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Technical Assistance on Tier 2 in Pagadian

            Sarah D. Mesina and Rosanna L. Dela Cruz from the Wage Policy and Research Division joined RTWPB-IX in providing technical assistance to MSMEs in the tourism industry design and implement workplace productivity/performance-based Incentives schemes on October 18, 2018 in Pagadian City, Zamboanga del Sur.

            The activity aimed to build capacities of enterprises and workers in developing performance/productivity-based incentive schemes that would improve productivity, generate revenues and savings and higher incomes for workers.

Posted:  December 3, 2018

 

 

Accounting for Non-Accountants

            Administrative Assistants Renz Allan V. Canlas and Krismy M. Caramillo attended a training on Accounting for Non-Accountants at the Department of Trade and Industry - Philippine Trade Training Center (DTI-PTTC) on October 17, 2018.

            The training was designed for those who are not accountants by profession but, by the nature of their work, are required to possess working knowledge on accounting.

Posted:  December 3, 2018

 

 

NWPC welcomes new Director, Chief

            NWPC welcomed Attorney Alvin B. Curada as the new Director for Policy and Research Service and Pia Charmane O. de Jesus as the new Chief of Wage Policy and Research Division.

            Prior to joining NWPC, Atty. Curada served as OIC-Director IV of DOLE-Bureau of Working Conditions and chief of staff of former DOLE Undersecretary Joel B. Maglunsod. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Engineering from the University of the Philippines - Los Baños and Bachelor of Laws at the San Sebastian College-Recoletos. At present, Atty. Curada is finishing his Master’s degree in Industrial Relations degree at the University of the Philippines Diliman.

            Ms. de Jesus worked as Department Legislative Liaison Specialist of the Department of Social Welfare and Development. Ms. de Jesus is a registered social worker with a bachelor’s degree in Social Work and Master of Arts in Women and Development from the University of the Philippines Diliman.

Posted:  December 3, 2018

 

 

NWPC joins discussions on TRABAHO Bill

            A series of briefings on the Tax Reform for Attracting Better and High-Quality Opportunities (TRABAHO) Bill were attended by NWPC officials and staff in October 2018.

            Sarah D. Mesina from the Wages Policy and Research Division, attended the briefing for the IT & BPO industries held at the IT & Business Process Association of the Philippines (IBPAP), Bonifacio Global City (BGC) on October 1, 2018. The positions and opinions of the concerned industries on the effect of the bill on investments and employment were discussed during the briefing.

            Meanwhile, Director Jamie-Lyn Jamias and Executive Director Maria Criselda R. Sy joined the discussion on the DOLE’s position on the bill held at the Bureau of Local Employment (BLE) and Institute of Labor Studies (ILS) offices on October 2 & 9, respectively.

            The TRABAHO Bill is the second package of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Law which aims to incentivize corporate investments in the country by lowering the corporate income tax rate and rationalizing and modernizing fiscal incentives.

Posted:  November 26, 2018

 

 

3rd Quarter Performance Assessment in Davao

            Executive Director Maria Criselda R. Sy and Lourdes M. Secillano, Chief of Planning and Information Division, participated in the 2018 Third Quarter Performance Assessment of the Labor Relations, Special Concerns, and Regional Operations Cluster on October 24-25, 2018 at the Grand Regal Hotel in Davao City.

            Discussed during the two-day activity were the third quarter performance assessment, labor compliance system, revised sheriff’s manual, case conferencing, statistics on job orders, and administrative concerns.

Posted:  November 26, 2018

 

 

New minimum wage for workers in 4 regions

            Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Boards recently approved wage orders for minimum wage earners in Northern Mindanao, Metro Manila, Cagayan Valley, and MIMAROPA.

            National Capital Region

            In Metro Manila, the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board approved the P25 basic wage increase and the integration of the existing P10 cost of living allowance to the daily basic pay of private sector workers in Metro Manila. This brings the minimum wage rates to P537 for workers in the non-agriculture sector and P500 for workers in the agriculture (plantation and non-plantation), retail/service establishments employing 15 workers or less, and manufacturing establishments regularly employing less than 10 workers.

