It was a busy month for personnel of the Regional Conciliation and Mediation Branch-Cordillera Administrative Region as eighteen (18) companies were profiled for the month.

The Board’s three-program areas were introduced to three cooperatives namely, Baguio Tomay Jeepney Operators and Drivers Association (BATJODA) Multi-purpose Cooperative, Philex Mines Multipurpose Cooperative, and Kiangan Community Multipurpose Development Cooperative (KCMDC). These companies were visited on June 1, June 9, and June 23 respectively.

On the other hand, a lone private security agency and a couple of wholesaler-retailers accepted the Board’s proposal of setting their own workplace mechanisms.  Quality Guards Services and Investigation Agency, Inc., which has been frequently visited since its attendance to the virtual orientation last year, finally agreed to establish its Labor and Management Cooperation (LMC) and Grievance Machinery (GM) on June 14. Ataw Marketing and Granville Supplychain Management Corporation, both situated in Benguet’s capital town, acknowledged the programs’ benefits thus, adopting also their structure and procedure on June 27.

Meanwhile, twelve establishments from various industries were enhanced and monitored for the period.  Philex Mining Corporation’s both supervisory and rank and file LMCs were subjected to a plant level orientation on June 9. 

The second quarter’s provincial visit to Ifugao from June 21 to 24 yielded eleven enhancements.  Banaue Savings Development Cooperative (BSDC), Lamut Grassroots Savings Development Cooperative (LAGSADECO), Piwong Multi-Purpose Cooperative (PMPC), and Lagawe Multi-purpose Development Cooperative (LMDC) make the list of credit utilities enhanced and monitored.  Ifugao Electric Cooperative (IFELCO), the Province’s only electricity provider, joined the list on June 22.  To round up the rest, six schools, four of which are vicariates (Don Bosco, Immaculate Conception, Saint Joseph, and San Francisco), one Christian academy (Good News Christian Academy), and the UCCP ran Ifugao Academy.

These achievements summed up the Branch’s facilitation to 80% while enhancement and monitoring totaled 82 LMCs and GMs, 38 more companies shy of the target.

Regional Branch Director Lourdes P. Estioco commended and thanked the staff for surpassing the Branch’s target for the first semester.  She said, “Kudos to all the Branch staff, I hope that your energy and momentum will be sustained until the end of the year.”

Lyla Jane B. Tacio