The Regional Conciliation and Mediation Branch-Cordillera Administrative Region (RCMB-CAR) is proud to present its accomplishments for May 2022. These include the formation of four (4) Labor-Management Cooperation (LMC) and four (4) Grievance Machinery (GM) mechanisms. Six (6) establishments were monitored, four (4) of which were enhanced. To complete the activities of the technical personnel, four (4) companies were likewise pre-facilitated and pre-institutionalized.

Director Estioco lauded the technical team for this month’s output and encouraged them to continue with their constant follow-up strategies. “This is the first time that in one month the Branch was able to facilitate and institutionalize 4 LMCs and GMs, respectively,” she said.

The facilitation and institutionalization activities involved three (3) private security agencies and one (1) gasoline station, namely: Carlomaximus Security Agency, Inc.; ORO Diamond Star Security and Investigation Agency, Inc.; Primus Praesidio Private Security Services, Inc.; and, J&E Services Management, Inc.

These three (3) securities agencies are the product of the Branch’s partnership with the Philippine Association of Detective and Protective Agency Operators (PAD-PAO)-CAR headed by Mr. Ronald Bahni. The coordination started in September 2021.  J&E gasoline station was likewise a result of the “totok” plant visit and follow-up efforts of the staff.  

To reach all the clientele, the technical team began its “bisita” program.  Brilliant, Ready, Innovative, and Technologically Smart (Brits) Academy, Baguio Journey in my Career (JIC) Tutorial Language, Inc., Remnant International College, and Pines City Doctors’ Hospital were visited, monitored, and enhanced. Other companies were lined up for further visitation and enrichment. Provincial visits were also scheduled for the remaining months of the year.

Baguio Excellent Shell Station, Granville Supplychain Management Corporation, Ex-Bataan Veterans Security Agency. Inc. – Baguio City and Northstar II Distributors, Inc. were visited and prepared for the creation of their LMC and GM mechanisms.

Estioco shared that since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, various strategies were applied to promote the board’s programs such as face-to-face, virtual meetings, text messaging, telephone calls, and electronic messaging.  “Totok” and “bisita” approaches were likewise used by the team to finalize the processes,” she added. 

The Branch also reported that despite the best efforts of the team to sustain the LMCs and GMs of all the establishments, Yel Online Tutorial Services and D’ Hundred Times Academy finally said their goodbyes. Yel was a recipient of the Ceased and Desist Order of the Education Ministry of China, to end its contract for overseas-based employment of English teachers.  Meanwhile, the closure of D’ Hundred Times Academy, a Korean school was the result of the negative impact of the COVID-19.

Maggie B. Balagtey