Some 155 participants composed of private detectives, watchmen and security personnel joined an online learning session on the latest issuances of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on November 8, 2022.

Facilitated by DOLE – National Capital Region (NCR) through its Labor Relations and Labor Standards (LRLS) Division headed by Ms. Nelia Mungcal, participants were apprised on the latest rules on minimum wage increase in NCR (Wage Order No. NCR-23) in collaboration with the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB) – NCR.

DOLE-NCR also tapped the DOLE Bureau of Working Conditions (BWC) to discuss and welcome related inquiries or clarifications governing employment and working conditions of private security personnel (DOLE Department Order No. 150-16).

Also present were Police Lieutenant Colonel Ritche Joy Rivera and Police Colonel Eleuterio Ricardo, Jr. of the Philippine National Police to discuss how the private security agencies verify the legitimacy of their employees’ licenses and other related information.

DOLE-NCR Regional Director, Atty. Sarah Buena S. Mirasol, expressed her gratitude to all the participants and emphasized the importance of the activity so that the workers in the private security agencies are updated on the DOLE rules that govern their industry. Likewise, DOLE-NCR Assistant Regional Director, Atty. Russel A. Jallorina, showed the same support and stated that the said industry also need special protection in terms of rights and benefits because of the peculiar job that they have.

END / Patricia Lorica and Grace Laurente