2015 lmc awards

The RCMB-NCR recently hosted its regional convention cum awarding ceremony for the 2015 Search for Best Enterprise with Outstanding LMC/GM Practices. The event took place at 2GO Hub @ Kilometer Zero, Luneta, Manila on 28 July 2015.

This year’s regional winners for the Best LMC practices were Continental Temic Automotive Phils., Inc. (TAPI); 2Go Group Inc.; and Temps and Staffers Inc.

On the other hand, Continental TAPI was also cited as this year’s sole winner for the Best Grievance Machinery Practices.

In his message during the ceremony, RCMB-NCR Director Edgar Aquino underscored that “What was achieved by the 2015 Awardees should be shared and disseminated regionally with clients and other stakeholders as models of best practices.”

“This could provide positive directions and blue prints for all those who were committed to promote industrial peace and harmony and improve quality of living of workers,” he added.

The awarding ceremony was attended by more or less 38 participants from various esteemed companies.

NCMB Executive Director Reynaldo Ubaldo, and the members/representatives of the Regional Selection Commitee (RSC) composed of Dr. Nestor Asuncion, Vice Chair for Labor Faculty Association of DOLE-NCR TIPC; Roberto Policarpio, PMAP President; Teofilo Collocado, Jr., PHILAMCOP; Aurora Quitlong, RTWPB-NCR; and Jackie Borja of DOLE NCR also graced the occasion.

Former Department of Labor and Employment Undersecretary Atty. Josephus Jimenez was the resource speaker, and likewise gave updates on some of the latest jurisprudence on labor relations, quitclaims, labor-only contracting/ job contracting, theft of company property, fighting inside company premises, among others.

Messrs. Norman Gayloa, Jun Colocado, and Froilan Espere of ASAPP Inc. shared some of their favorite memories during their educational trips for the promotion of ASEAN Integration in Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand.  During these travels, interesting comparisons were made.

According to them, one distinct advantage of overseas Filipino workers compared with their Asean counterparts was their ability to speak and understand the English language.  But in terms of economy and infrastructure, the Philippines has a long way to go to match their successes.

Other notable observations they had with these ASEAN countries were: they have a passive working attitude, had a centralized setting in which they cannot set up a union without passing through a Federation.

Again, Congratulations to all the Awardees, they will be the National Capital Region’s pride as they gear towards a higher recognition at the National level. – LEO III Grace F. Estorque