The Quezon City Tripartite Industrial Peace Council (QC-TIPC) conducted its election of officers on January 25, 2021 at Quezon City Hall, Metro Manila.
The election was conducted by secret ballots as supervised by QC-TIPC’s Commission on Election (COMELEC) team comprised of representatives from the Department of Labor and Employment – National Capital Region (DOLE-NCR) – Quezon City Field Office (QCFO) and Quezon City Public Employment Service Office (QC-PESO).
The election aims to fill the positions for the: 1) Labor Sector and 2) Management Sector. Each sector consists of vacant officer positions comprised of Vice-Chairperson, Secretary, Treasurer, Auditor, Public Relations Officer, and six (6) Board Members. Elected officers of the said vacant posts shall serve a two-year term from year 2021 to 2023.
The elected member-candidates who vied for the officer post under the Labor Sector were as follows: Albert S. Liboon from Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation (Vice-Chairperson, 10 votes); Belinda S. Lota from De Los Santos Medical Center (Secretary, 10 votes); Roberto G. Jamero from Arlington Memorial Chapels, Inc. (Treasurer, 10 votes); and Joaquin D. De Ocampo from La Paz Food’s, Inc. (Auditor, 10 votes). Elected Board Members were Roldan V. Clumia from St. Luke’s Medical Center – QC branch (10 votes), Homer L. Banda of PTV4 (9 votes), and Alex V. Rutagines from Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (9 votes).
For the Management Sector, the elected member-candidates were as follows: Corazon C. Reboroso from the Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation (Vice-Chairperson, 4 votes); Luzviminda E. Renin from St. Luke’s Medical Center – QC branch (Treasurer, 4 votes); and Mercedes S. Sazon from Confederation of Filipino Workers (Public Relations Officer, 3 votes). Elected Board Members were Melvie S. Quides from Container Corporation of the Philippines (4 votes) and Alvin L. Galacgac from Cathay Pacific Steel Corporation (4 votes).
Due to non-submission of requirements for candidacy, the following vacant officer positions are yet to be filled in the Labor Sector: one (1) Public Relations Officer and additional three (3) Board Members. On the other hand, the Management Sector would still need the following positions to be filled: one (1) Secretary, one (1) Auditor, and additional four (4) Board Members.
Based on QC-TIPC election guidelines, all above-said unfilled positions shall be subject to a Special Election to be scheduled by the Council and the QC-TIPC COMELEC. The same guidelines also states that its members have an option to make a written election protest on the newly elected officers, which must be filed within five days (5) after the said election to the QC-TIPC COMELEC. Provided that all received protests have been resolved, QC-TIPC said that the winners shall be proclaimed on the next scheduled monthly meeting.
Meanwhile, the tripartism and social dialogue are exercised through the TIPC, whether national or local. The program was created 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. For details, visit the DOLE Bureau of Labor Relations website at https://blr.dole.gov.ph/2014/12/11/tripartite-industrial-peace-council/.
END / Hershey Aquino with report from Eilaine Lou Lumagbas