The Association of Labor Management Cooperation Practitioners-Davao Chapter in cooperation with the National Conciliation and Mediation Board, Regional Branch No. XI conduct the second Mindanao-wide activity hashtagged “LevelUp 2017.2: LMC @ Work: Getting Connected on August 17, 2017 at Brokenshire Resort and Convention Center, Fr. Selga St., Madapo Hills, Davao City.
One hundred twenty one (121) attendees participated in this event from both labor and management sectors.
Ms. Kristine Lazaga and Mr. Vincent Marie Pelicano from San Pedro Hospital of Davao City served as Masters of Ceremony.
Dr. Gina Fe G. Israel, PHILAMCOP President gave the opening message and PHILAMCOP updates.
The first Resource Speaker was Mr. J. Ricky M. Tagabucba, Board of Trustee of Davao City Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Inc. He gave his insights on understanding Martial Law on the business industry.
This was followed by Major General Noel S. Clement, Commanding Officer, 10th Infantry Division-Philippine Army, Armed Forces of the Philippines.
There was an open forum after the two Resource Speakers moderated by Mr. Julius Jonelas, Public Relations Officer of ALMACOP.
Auditor and Sports event coordinator Benj Tuble presented the ALMCOP upcoming events, a one-day labor and management fun bowl to be held on September 22, 2017, Friday at the NCCC Mall and fun run for the blind 3K, 5K and 10K with singlet on September 24, 2017.
In the afternoon, the Resource Speaker was Father Navarro “Jun” S. Matas, Jr. OMI who gave the Spirituality of Connection: Creating and Protecting Right Relationships.
His talk caught the attention of most of the participants. It seems as everybody did not want to miss a single word of Father Matas. The venue was also filled with laughter and smiles as Father Matas cracked his jokes while preaching the meaning of life and connecting it with one’s relationship with God, community, work, family and oneself. “Spirituality is not about religion. It is about your connection with your God, with the community, with your work, with your family but most importantly with yourself”, Father Matas stated. “I am not particular with religion. It does not matter whether you are a protestant or a Roman Catholic or a Muslim. Or worse is do you belong to the religion of “Agwantista?” Agwanta way samba samba (in Bisaya dialect),” he added.
The whole session served as one the means to remind all the people who attended both labor and management the importance of maintaining a harmonious relationship at work and attaining industrial peace, as a whole and of realizing the true values in life. Sheila A. Rivera, LIO-Designate.