In support to the advocacy and activity of the Association of Labor Management Cooperation Practioners (ALMACOP) – Davao Chapter, the Regional Branch XI facilitated the conduct of a free area-wide seminar entitled “Level Up 2020.1 Learn More; Achieve More” last December 11, 2020 via Zoom.

“Labor Management Cooperation still continues even in this new normal situation.” opened Mr. Julius M. Jonelas, President of ALMACOP-Davao Chapter. He further explained that he hoped participants would level-up during this seminar. The seminar covered the DTI and DOLE Interim Guidelines on Workplace Prevention and Control of COVID 19 and the Fourth Industrial Revolution (FIRE). Moreover, it had a session on sharing the best practices of Unifrutti Tropical Philippines Inc. in this new normal situation as a model for other companies. In attendance were 13 organized companies and 22 unorganized companies totaling to 52 participants.

Department of Labor and Employment Regional Office XI (DOLE XI) Regional Director, Ofelia B. Domingo, also graced the activity and gave an inspiring message to the participants to stay strong during the pandemic. “We are glad that we have come together to act and make our lives and workplaces free from diseases, not only COVID-19.  We are not only facing physical illness nowadays but also problems resulting to anxieties. Thus, I encourage everyone to work together and believe that God is in control. Let us turn our worries to worship. Let us turn our fears to faith,” encouraged Domingo to the participants.

Mr. Marlito Ayala, Senior Labor Employment Officer of DOLE XI, discussed that we are already in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, which pertains to the new wave of technological advancements that we are currently experiencing leading to a disruption in the global labor market due to artificial intelligence and machines replacing labor-intensive work. Hence, individuals and employees must level-up their skills and embrace new technologies to cope up with new trend in employment.

Jonelas added “I would like to express my appreciation to NCMBXI team who helps us making this event possible. Thank you for making the first and last activity of ALMACOP this year a success.”

ALMACOP’s Davao Chapter Level-Up 2020.1 Seminar last December 11, 2020

The Association of Labor Management Cooperation Practitioners Davao Chapter or known as ALMACOP is an organization of union and management representatives who practiced Labor Management Cooperation in their respective companies. The Davao Chapter of ALMACOP has a membership of at least 100. Gary B. Bonghanoy