Quezon City Mayor Ma. Josefina G. Belmonte administered the oath taking ceremony for the Officers of their local Tripartite Industrial Peace Council (QC-TIPC) on March 7, 2022 at Quezon City Hall.

The Department of Labor and Employment – National Capital Region (DOLE-NCR) through its QC Field Office headed by Engr. Martin T. Jequinto witnessed the ceremony with QC Public Employment Service Office (PESO) Manager, Rogelio L. Reyes.

QC-TIPC officers for the Labor Sector who took oath were Alberto S. Liboon, Vice Chairperson (Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation Employees Union); Roberto G. Jamero, Treasurer (Arlington Employees Union); Joaquin D. De Ocampo, Auditor
(La Paz Foods Employees Union); Michael C. Mayordomo, Public Relations Officer (Far Eastern University – Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation Employees Association); and Board Members Salvador C. Alarcon, Jr. (Kilusan sa Jollibee Foods Corporation); Roldan V. Clumia (Saint Luke’s Medical Center Employees Association); Alex V. Rutagines (Pambansang Kilusan ng Paggawa (Kilusan) – TUCP); and Daniel Emir R. Tumanon (TV5 Network, Incorporated Employees Union).

On the other hand, QC-TIPC officers for the Management Sector were Corazon C. Reboroso, Vice Chairperson (Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation); Merly A. Manaloto, Secretary (Consolidated Matrix, Incorporated); Teresita L. Quinto, Auditor (Central Colleges of the Philippines); Mercedes C. Sazon, Public Relations Officer (Confederation of Filipino Workers); and Board Members Nicole S. De Jesus (Diliman Education Corporation); Alvin L. Galacgac (Cathay Pacific Steel Corporation); Melvie S. Quides (Container Corporation of the Philippines); and Maribel C. Sumbi (PQS Core Manufacturing Corporation).

Although the pandemic restrictions delayed the conduct of the oath taking ceremony, said officers have held their TIPC roles in January 2021 and shall assume their official functions until December 2022.

Former President Corazon C. Aquino formally created the Tripartite Industrial Peace Council (TIPC) in 1990 through Executive Order No. 403 as the main consultative mechanism and advisory body of the social partners—workers, employers and government—on labor and employment lodged with the DOLE.

The TIPC has regional, city/municipal and provincial and industry bases. TIPCs are also replicated at the industry level otherwise called as Industry Tripartite Councils (ITCs), which can both be located at the national and local levels. The TIPC and ITCs evolved over the years and were institutionalized through various executive and department order issuances.

In Quezon City, its local TIPC was formed through enactment of Ordinance No. SP-2154, Series of 2012 or “An Ordinance Institutionalizing the Quezon City Tripartite Industrial Peace Council.” The Ordinance also mandates the Council to assist the DOLE and the QC government to promote and institutionalize labor and management cooperation as a mechanism for the attainment and maintenance of industrial peace in their locality including the preventive mediation of potential labor disputes, among others.

Current QC-TIPC Vice-Chairs Alberto S. Liboon (Labor Sector) and Corazon C. Reboroso (Management Sector) are one of the active local TIPC members of the DOLE-NCR Regional Tripartite Industrial Peace Council.

END / Eilaine Lou L. Manaog