The Regional Branch achieved its 2020 target of 30 companies facilitated on Labor-Management Cooperation (LMC) and Grievance Machinery (GM) at the end of October despite the pandemic with the conduct of webinar with its latest on October 26, 2020.

“Before COVID, we conduct plant level orientation seminars an LMC orientation in the company’s establishments. This requires our technical personnel to frequently travel within the region to conduct face-to-face orientations with a single company. Now, we hold online orientations for at least two companies in a single webinar. Although, we still limit the number of companies who may join in a single batch to ensure that the participants’ concerns are given enough attention.” OIC-Director Aerrine Marie R. Reyes stated.

As to date, the Davao Branch of the National Conciliation and Mediation Board has oriented 30 companies, achieving its target of 28 companies for 2020. Next year, the Branch hopes to serve more companies, whether thru online meetings or face-to-face interactions.

“With the demoralizing effect of the pandemic, we ensure that the importance of a healthy workplace culture is emphasized during the seminars in order to bolster morale among the employees and the management” Reyes added.

Four (4) companies participated in the online webinar last October 26 namely (1) LYR Security Agency Corporation, (2) Black Volt Security Corporation, (3) SmartGard Security Services Inc., and (4) JD Pentagon Security and Investigation Agency Inc.

LYR Security Agency Corporation is located at Alfa Building, Dalisay Gante Road, Tagum City. The company is headed by their President, Esterlito Y. Sobiaco, and employs 439 employees.

Black Volt Security Corporation is headed by their President, Peter Paul Pallon, and employs 320 with 300 male workers and 20 female employees. It is located in Duha Village, Maa, Davao City.

SmartGard Security Services Inc. employs more than 400 workers. It is located at #75 Gov. Chavez St., Davao City. The company is led by its President, Esterlito Y. Sobiaco.

JD Pentagon Security and Investigation Agency Inc. is headed by their Manager, Alvin T. Banuelos, and employs 150 workers. It is located in Brgy. Obrero, Davao City. Gary B. Bonghanoy