistance to unorganized and individual workers and to unions that are the early state of organizing.

Workplace Relations Enhancement

Conciliation-Mediation Program
1. Perform conciliation and mediation functions;
2. Provide Technical Assistance in the Preparation and Administration of Collective Bargaining Agreements and and in Drawing Up Joint Agreements;
3. Provide training on Alternative Dispute Resolution;
4. Supervise/observe conduct of strike balloting and improved/reduced offer balloting;
5. Provide counseling services on labor relations related issues;
6. Provide training on effective negotiations and collective bargaining;
7. Provide speakership services on labor relations related topics during seminars, symposia, and orientation;
8. Provide Free Legal Aid and Voluntary Arbitration Services (FLAVAS).

Voluntary Arbitration and Grievance Settlement
1. Administer the Voluntary Arbitration Program;
2. Maintain and update a roster of Accredited Voluntary Arbitrators (AVAs);
3. Administer a program for the continuing professionalization of AVAs;
4. Provide technical assistance in the submission of issues to voluntary arbitration and in the selection of AVA or panel of AVAs;
5. Process and grant subsidy on voluntary arbitration fees;
6. Conduct plant-level orientation seminars on grievance machinery and voluntary arbitration ;
7. Conduct training programs on effective grievance handling, position paper writing, etc.;
8. Provide technical assistance in the operationalization and strengthening of grievance machinery.

Workplace Relations and Enhancement (formerly Labor-Management Cooperation) Program
1. Conduct plant-level orientation seminars and skills training on LMC;
2. Facilitate the setting up, re-activation and strengthening of plant-level LMCs;
3. Establish and maintain linkages with LMC Practitioners' Associations nationwide.

Other Services

1. SAGIP
(Strategic Action Group for Industrial Peace) / QRT (Quick response Team) – The NCMB has extended its field operations on a 24/7 basis to improve the delivery of conciliation-mediation services which include but not limited to the conduct of marathon conciliation-mediation conferences, monitoring of actual strike activities, coordination with relevant agencies, intervention in wildcat strikes, etc.;

2. FLAVAS/SENA
(Free Legal Aid and Voluntary Arbitration Services/Single Entry Approach) – Under this program, the Board's services are extended beyong purely organized groups to individual complainants. The NCMB takes advantage of the effectiveness of its conciliation-mediation services to provide immediate assistance to unorganized and individual workers and to unions that are the early state of organizing.

Conciliation-Mediation

Conciliation-Mediation Program
1. Perform conciliation and mediation functions;
2. Provide Technical Assistance in the Preparation and Administration of Collective Bargaining Agreements and and in Drawing Up Joint Agreements;
3. Provide training on Alternative Dispute Resolution;
4. Supervise/observe conduct of strike balloting and improved/reduced offer balloting;
5. Provide counseling services on labor relations related issues;
6. Provide training on effective negotiations and collective bargaining;
7. Provide speakership services on labor relations related topics during seminars, symposia, and orientation;
8. Provide Free Legal Aid and Voluntary Arbitration Services (FLAVAS).

Voluntary Arbitration and Grievance Settlement
1. Administer the Voluntary Arbitration Program;
2. Maintain and update a roster of Accredited Voluntary Arbitrators (AVAs);
3. Administer a program for the continuing professionalization of AVAs;
4. Provide technical assistance in the submission of issues to voluntary arbitration and in the selection of AVA or panel of AVAs;
5. Process and grant subsidy on voluntary arbitration fees;
6. Conduct plant-level orientation seminars on grievance machinery and voluntary arbitration ;
7. Conduct training programs on effective grievance handling, position paper writing, etc.;
8. Provide technical assistance in the operationalization and strengthening of grievance machinery.

Workplace Relations and Enhancement (formerly Labor-Management Cooperation) Program
1. Conduct plant-level orientation seminars and skills training on LMC;
2. Facilitate the setting up, re-activation and strengthening of plant-level LMCs;
3. Establish and maintain linkages with LMC Practitioners' Associations nationwide.

Other Services

1. SAGIP
(Strategic Action Group for Industrial Peace) / QRT (Quick response Team) – The NCMB has extended its field operations on a 24/7 basis to improve the delivery of conciliation-mediation services which include but not limited to the conduct of marathon conciliation-mediation conferences, monitoring of actual strike activities, coordination with relevant agencies, intervention in wildcat strikes, etc.;

2. FLAVAS/SENA
(Free Legal Aid and Voluntary Arbitration Services/Single Entry Approach) – Under this program, the Board's services are extended beyong purely organized groups to individual complainants. The NCMB takes advantage of the effectiveness of its conciliation-mediation services to provide immediate assistance to unorganized and individual workers and to unions that are the early state of organizing.

