Bataraza, Palawan- The Branch in collaboration with the DOLE MIMAROPA facilitated the quick formation of Labor Management Committee (LMC) in DCR Construction and Manpower Services. It is the first ever LMC established on a manpower agency in the region.

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The one-day orientation on the NCMB and DOLE programs and services paved the way for the setting up of LMC. The said orientation seminar was conducted on August 9, 2018 at Rio Tuba Nickel, Inc. town site, Brgy. Rio Tuba, Bataraza. It was participated in by the union officers, headed by Mr. Michael Ebron, the Union President, the Human Resource Officer and Mr. Donato C. Robles, the owner. The seminar was facilitated by Director Estioco, and Ms. Julia P. Peleo by articulating the topics on the Workplace Conflict Prevention and Settlement and Workplace Cooperation and Partnership, respectively.


Ms. Socorro Marquez, DOLE, Labor and Employment Officer III, facilitated the discussion on Family Welfare Program, Security of Tenure, Regularization and General Labor Standards.

After the lectures, the group identified the different action committees and chose the members of each committee. They also agreed to name their LMC as “Damayan sa DCR”.

During the orientation, Mr. Robles, said that “ palakasin natin ang ating LMC, mag schedule tayo ng regular LMC meetings para matalakay natin at matugunan ang inyong mga alalahanin para lalong gumanda ang ating samahan.”

Dir. Estioco, thanked the participants and said that the Branch will continue to monitor the progress of their LMC and to provide assistance as needed. She also emphasized the importance of open communication.

DCR is a construction and manpower service provider located at Barangay Rio Tuba, Bataraza, Palawan. It is owned by Mr. Donato C. Robles. It caters to the mining sector in Bataraza, Palawan. It has more or less 180 workers in its employ. It is a newly organized company, affiliated with the Federation of Free Workers (FFW). The DCR Construction and Manpower Services Labor Union-FFW Chapter was registered with the DOLE on February 22, 2018 – JULIA P. PELEO