Tripartism is a State policy in labor-management relations. Employers and workers must be equally represented in the consultation, decision, and policy-making bodies in the government.

Baguio City, Benguet – The Regional Tripartite Peace Council – Cordillera Administrative Region (RTIPC-CAR) conducted an oath-taking of its newly appointed members last June 17, 2022 at the Orchard Hotel, Baguio City.

DOLE-CAR Director Nathaniel V. Lacambra CESO III reminded the members that Tripartism and Social Dialogue is a State policy in labor-management relations. He emphasized that workers and employers must be equally represented in the consultation, decision, and policy-making bodies in the government.

The highlight of the program was the oath-taking of duly appointed members of the Council led by Dir. Lacambra. The eleven members include the following:

Labor representatives:

Mr. Nicanor C. Satur, Jr., Youth Sector, Junior Chamber International (JCI) Baguio Chapter
Ms. Melody Elizabeth P. Castro-Carullo, Informal Sector, Baguio Event Workers Association (BEWA)
Dr. Julius A. Simon, Formal Sector, University of Baguio Faculty Employees Workers’ Union (UBFEWU)
Ms. Elizabeth Bangaoet, Women Sector, Keymen’s Hill Women’s Association
Atty. Milton Balagtey, Formal Sector, Federation of Free Workers

Employer representatives:

Dr. Perfecto M. Lopez, Baguio Central University
Mr. Johan V. Teope, JARCO Realty and Development Corporation
Ms. Maribel S. Pasngadan, People Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP)
Mr. Robert B. Nadonda, PMAP
Ms. Wina Memorial Baoa, The Manor at Camp John Hay

Public sector representative:

Ms. Winona E. Tugade

Ms. Tugade was nominated by the Public Services Confederation of the Philippines (PSLINK) and endorsed to the Regional Office. Public sector representatives shall serve as regular members of the RTIPC, as long as they remain in their respective sectors, or upon their resignation, recall, or replacement.

All members were also re-familiarized on Department Order 140-14 (DO 140-14) or the Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act No. 10395 (RA 10395) or An Act Strengthening Tripartism, Amending for the Purpose Article 275 of the Presidential Decree No. 442 (PD 442), as amended, otherwise known as the Labor Code of the Philippines.

A draft resolution paper has been proposed for the comments and approval of the RTIPC-CAR members, with their inputs to be consolidated in a future meeting.

As council members,  they are advised to express labor and employment concerns from their respective sectors and industries. They also serve as a communication channel and a mechanism for undertaking joint programs among government, workers, employers and their organizations toward enhancing labor-management relations.

DOLE-Baguio-Benguet Field Office Head Emerito A. Narag PhD., delivered the closing remarks, elaborating on the functions of RTIPC members, and encouraging them to formulate a resolution related to the current situation of employees and employers affected by the latest Department Orders and Labor Advisories from DOLE.

The activity was organized by the DOLE Technical Services and Support Division (TSSD) Developmental Section Head Teddy Sy, LEO III Engr. Joseph Danilo Duldulao Jr., LEO II Engr. Paul Adrian Delos Santos, and LEO III-FNLI Joey Regine N. Alban.


end//Daryll B. Ponard with initial report from Engr. Joseph Danilo Duldulao, Jr.
Photo credit to: Engr. Paul Adrian Delos Santos