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DOLE-X Awards TCCLS and Child Labor-Free Certificates During 82nd Anniversary

Cagayan de Oro City --- Ten private establishments in the Region were awarded by the Department of Labor and Employment–X’s (DOLE-X) the Tripartite Certificate of Compliance with Labor Standards (TCCLS) and six companies bestowed the Child Labor-Free Certificate during the DOLE’s 82nd Anniversary held on 4 December 2015 at the Marvilla Beach Resort, Opol, Misamis Oriental, with the theme, “82 Taon ng Mahusay na Serbisyo sa Manggagawang Pilipino.”

Members and employees of the Regional Coordinating Council-X (RCC-X) or the attached agencies of the Department like, NLRC 8th Division, NLRC Regional Arbitration Branch, NCMB, TESDA, OWWA, POEA, PRC, OSHC, ECC, RTWPB, and the PESO League of Region X, attended and witnessed the awarding with more than 200 participants.

TCCLS, the first level seal of good housekeeping under the Incentivizing Compliance Program (ICP) of the Labor Law Compliance System, aims to promote voluntary compliance with the labor standards. This is issued by the DOLE Regional Office in coordination with the Bureau of Working Conditions (BWC).

The incentives include entitlement of the Secretary’s Award, and the Tripartite Seal of Excellence (TSE), priority access to technical assistance and services of DOLE and its attached agencies, and use TCCLS in promotional activities and advertisement of its products/services.

DOLE-X Regional Director Raymundo G. Agravante was very pleased with the recipient-companies that voluntarily complied with the labor standards. “I urge the companies to continue and strengthen their status as labor-laws compliant,” Agravante added.

“We are happy to inform to the awardees with the certificates they have just received, they are qualified to be nominated for the Secretary’s Award and the Tripartite Seal of Excellence, and on top of these recognitions, we at the DOLE-X are more than willing to give priority access on our technical assistance and services,” Agravante further disclosed.

The 2015 TCCLS awardees were: (1) Republic Biscuit Corp. of Damilag, Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon; (2) Multi-Rich Corp. of Damilag; (3) JBC Food Corporation of Damilag; (4) FG Power Plant Corp. of Damilag; (5) Dole Philippines, Inc. (North Skyland Zone of Malaybalay City, Bukidnon; (6) Integrated Livestock and Poultry Raiser’s Cooperative of Tablon, this city; (7) Granexport Manufacturing Corp. of Kiwalan, Iligan City; (8) Petron Corp. – Iligan Depot of Cabili, Iligan City; (9) Lorenzo Tan Multi-Purpose Cooperative of Lorenzo Tan, Tangub City; and (10) RTM Sales & Consumer Group, Inc. of Ozamiz City.

Engr. Mark Gerard J. Rosales, Depot Superintendent of Petron Corp., expressed his gratitude to DOLE-X, “This award will surely boost the image of our company, thereby increasing the productivity of our people and at the same time more customers will patronize our products.”

Likewise, companies that issued policy prohibiting employment of child laborers were awarded Child Labor-Free certificates, namely: (1) NPC-Agus 7 Hydroelectric Plant; (2) NPC-Agus 6 Hydroelectric Plant; (3) Filipinas Eslon MFG, Corp.; (4) Risa Traders Marketing Corp; (5) Paglaum Multi-Purpose Cooperative; and (6) Medina General Hospital.

“We are very pleased being declared by DOLE-X as a Child Labor-Free establishment,” Mr. Gerardo Clet, Union President of Filipinas Eslon MFG. Corp, shared.

Child Labor-Free establishments comply with the child labor laws and regulations on minimum employable age, minimum hours of work, prohibition against worst forms of child labor, and hazardous work and activities for persons below 18 years of age.

On the other hand, with the celebration of the Department on its 82ndAnniversary of continued quality service to all the private workers in the Region on 8 December 2015, DOLE-X also culminated its RCC Sportsfest which started last September, this year. Members of the RCC-X played among each other sports like basketball, volleyball, badminton, table tennis, and dart every Friday at 3:00 PM at Marco Hotel Sports Arena, this city. Director Agravante, being the RCC-X Chairperson, awarded the trophies to all the winners. TESDA-X was declared as the over-all champion of the sportsfest.

The celebration continued throughout the day with the fun games among the RCC-X.

 

End/Mildred E. Dablio/DOLE-X

 

Article from DOLE Regional Office No. 10 Website

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