On June 23, 2022, the Department of Labor and Employment – National Capital Region (DOLE-NCR) through its Manila Field Office (MFO) in partnership with the Family Welfare Committees Council of the Philippines (FWCOMPHIL, Inc.) marked its 30th Anniversary during its 6th General Membership Meeting at Eurotel Vivaldi, Cubao, Quezon City.

The FWCOMPHIL is the extension arm of DOLE-NCR in advocating the welfare of workers and their families, which is key to workplace productivity and improved worker-management relations. Part of those advocacy activities include sharing of workplace best practices on Family Welfare Program (FWP) to its members and updates on the latest DOLE advisories or issuances. This year’s 6th membership meeting included Toyota Balintawak’s “Presentation of Best Practices on FWP during the Pandemic” and “Livelihood Training on Perfume Making” by Ms. Norma Abad, individual member and FWCOMPHIL’s appointed treasurer. The Council also had a raffle activity, candle lighting and gift-giving ceremony in view of their 30th anniversary.

Some 39 representatives from 17 establishments joined the activity, including those from Toyota Otis, Inc., Toyota Balintawak Inc., Toyota North EDSA, Tie-Up Associates & Manpower Resources, Inc., Adamson University, Luxent Hotel, Eurotel, Hotel SOGO, KJB Manpower Services, Air Materiel Wing Savings and Loan Association Inc., St. Peter Life Plan and Chapels, Fastrust Services Inc., Nezda Technologies, Tri-Phil International Incorporated, 101 Foundation, Inc., and Am-Phil Food Concepts (Chili’s Grill & Bar).

Labor officer John Rey Abitria conveyed DOLE’s message of support to the Council on behalf of MFO Director Ma. Corazon M. Pepito. In addition to congratulating the Council for its 30th anniversary, he also reminded the FWCOMPHIL members on the online submission deadline of the Annual Establishment Report on Wages—a compulsory of the labor department to all private establishments.

Mr. Abitria was accompanied by fellow labor officers, Ms. Aries Librando (MFO) and Ms. Rosalie Dela Cruz from Quezon City Field Office (QCFO).

END / Report and photos by Aries Librando