M. Francisco

DAVAO CITY. Ma. Theresa Makinano-Francisco is the new OIC Director of the Regional Conciliation and Mediation Branch XI.

She assumed office effective May 5, this year, by virtue of Office Order No. 19 series of 2014 issued by Hon. Reynaldo R. Ubaldo, Executive Director IV of the Board.

“Tess”, as she is fondly called by her friends and comrades at work, celebrates her natal day every 20th of May. She was raised in Sintos, Subd., Villa Kanaga, Butuan City.

She obtained her baccalaureate degree in Industrial Engineering at the Cebu Institute of Technology in 1985 and earned her master’s degree in Public Administration at Southwestern University in Cebu City last year.

Prior to her appointment as OIC Director, she was the Conciliator-Mediator of this Branch. She also became Senior Labor and Employment Officer of RB XIII (Caraga Region) for almost ten years; and a former college professor of Father Saturnino Urios University in Butuan City and used to handle subjects such as Industrial Relations, Wages and Salary Administration; Human Factor; Industrial Organizations; and Safety Engineering. She also served as panelist of some undergraduate theses during oral defense in the same institution.

In 1999, Francisco is a recipient of the Outstanding Service Award given by the City Government of Escalante, Negros Occidental for her exemplary contributions and dedication to work.

She is an active speaker, facilitator and delegate-participant in some summit and seminar-workshops undertaken by both NCMB and DOLE.

OIC Francisco believed in Rabindranath Tagore’s “Work as if everything depends upon man; pray as if everything depends upon God” in dealing cases to promote industrial peace and retain harmonious relationships in the workplace.

“I am grateful of the opportunity to work with RCMB XI staff and clients, both were warm and very supportive”, Tess commented on her work experiences here in Davao City.

A. Reyes

Meanwhile, Aerrine Marie Raran Reyes is the Branch new Conciliator-Mediator by virtue of the order issued by Admin. Ubaldo replacing Francisco who was promoted OIC Director.

“Nonnette”, as she is dotingly called by her friends and colleagues, is a native of Cagayan de Oro City who celebrates her natal day every 3rd day of May. She is the eldest daughter of Augusto and Editha.

She graduated her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration major in Accounting in Mindanao State University, Iligan City in 1986. A year after, she took Bachelor of Laws at Xavier University and finished it in 1992. After a couple of years, she pursued her graduate studies and earned Master in Public Administration at Bukidnon State University in 2006.

Prior to her appointment as Conciliator-Mediator, Reyes was connected with the National Labor Relations Commission (NLRC)-Eighth Division in Cagayan de Oro City as Board Secretary IV and Acting Administrative Officer designate. She once became the Acting Deputy Executive Clerk of Court; Fiscal Examiner II; and Stenographer of the same Commission.

Various state-of-the-art seminars and trainings made Reyes equipped and capable of the position. To name a few, the Conciliation-Mediation Training for DOLE and Attached Agencies Hearing Officers; Basic Training in Computing and Internet Literacy with IT Law Overview; Peer Educator and Counselor Training Course with STI & HIV/AIDS Education-Prevention Program in the Workplace; Institute on Labor Laws among others.

“In everything you do, put your heart in it. It will give you good, if not the best results you least expect it”, Nonnette said when asked how she handled erring union members especially those with very convoluted cases. “You don’t need a reason to help people”, the single lady ConMed exclaimed as her guiding principle.#dmg1