            The Wage Order allows exemption for distressed establishments, retail/service establishments regularly employing not more than 10 workers, and; establishments adversely affected by natural and human-induced calamities.

            Wage Order No. NCR-22 was published on November 7 in The Philippine Star and will take effect on November 22, 2018.

            Cagayan Valley Region

            RTWPB-II also approved P10 basic pay increase and P10 per day COLA in the region. This brings the minimum wage to P360 for non-agriculture and retail/service establishments employing more than 10 workers; P340 for agriculture; and P320 for retail/service establishments employing not more than 10 workers.

            The Wage Order allows exemption only for establishments adversely affected by natural and human-induced calamities.

            Wage Order No. RTWPB-02-19 will take effect 15 days after its publication in a newspaper of general circulation in the region.

            MIMAROPA

            In MIMAROPA, the Board approved a P12 to P20 basic wage increase, bringing the new minimum wage rates to P320 for establishments with 10 or more workers and P283 for establishments with less than 10 workers.

            Wage Order No. RB-MIMAROPA-09 will take effect 15 days after its publication in a newspaper of general circulation in the region.

            The wage order allows exemption only for establishments adversely affected by calamities such as natural and human-induced disasters and distressed establishments.

            Northern Mindanao

            Starting November 1, workers in private establishments in Northern Mindanao will receive a P27 to P35 basic wage increase following the issuance of Wage Order No. RX-20 on October 9, 2018. This brings the new minimum wage rate in the cities of Malaybalay, Valencia, Gingoog, El Salvador and Ozamiz, and municipalities of Opol, Maramag, Quezon, Manolo Fortich, and Lugait to P365 in the non-agriculture sector and P353 in the agriculture sector.

            In the cities of Cagayan de Oro and Iligan, and the municipalities of Tagoloan, Villanueva, and Jasaan, the new minimum wage is P358 in the non-agriculture sector and P346 in the agriculture sector. The new minimum wage in the cities of Oroquieta and Tangub and municipalities of Laguindingan, Mambajao, and Balingasag is P350 in the non-agriculture sector and P338 in the agriculture sector. All other areas as well as retail and service establishments employing not more than ten (10) workers will be receiving a new minimum wage of P343 in the non-agriculture sector and P331 in the agriculture sector.

            The Wage Order allows exemption for distressed establishments and establishments adversely affected by natural and human-induced calamities.

            Wage Order No. RX-20 was published on October 17, 2018 in the Mindanao Daily News and will become effective on November 1, 2018.

Posted:  November 26, 2018

 

 

RTWPB IV-B conducts training on 7S and Service Quality

            RTWPB MIMAROPA conducted trainings on 7S of Good Housekeeping and Service Quality at the Ivy Wall Hotel, Puerto Princesa, Palawan on October 11, 2018.

            Maria Rosa D. Opis and Terence Joy O. Amores from the Training and Technical Services Division (TTSD) served as resource persons. The 7S of Good Housekeeping, an expanded version of 5S of Good Housekeeping, teaches MSMEs to optimize their physical workspace for efficiency and effectiveness while Service Quality teaches MSMEs to implement productivity tools and techniques to provide error-free service to customers.

Posted:  November 23, 2018

 

 

NWPC joins Business Intelligence and Analytics Training

            Labor and Employment Officers Francis Michael G. Atangan and Maureen Mae L. Sajise participated in the Business Intelligence and Analytics Training organized by the Department of Information and Communications Technology’s (DICT) National Government Portal team on October 10-12, 2018 at the Ace Hotel & Suites in Pasig City.

            The training aimed to help data analysts of various government agencies integrate diverse data from any source for purposes of analyzing information that affects operations and workflows.

Posted:  November 23, 2018

 

 

NWPC organizes 4 Learning Sessions in October

            The NWPC organized four learning sessions for the month of October.

