“We are happy to tell you that we are almost back to normal. As of today, we have hit 90% occupancy and more reservations are coming in. To make everyone happy, we already released their 13th-month pay on November 24. Sana tuloy-tuloy na ito, ” GM Ramoncito Cabrera of The Manor at Camp John Hay said.

The Regional Conciliation and Mediation Board (RCMB)-CAR personnel visited The Manor at Camp John Hay on November 26 to deliver the Plaque of Recognition for being one of the Most Outstanding LMC Practitioners in the Region. “This plant visit is indeed very timely because we are not just delivering your award but also to personally congratulate you for overcoming the challenges brought about by the covid-19 pandemic,” RCMB-CAR Director Lourdes P. Estioco said. “Joining the search also shows your support to the Labor-Management Cooperation program of the Board, so thank you so much,” she added.

Tourism is the most severed industry in the country since the outbreak of the COVID 19.   The Manor at Camp John is one of them. However, after Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong, opened the borders to visitors in October, the door of hope started to open as well, especially for the tourism sector.  

The declaration of Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) last year, almost paralyzed all establishments, leaving only the essential businesses to operate. When the John Hay Management Corporation approved the reopening of selected areas in the tourist destination four times a week for the leisure activities of locals, The Manor grabbed the chance. On June 30, 2020, The Manor at Camp John Hay bravely reopened its services for city residents, after more than three months of closure following health protocols due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Of course, their operation was not that luxuriant. They had to innovate and come up with various strategies to promote their business.  Work arrangements were also made in order to accommodate all the workers. Indeed, it paid off.

Meanwhile, their Labor Management Cooperation named Dap-ayan ti John Hay,  remains active. “Mahirap din ang pinagdaanan namin, pero naka-survive naman. Ang aming  LMC ay tuloy at active pa rin.  Ang mga  activities namin, ngayon ay patungo sa  selebrasyon ng pasko,” Ms. Wilna Baoa, HR Director said.   

The Dap-ayan ti John Hay is one of the finalists in the 2021 Search for Outstanding Labor-Management Cooperation for Industrial Peace, special edition. The virtual awarding ceremony will be on December 15, 2021. RCMB-CAR sends its best wishes to the hotel.

Maggie B. Balagtey