The Department of Labor and Employment – National Capital Region (DOLE NCR) through its Manila Field Office (MFO) in collaboration with the Family Welfare Committees Council of the Philippines (FWCOMPHIL, Inc.) conducted a 3-day Company Summit and Planning Workshop at the Shepherd’s Ridge Mountain Resort Paang Bundok, Brgy. Cambuja, Sta. Maria, Laguna, on October 20-22, 2022.

This year, the summit covered key DOLE Department Orders that employer-FWCOMPHIL members should be aware of, such as rules and regulations on the administration and enforcement of labor laws under the Labor Code; strengthening compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Standards; and guidelines that govern contracting and subcontracting. The activity also covered topics on labor-management cooperation and ensuring a Drug-Free Workplace.

In attendance were focal persons from DOLE-NCR Field Offices, representatives from different private companies such as Fastrust Services Incorporated, Light Rail Manila Corporation, Luxent Hotel, Oriental Consultants Philippines, Tri-Phil International Incorporated, Arm Materiel Wing Savings and Loan Association Incorporated, Tie-Up Associates Manpower Resources Incorporated, Prime Pacific Grill Corporation, Arellano University, Adamson University, Tas Trans Transport Corporation, Toyota Motor Philippines Corporation, Toyota Balintawak Incorporated, Toyota North Edsa, Nezda Technologies Incorporated, Leslie Corporation, GMA-7 Employees’ Multi-purpose Cooperative (GMA7EMPC), Golden Archers Development Corporation, and New Oriental Club88.

DOLE-NCR Manila Field Office Director, Ma. Corazon M. Pepito and FWCOMPHIL President, Ms. Ma. Victoria v. Manrique spearheaded the activity.

In his inspirational message, DOLE-NCR Assistant Regional Director, Atty. Jude Thomas P. Trayvilla thanked all the officers and Family Welfare Program focal persons for their support and contributions to ensure the successful conduct of activity. Since FWCOMPHIL and DOLE-NCR are families, he also shared a quote saying that “nation dies if its people no longer recognize the importance of the family.” He also said that the DOLE-NCR, headed by Regional Director Atty. Sarah Buena S. Mirasol, continuously find ways to promote a work-life balance environment through the DOLE’s Family Welfare Program.

The summit also had a team building on mental wellness, which include relays, mind games, values formation, and other fun-filled activities.

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 includes sharing workplace best practices on Family Welfare Program (FWP) to its members and updates on the latest DOLE advisories or issuances.

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