            NWPC Director Jamie-Lyn D. Jamias discussed Incentivizing Performance Schemes (October 5), General Labor Standards (October 12), Minimum Wage Policy and the Current Daily Minimum Wage Rates (October 19), and Adjustment Measures to Correct Wage Distortions (October 26).

            Meanwhile, Labor and Employment Officer Terence Joy O. Amores served as resource person on 5Rs of Waste Management (October 5), Supervising Labor and Employment Officer Amelica C. Kakazu on 7S of Good Housekeeping (October 12), Labor and Employment Officer Francis Michael G. Atangan on Retail Merchandising Program (October 19), and Maria Corazon P. Caritativo on the mechanics for the 2019 Productivity Olympics (October 26).

Posted:  November 23, 2018

 

 

New minimum wage for workers in 4 regions

              Sylvia Piano, Chief Labor and Employment Officer and Arman Guinto, Labor and Employment Officer III from the Training and Technical Services Division (TTSD) attended the “Action Planning Workshop for the Advancement of Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) on Dining” at the Eastwood Richmonde Hotel, Eastwood City, Quezon City on September 12-13, 2018.

              The workshop was organized by the Philippine Center for Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development Inc., Administrator of the National Eco Labelling Program - Green Choice Philippines (NELP-GCP).

              The workshop aimed to identify opportunities and actions for successful implementation and integration of SCP in the food service sector in the national and local policies and to define the long term strategic goals of select national and local government units towards the integration of SCP in national and local policies and plans.

              SCP is one of the aims of the Sustainable Diner Project, a joint effort by the NELP-GCP and the World Wide Fund for Nature - Philippines (WWF-PH). The program also aims to mitigate environmental degradation caused by GHG (Green House Gases) emissions from the food industry and expand healthy and environment-friendly dining options in three pilot cities namely Quezon City, Tagaytay, and Cebu.

Posted:  November 22, 2018

RTWPB-IV-B conducts training on 7S and Service Quality

              Sylvia Piano, Chief Labor and Employment Officer and Arman Guinto, Labor and Employment Officer III from the Training and Technical Services Division (TTSD) attended the “Action Planning Workshop for the Advancement of Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) on Dining” at the Eastwood Richmonde Hotel, Eastwood City, Quezon City on September 12-13, 2018.

              The workshop was organized by the Philippine Center for Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development Inc., Administrator of the National Eco Labelling Program - Green Choice Philippines (NELP-GCP).

              The workshop aimed to identify opportunities and actions for successful implementation and integration of SCP in the food service sector in the national and local policies and to define the long term strategic goals of select national and local government units towards the integration of SCP in national and local policies and plans.

              SCP is one of the aims of the Sustainable Diner Project, a joint effort by the NELP-GCP and the World Wide Fund for Nature - Philippines (WWF-PH). The program also aims to mitigate environmental degradation caused by GHG (Green House Gases) emissions from the food industry and expand healthy and environment-friendly dining options in three pilot cities namely Quezon City, Tagaytay, and Cebu.

Posted:  November 22, 2018

NWPC joins Business Intelligence and Analytics Training

              Sylvia Piano, Chief Labor and Employment Officer and Arman Guinto, Labor and Employment Officer III from the Training and Technical Services Division (TTSD) attended the “Action Planning Workshop for the Advancement of Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) on Dining” at the Eastwood Richmonde Hotel, Eastwood City, Quezon City on September 12-13, 2018.

              The workshop was organized by the Philippine Center for Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development Inc., Administrator of the National Eco Labelling Program - Green Choice Philippines (NELP-GCP).

              The workshop aimed to identify opportunities and actions for successful implementation and integration of SCP in the food service sector in the national and local policies and to define the long term strategic goals of select national and local government units towards the integration of SCP in national and local policies and plans.

              SCP is one of the aims of the Sustainable Diner Project, a joint effort by the NELP-GCP and the World Wide Fund for Nature - Philippines (WWF-PH). The program also aims to mitigate environmental degradation caused by GHG (Green House Gases) emissions from the food industry and expand healthy and environment-friendly dining options in three pilot cities namely Quezon City, Tagaytay, and Cebu.

