RCMBXI Promotes LMC and GM at UM Tagum College


Davao City – The branch took another milestone for sharing the programs of NCMB to the graduating students of the University of Mindanao – Tagum Branch.

“The branch gave an overview of the roles, functions and the vision and mission of NCMB and two of its main programs namely Labor Management Cooperation and Grievance Machinery to the graduating students of UM Tagum College on April 1, 2019 at the P.B. San Jose Gymnasium, UM Tagum College” OIC-Director Aerrine Marie R. Reyes said.

“This is the second time for this year that NCMB went to schools to share the programs of NCMB.  The first was at the Ateneo de Davao University held on January 22, 2019,” Dir. Reyes stated.

“This will really help orient the students on labor laws and prepare them in their roles as would be employers or entrepreneurs or employees as they enter into the next phase of their life. This will also help inform students that there is a mechanism that they can utilize that prevent conflicts into a full blown dispute whether it is resorting to a third party or even staging a strike, ” Dir. Reyes added.


Around 1,155 graduating students from different academic departments from criminal justice education, teacher education, business administration education, accounting education, hotel and restaurant management, engineering education and arts and sciences education participated in the “Seminar on Employment Laws and Best Practices.”



Mr. Cary Jun P. Montero, Senior Labor and Employment Officer of the Regional Conciliation and Mediation Branch XI acted as the resource speaker on LMC.

Montero emphasized to the students that LMC is one of the proactive mechanisms in addressing daily workplace issues and concerns to help harmonize and strengthen relationship between labor and management.

“This is composed of a committee or council represented by both labor and management that meet regularly, ideally on a monthly basis to discuss issues that are of equal concern to both workers and employer,”  Montero further stated.



Mr. Rey Maquidato, Vice-President for the Association of Labor Management Cooperation Practitioners (ALMACOP), Davao Chapter which is one of the social partners of NCMB also shared LMC best practices of their company, Unifrutti Tropical Phils., Inc.

The said activity was requested by Ms. Marialyn D. Cario, MBA, School OJT Coordinator and Marck Lester L. Navales, CPA, MBA, Assistant Dean under the approval of Dr. Evelyn P. Saludes, EdD, Vice President/Board of Directors and Dr. Gina Fe T. Israel, EdD, Dean of College of UM Tagum and formerly the President of the Philippine League of Labor-Management Cooperation Practitioners (PHILAMCOP), Inc.

This has also been an institutional practice since last year with Ms. Nancy Lasquite, Supervising LEO as the Resource Speaker on LMC.