In an unparalleled development and without the Branch’s intervention, the Saint Louis University (SLU) and the Union of Faculty and Employees of Saint Louis University (UFESLU) recently concluded its bargaining agreement for the period 2016-2021.

RCMB CAR Regional Branch Director Gil de Guzman Caragayan was invited to deliver a message on how to maintain harmonious labor-management relations on the parties CBA ceremonial signing on 03 February 2017 at the Baguio Country Club.


Hereunder reproduced in toto is Director Caragayan’s speech which speaks in this wise:

“Good afternoon to all of you!

I would like to congratulate all the representatives of Labor and the Management            for successfully concluding negotiations anent the Collective Bargaining       Agreement in your venerable institution.

Enshrine in your memories until it will be etched forever in your heart that there are three (3) approaches to negotiations, to note:

First is the Lose-Lose Approach, in which both parties lose, nobody wins only the             competitor benefits.

Second is the Win – Lose situation, in which one party wins, the other party loses.

The third approach is the Win- Win situation wherein both parties win, everybody           is happy.

According to Paul Lowney, he said and I quote:

            “No one owns his own life. Everyone no matter how insignificant has an effect        upon the life of someone else just as a stone sends out ripples when cast into a         still water. A person whose life does not touch another’s is a person without a         living shadow”.

In other words, no man is an island!

In order to maintain harmonious labor-management relations in the school, you must love one another.

At this critical juncture, it is but fitting and proper to quote 1 Corinthians 13 :4-8 to            wit:

            ” Love is patient and kind. It is not jealous, conceited or proud. It is not ill-    mannered, selfish or irritable. Love does not keep a record of wrongs. Love is not           happy with evil, but it is happy with the truth. Love never gives up and its faith, hope, and patience never fails. Love is eternal”.

             Mga kapatid, gaano man kakitid and daan, tahakin natin ang gahiblang landas      tungo sa kapayapaan, kaunlaran at walang humpay na pagmamahalan          hanggang marating nating lahat ang anag-ag ng liwanag.

            Salamat isnan suporta ya talek yo!”


Gil G. Caragayan – Director II