Posted:  November 22, 2018

NWPC organize 4 Learning Session in October

              Sylvia Piano, Chief Labor and Employment Officer and Arman Guinto, Labor and Employment Officer III from the Training and Technical Services Division (TTSD) attended the “Action Planning Workshop for the Advancement of Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) on Dining” at the Eastwood Richmonde Hotel, Eastwood City, Quezon City on September 12-13, 2018.

              The workshop was organized by the Philippine Center for Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development Inc., Administrator of the National Eco Labelling Program - Green Choice Philippines (NELP-GCP).

              The workshop aimed to identify opportunities and actions for successful implementation and integration of SCP in the food service sector in the national and local policies and to define the long term strategic goals of select national and local government units towards the integration of SCP in national and local policies and plans.

              SCP is one of the aims of the Sustainable Diner Project, a joint effort by the NELP-GCP and the World Wide Fund for Nature - Philippines (WWF-PH). The program also aims to mitigate environmental degradation caused by GHG (Green House Gases) emissions from the food industry and expand healthy and environment-friendly dining options in three pilot cities namely Quezon City, Tagaytay, and Cebu.

Posted:  November 22, 2018

 

Workshop for Sustainable Consumption and Production

              Sylvia Piano, Chief Labor and Employment Officer and Arman Guinto, Labor and Employment Officer III from the Training and Technical Services Division (TTSD) attended the “Action Planning Workshop for the Advancement of Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) on Dining” at the Eastwood Richmonde Hotel, Eastwood City, Quezon City on September 12-13, 2018.

              The workshop was organized by the Philippine Center for Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development Inc., Administrator of the National Eco Labelling Program - Green Choice Philippines (NELP-GCP).

              The workshop aimed to identify opportunities and actions for successful implementation and integration of SCP in the food service sector in the national and local policies and to define the long term strategic goals of select national and local government units towards the integration of SCP in national and local policies and plans.

              SCP is one of the aims of the Sustainable Diner Project, a joint effort by the NELP-GCP and the World Wide Fund for Nature - Philippines (WWF-PH). The program also aims to mitigate environmental degradation caused by GHG (Green House Gases) emissions from the food industry and expand healthy and environment-friendly dining options in three pilot cities namely Quezon City, Tagaytay, and Cebu.

Posted:  October 15, 2018

 

Rules Implementing Wage Orders in Central Luzon, Davao Region

              DOLE Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III approved the Implementing Rules for Wage Orders No. RBIII-21 and RBXI-20 which were published in leading newspapers in the respective regions. The said rules were issued to ensure proper implementation of its corresponding Wage Orders.

              Rules Implementing Wage Order No. RBIII-21 was published on August 31, 2018 in Sunstar Pampanga, reiterating the new minimum wage rates ranging from P 312 to P400. 

              Meanwhile, Rules Implementing Wage Order No. RBXI-20 was published on August 31, 2018 in Sunstar Davao, highlighting that the P56 basic wage increase shall be given in two tranches: P30.00 on August 16, 2018 and P26.00 on February 16, 2019.

Posted:  October 15, 2018

 

 

NWPC holds Conference on Technology and Innovation

              The National Wages and Productivity Commission convened the 2018 National Productivity Conference with the theme “People-Centric Technologies, Breakthrough Innovation for MSMEs” at the Pan Pacific Hotel, Manila on September 14, 2018.  Presentations from experts and industry practitioners on leveraging technology, creativity and innovation highlighted the event. 

              In her welcome remarks, NWPC Executive Director Maria Criselda R. Sy said the conference would serve as an avenue for exchanging views and ideas and would widen stakeholders’ knowledge on people- centric technologies and breakthrough innovation and level the playing field of MSMEs in the global market.

              Messages from the tripartite partners underscored the value created by technology and innovation towards advancing the competitiveness of enterprises. DTI Undersecretary Zenaida C. Maglaya focused on the passage of the MSME Development Plan and the issuance of Executive Order 50 as milestones in helping the MSME sector grow and become viable enterprises.  NEDA Director Reynaldo R. Cancio stressed the importance of economic integration and openness in diffusing technology and increasing competition in boosting productivity.

