The Department of Labor and Employment – National Capital Region (DOLE-NCR) through its Makati-Pasay Field Office (MPFO) awarded the Safety Seal Certificate to the three (3) branches of MERALCO (Makati and Pasay) and NEXCO – Central Philippines, Inc. on October 5, 2021.

The awarding was spearheaded by DOLE-NCR MPFO OIC-Director, Atty. Olivia Obrero-Samson together with Supervising Labor and Employment Officer Julita Mendoza; MPFO Labor Standards Unit Head, Louie Ann Abello; and Labor Inspectors Francisco Orallo, Jr., Jecris Sumampong, Carlo Cepe, and Jomar Tumanguil. The awarding was attended by MERALCO representatives Antonio M. Abuel, Jr. and Kevin Rivera (main office); Villardo D. Asuncion and Ma. Criselda R. Mercado (Makati office); and Ricky Joseph B. Martinez, Cherry Anne S. Hilario and Elmer R. Reyes, Jr. (Pasay office). The NEXCO-Central Philippines, Inc. was represented by Isabella Bangcaya.

Atty. Obrero-Samson sincerely thanked both companies for being compliant to the standards set by the government to meet the safety and health protocols in the workplace. She encouraged them to continue adhering to the safety regulations to ensure a healthy work environment not just for the workers but also for their clients.

During the awarding of Safety Seal, MERALCO representative Villardo Asuncion expressed his gratitude to DOLE for the recognition given to the company and committed to provide assistance to their other branches to be compliant on both General Labor Standards and Occupational Safety and Health Standards.

END / Katrina Otadoy