PRESS RELEASE

The Branch successfully conducted three Workplace Cooperation and Partnership Programs Seminar last April 2021 around various provinces in Davao Region.

The first Plant Level Orientation Seminar (PLOS) was conducted at Maria Socio General Services Inc. (MSGSI) at Mawab, Davao de Oro last April 20, 2021. It was attended by 41 participants, 11 individuals from the management’s side and 30 workers from the labor’s side. Their President, Fr. Reynaldo A. Biliran, and General Manager, Mr. Luciano Bongcac, was also present in the seminar. Prior to the seminar, MSGSI gained permission from their Local Government Unit for the conduct of the seminar with instructions to conduct it in an open-space area and to follow social distancing protocols.

The second PLOS was conducted at Oriental Golden Coco, Inc. (OGCI) at Dahican, Mati, Davao Oriental last April 21, 2021. OGCI allowed six (6) workers and 12 management representatives to attend the seminar. The seminar included orientations on NCMB overview, Labor and Management Cooperation (LMC) Conceptual Framework, Grievance Machinery (GM) and Voluntary Arbitration including Gender and Development, and Single-Entry Approach. Moreover, the seminar was convergence activity with the Department of Labor and Employment Mati Field Office who also discussed their Family Welfare program. One of the notable impressions in this seminar was the appreciation of the participants on the Grievance Machinery where employees may appeal to the Management to reconsider their actions in due process. OGCI also composed their temporary LMC Steering Committee with 2 representatives from both workers and management.

The third seminar was an online seminar at Hijo Resources Corporation (HRC) last April 26, 2021 via Zoom. The activity was attended by 17 participants, with 7 workers and 10 management representatives.

Maria Socio General Services Inc. primarily engages in manpower services for Apex Mining Co., Inc. The company employs 228 workers and headed by its Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Reynaldo A. Biliran.

Oriental Golden Coco Inc. primarily engages in the production and manufacturing of coconut products. The company is represented by its HR Manager, Jesa O. Hombre, and employs 841 employees, of which 280 are female employees and 561 are male workers.

Hijo Resources Corporation primarily engages in growing and exporting of Cavendish Banana. It is based at Hijo Plantation, Brgy. Madaum, Tagum City, Davao del Norte. The company employs 63 male workers and 19 female employees. It is headed by their President, Rosana T. Fores. Gary B. Bonghanoy

Posted on May 20, 2021