              The Secretary’s Keynote Address, read by Undersecretary Ciriaco A. Lagunzad III, stressed the importance of productivity towards the attainment of the President’s 10-point socioeconomic agenda as well as the country’s commitment to the 2025 ASEAN Economic Blueprint.  

              DTI Assistant Secretary Rafaelita M. Aldaba opened the plenary session by discussing DTI’s Inclusive Innovation Industrial Strategy for inclusive and sustainable growth and shared prosperity.  Google Philippines Country Manager Mr. Kenneth Lingan talked about various Google platforms that could increase business’ visibility and market share.  Dr. Rana Hasan of Asian Development Bank discussed his analysis of the impact of automation on the labor market.

              In the afternoon, Mr. Paul D. Lazaro of the Development Bank of the Philippines presented the various financial technology tools available to MSMEs, followed by Mr. Jose Alvaro Severino “Jas” Nito of Go Negosyo who talked about the partnership program of the Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship – Go Negosyo, Department of Agriculture, and Department of Agrarian Reform in sustaining and scaling up the agribusiness in the country through mentorship.

              In the area of human resource management, For Session 6, Mr. Patrick V. Marquina of Willis Towers Watsons described the characteristics of multi-generational workplaces and HR tools and approaches in effectively managing inter-generational differences in a technologically advancing environment. The final session with Dr. Christopher D. Monterola of the Asian Institute of Management focused on the use and importance of data analytics in generating science-based solutions for simple to complex problems in business and governance.

              The NWPC also launched its new program logos in colors and designs that capture the creativity and innovativeness of program content and delivery.  It also kicked off the official start of the 2019 Productivity Olympics.

 

Posted:  October 15, 2018

 

RTWPB Caraga conducts SQ Training

              RTWPB Caraga conducted Service Quality training to hotels and restaurants of Surigao Del Norte on September 19, 2018 at the Philippine Gateway Hotel, Surigao City.

            Thirty-five (35) establishments participated in the training which aimed to enhance workforce knowledge and skills in providing error-free service to its clients. Topics included basic concepts and principles of service quality, approaches in creating error-free service, error recovery, communication, and teamwork for quality service.

 

Posted:  October 15, 2018

 

RTWPB-XII launches 2019 Productivity Olympics

              The Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board - XII officially launched the 2019 Productivity Olympics on August 23, 2018 at Villa Amor, Koronodal City.

              Board Secretary Jesse M. Dela Cruz presented the criteria and mechanics of the competition. He encouraged MSMEs to join the competition by citing the benefits to both workers and enterprises of high productivity performance.

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Posted:  October 15, 2018

Productivity Toolbox Training in Bukidnon

              RTWPB X conducted productivity trainings for 41 MSMEs on September 20, 2018 at the Hotel Valencia, Valencia City, Bukidnon.

              Participants were taught 7S of Good Housekeeping, an expanded version of 5S of Good Housekeeping, and ISTIV-PAP, a values-driven human resource intervention for quality and productivity improvement.

 

Posted:  October 15, 2018

 

Social Media Marketing Training in Ilocos, Bicol

              RTWPBs I and V conducted a training on “Productivity Improvement through Social Media Marketing” on September 7, 2018. The trainings were attended by 28 and 10 participants, respectively.

              Social Media Marketing covers topics on the fundamentals of social media as a productivity tool, creating viral media posts, and creating social media plan. It aims to boost enterprises’ productivity by reaching more clients and by using technology for real-time access and exchange of information.

 

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Posted:  October 15, 2018

RTWPBs Davao, CAR approve wage hike

              Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board – Davao and Cordillera Administrative Region recently approved wage increase for private sector workers.

              Wage Order No. RB-XI-20 approved a P30 daily basic wage increase starting August 16, 2018 and another P26 increase by February 16, 2019. By August 16, the highest minimum wage in the Davao region is P370 for non-agriculture, industrial, commercial, and retail/service establishments employing more than 10 workers.