Vision

Our Mandate
The NCMB, created under Executive Order No. 126, reorganizing the DOLE, shall formulate policies, develop plans and programs and set standards and procedures relative to the promotion of conciliation and mediation of labor disputes through the preventive mediation, conciliation and voluntary arbitration; facilitation of labor-management cooperation through joint mechanisms for information sharing, effective communication and consultation and group-problem solving.

Vision
The NCMB shall be the center of excellence in enhancing harmonious relationship in every workplace.

Mission
To sustain harmonious labor and management relations through continuous education, mainstreaming of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) mechanisms, and implementation of innovation approaches towards worker's empowerment.

Functions
The NCMB, as a staff and line office, has the following functions:
1. Formulate policies, programs, standards, procedures, manuals of operations and guidelines pertaining to effective mediation and conciliation of all labor dispute.
2. Perform preventive mediation and conciliation functions.
3. Coordinate and maintain linkages with other sectors of institutions, and other government authorities concerned with matters relative to the prevention and settlement of labor disputes.
4. Formulates policies, plans, programs, standards, procedures, manuals of operations and guidelines pertaining to the promotion of cooperative and non-adversarial schemes, grievance handling, voluntary arbitration and other voluntary modes of dispute settlement.
5. Administer the voluntary arbitration program; maintain/update a list of voluntary arbitrators, compile arbitration awards and decisions.
6. Provide counseling and preventive mediation assistance particularly in the administration of collective agreements
7. Monitor and exercise technical supervision over the Board's programs being implemented in the regional offices; and
8. Perform such other functions as may be provided by law or assigned by the Secretary.

NCMB Mandate

Our Mandate
The NCMB, created under Executive Order No. 126, reorganizing the DOLE, shall formulate policies, develop plans and programs and set standards and procedures relative to the promotion of conciliation and mediation of labor disputes through the preventive mediation, conciliation and voluntary arbitration; facilitation of labor-management cooperation through joint mechanisms for information sharing, effective communication and consultation and group-problem solving.

Vision
The NCMB shall be the center of excellence in enhancing harmonious relationship in every workplace.

Mission
To sustain harmonious labor and management relations through continuous education, mainstreaming of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) mechanisms, and implementation of innovation approaches towards worker's empowerment.

Functions
The NCMB, as a staff and line office, has the following functions:
1. Formulate policies, programs, standards, procedures, manuals of operations and guidelines pertaining to effective mediation and conciliation of all labor dispute.
2. Perform preventive mediation and conciliation functions.
3. Coordinate and maintain linkages with other sectors of institutions, and other government authorities concerned with matters relative to the prevention and settlement of labor disputes.
4. Formulates policies, plans, programs, standards, procedures, manuals of operations and guidelines pertaining to the promotion of cooperative and non-adversarial schemes, grievance handling, voluntary arbitration and other voluntary modes of dispute settlement.
5. Administer the voluntary arbitration program; maintain/update a list of voluntary arbitrators, compile arbitration awards and decisions.
6. Provide counseling and preventive mediation assistance particularly in the administration of collective agreements
7. Monitor and exercise technical supervision over the Board's programs being implemented in the regional offices; and
8. Perform such other functions as may be provided by law or assigned by the Secretary.

Mission

Our Mandate
The NCMB, created under Executive Order No. 126, reorganizing the DOLE, shall formulate policies, develop plans and programs and set standards and procedures relative to the promotion of conciliation and mediation of labor disputes through the preventive mediation, conciliation and voluntary arbitration; facilitation of labor-management cooperation through joint mechanisms for information sharing, effective communication and consultation and group-problem solving.

Vision
The NCMB shall be the center of excellence in enhancing harmonious relationship in every workplace.

Mission
To sustain harmonious labor and management relations through continuous education, mainstreaming of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) mechanisms, and implementation of innovation approaches towards worker's empowerment.

Functions
The NCMB, as a staff and line office, has the following functions:
1. Formulate policies, programs, standards, procedures, manuals of operations and guidelines pertaining to effective mediation and conciliation of all labor dispute.
2. Perform preventive mediation and conciliation functions.
3. Coordinate and maintain linkages with other sectors of institutions, and other government authorities concerned with matters relative to the prevention and settlement of labor disputes.
4. Formulates policies, plans, programs, standards, procedures, manuals of operations and guidelines pertaining to the promotion of cooperative and non-adversarial schemes, grievance handling, voluntary arbitration and other voluntary modes of dispute settlement.
5. Administer the voluntary arbitration program; maintain/update a list of voluntary arbitrators, compile arbitration awards and decisions.
6. Provide counseling and preventive mediation assistance particularly in the administration of collective agreements
7. Monitor and exercise technical supervision over the Board's programs being implemented in the regional offices; and
8. Perform such other functions as may be provided by law or assigned by the Secretary.