              Meanwhile, Wage Order No. RB-CAR-19 approved a P20-P30 daily wage increase starting August 20, 2018, bringing the highest minimum wage to P320 for all industries/sectors employing more than 10 workers and P310 for industries/sectors employing less than 10 workers in Baguio City and La Trinidad. Meanwhile, the new minimum wage in Tabuk City, Bangued, Bontoc, Banaue, Lagawe, Bauko, Sagada, Buguias, Itogon, Mankayan, Tuba and Tublay is P315 for all industries/sectors employing more than 10 workers and P305 for those employing less than 10 workers. For other areas in the region, the new minimum wage is P300.00.

              Both wage orders allow exemption for establishments adversely affected by calamities such as natural and human-induced disasters.

              Wage Order No. RB-XI-20 was published in Sunstar Davao on August 1, 2018 while Wage Order No. RB-CAR-19 was published in Baguio Midland Courier on August 5, 2018.

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Posted:  September 21, 2018

 

NWPC participates in NGJ-HRD Plan Formulation

              Productivity Policy and Research Division (PPRD) staff Maria Corazon P. Caritativo and Justin C. Pagaduan attended the 1st Multipartite Consultation of the National Green Jobs - Human Resources Development (NGJ-HRD) Plan Formulation on August 8-9, 2018 at Hotel Jen, Pasay City.

The formulation of the NGJ-HRD Plan is in compliance with the Green Jobs Act which directed the DOLE to “formulate a National Green Jobs Human Resource Development Plan on the development, enhancement and utilization of the labor force, both in the private and public sectors.”

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Posted:  September 21, 2018

 

RTWPB-I conducts ISTIV, 7S trainings

 

              RTWPB-I conducted ISTIV training and launched the newest training module on 7S of Good Housekeeping on August 17, 2018.

              ISTIV aims to equip participants from MSMEs with knowledge and skills on positive work values and basic work systems which include marketing, financial planning, inventory/stock control, and record keeping. The 7S of Good Housekeeping introduces the concepts of sustainability and safety in addition to the traditional 5S - sort, systematize, sweep, standardize, and self-discipline.

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Posted:  September 21, 2018

 

RTWPB-XII passess resolution to augment incomes of MWEs

              RTWPB-XII passed Resolution No. 01 Series of 2018 on July 23, 2018 urging DSWD to develop and implement a modified Sustainable Livelihood program intended solely for dependents of minimum wage earners in the region.

               DOLE Regional Director and Chairperson Sisinio B. Caño explained that the Resolution aimed to soften the impact of the TRAIN Law on minimum wage earners and their families since minimum wage earners did not benefit from the income tax reform under said law.

Posted:  September 21, 2018

Livelihood workshop on delicacy-making

               The Manila Manpower Development Center conducted a hands-on workshop on making Filipino native delicacies for employees of NWPC and RTWPB-NCR at the NWPC Conference Room on August 22, 2018. This is one of the agency’s welfare programs for its employees.

Posted:  September 21, 2018

Learning Session on Safe and Healthy Workplace

        The NWPC conducted a learning session on the “Right to a Safe and Healthy Workplace” on August 17, 2018 at NWPC Conference Room with Mr. Rey Jose Soriano of the Occupational Safety and Health Center as resource speaker.

The NWPC’s learning session is a facility for educating and updating the public on labor and employment laws.

Posted:  September 21, 2018

NWPC attends ILO Workshop on R204

        Ms. Sarah D. Mesina and Ms. Maureen Mae L. Sajise from the Policy Research Services participated in the “Transition from Informal to Formal Economy: Awareness raising on Recommendation 204 Concerning the Transition from the Informal to the Formal Economy” towards designing an integrated policy framework in the Philippines. Organized by the International Labour Organization, the conference was held on July 11-13, 2018 at Hotel Jen, Manila.

Posted:  September 21, 2018

NWPC explains wage policy to AFPMBAI

        Director Jamie-lyn D. Jamias-Garcia of Policy and Research Services served as resource speaker on wage distortion in a forum organized by the Armed Forces & Police Mutual Benefit Association, Inc. (AFPMBAI) Employee Union Officers at the AFPMBAI Annex Building, Col. Bonny Serrano Avenue corner EDSA, Quezon City on August 17, 2018.

The forum intended to clarify issues in preparation for their CBA negotiations.

Posted:  September 21, 2018

NWPC implements 7S

           The NWPC conducted an orientation on 7S of Good Housekeeping on August 24, 2018 with Ms. Maria Rosa D. Opis, Ms. Maria Corazon P. Caritativo, and Ms. Amelia C. Kakazu as resource persons. The activity was followed by the 7S Big Day event on August 31, 2018 where all employees applied the necessary workplace organization methods.

7S of Good Housekeeping is the upgraded module on basic housekeeping of the Training and Technical Services Division (TTSD) and is being offered by the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Boards nationwide.

Posted:  September 21, 2018

TOT on Social Media Marketing

            A Training of Trainers on “Improving Productivity through Social Media Marketing” was organized by the NWPC’s Training and Technical Services Division (TTSD) for the NWPC and RTWPB technical staff on July 10-12, 2018 at the Golden Phoenix Hotel in Pasay City.

            The training aimed to equip the participants with knowledge and skills in providing MSMEs technical assistance in maximizing social media platforms in promoting their products and services. It also gave the Boards tips for maximizing the use of their respective Facebook accounts to draw in more MSMEs to avail of productivity trainings.

Posted:  August 28, 2018

 

 

Puerto Galera goes green

            A total of 47 resort hotels, bars, restaurants and other service establishments participated in the Green Productivity training organized by the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board – MIMAROPA on July 19, 2018 at the Hollywood Palm Beach Resort, Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro.

            Green Productivity is a training program which offers low cost, simple, and easy to implement environment-friendly improvement programs.

Posted:  August 28, 2018

 

 

NWPC talks about work-life balance and productivity

            The NWPC participated in the11th Regional Convention on Labor Management Cooperation (LMC) of the Southern Tagalog Region Labor Management Cooperation Association Inc. on July 20, 2018 at the Chateau Royale Hotel Resort and Spa in Nasugbu, Batangas.

            With the theme “Revitalization and Expansion of LMC: Sustainable Growth and Industrial Peace,” the event which was in coordination with the Regional Conciliation and Mediation Board Branch IV-A focused on the significant role of labor management cooperation in achieving sustainable economic growth.

            Director Elvira P. Jota of Technical Services Department and Julie C. Llorente, served as resource persons on the topic “Work-Life Balance Leading to Productivity.” The topic focused on the strong link between work-life balance and productivity, noting how positive mindset and behavior could improve work performance.

Posted:  August 28, 2018

 

 

NWPC attends TWG on “Work from Home”

            Ms. Amelia C. Kakazu, Supervising Labor and Employment Officer, represented the NWPC in the 2nd Technical Working Group (TWG) Meeting on Emerging Work and Employment Arrangement of “Work from Home” Workers. It was held at the Blas F. Ople Hall, DOLE Executive Building, Intramuros, Manila on May 10, 2018.

            In the meeting, the Institute of Labor Studies (ILS) presented the draft program for the stakeholder’s forum together with the draft questionnaire for the survey of “off -site workers” to be used in their study.

            The TWG was created pursuant to Administrative Order No. 98, series of 2018 to protect the rights of workers under the “work from home” scheme.

Posted:  July 09, 2018

 

 

Productivity trainings in General Santos, Dipolog City

            The NWPC conducted Lean Management and Green Productivity trainings in General Santos City and Lean Management and ISTIV SIB trainings in Dipolog City on May 17-18, 2018.

            Ms. Sylvia P. Piano, Chief of the Training and Technical Services Division (TTSD) and Mr. Francis Michael G. Atangan, Labor and Employment Officer III served as resource speakers in General Santos City.

            Meanwhile, Ms. Maria Rosa D. Opis, Senior Labor and Employment Officer and Mr. Enrique P. Reyes, Senior Labor and Employment Officer served as resource speakers in Dipolog City.

Posted:  July 09, 2018

 

 

NWPC joins in DICT’s Scope, Resources Planning

            Ms. Lourdes M. Secillano, Mr. Alexis P. Fabunan, and Mr. Jerome P. Lucas from the Planning and Information Division participated in the Scope and Resources Planning organized by the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) on May 21- 23, 2018.

            The activity aimed to define sectoral data, information, and learning resources that agencies can share to the public; define sectoral ICT needs and interagency collaboration and data sharing mechanisms.

            Participants were also oriented on open data, open information, and learning resources, and The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF).

Posted:  July 04, 2018

 

 

ED Sy joins "Fit to Lead" 2018 CES Wellness Camp

            Thirty-eight government executives, including NWPC Executive Director Maria Criselda R. Sy, attended the second leg of the Career Executive Service Board’s 2018 CES Executive Leadership, Wellness and Work-Life Balance Camp at the Coco Grove Beach Resort, San Juan, Siquijor on May 2 to 5, 2018.

            The camp featured rejuvenating activities for the healing of the mind, body, and spirit.

            The wellness camp is rooted on the CESB’s credo that work-life balance is essential for effective leadership.

Posted:  July 04, 2018

 

 

Chinese, Indonesian delegates look at PH wage and productivity policies

            The NWPC met with visiting Chinese and Indonesian delegates on a study visit to learn about the country’s minimum wage and productivity policies, among others, at the DOLE Conference Room on May 7 and 10, 2018.

            Leading the DOLE team were Undersecretary Cayetano A. Arellano and Undersecretary Ciriaco A. Lagunzad III who officially welcomed the delegates and led the discussion.

            The Chinese delegation was composed of representatives from China Fortune Land Development Co., Ltd (CFLD) and China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Machinery and Electronic Products (CCCME) while the Indonesian delegates were from the Ministry of Manpower and private sector members of its wage committees.

Posted:  July 03, 2018

 

 

Workers in Region XII get minimum wage hike

            Minimum wage earners in Region XII received a basic wage increase of P16 to P18 upon eff ectivity of Wage Order No. XII-20 on May 11, 2018. This brings the new minimum wage to P311 in non-agriculture and P290 in agriculture/retail/ service establishments.

            The new wage order allows exemption only for retail/service establishments regularly employing not more than ten (10) workers and establishments adversely affected by natural calamities and human induced disasters.

            Wage Order No. RXII-20 was issued on April 13, 2018 and was published in Brigada News Philippines on April 26, 2018.

Posted:  July 03, 2018

 

 

NWPC participates in the 2018 Labor Day celebration

            Executive Director Maria Criselda R. Sy, Director Elvira P. Jota, and Mr. Jerome P. Lucas represented the NWPC in the 2018 Labor Day event graced by the President at IC3 Convention Center in Cebu City, Cebu.

            President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and Silvestre H. Bello III led the 116th Labor Day celebration with the theme “Pagpupugay sa Manggagawang Pilipino: Dangal ng Lahi, Kabalikat sa Progresibong Pagbabago” which highlighted the contribution of Filipino workers around the world.

Posted:  July 02, 2018

 

 

NWPC staff equipped with digital photography, layouting skills

            NWPC staff attended trainings at the Philippine Center for Creative Imaging, Don Chino Roces Avenue, Makati City.

            Ms. Zulaizah Genesis M. Lahan, Planning Officer II from PID attended the training on basic photography on May 2-4, 2018. while Mr. Kristoffer Robin S. Resurreccion, Administrative Officer IV from PID attended the training on Adobe InDesign: Beginner to Intermediate on May 5-7, 2018. Adobe InDesign is a tool for the design or layout of brochures, magazines, newspapers, books, posters and flyers.

Posted:  July 02, 2018