The Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board – National Capital Region (RTWPB-NCR) together with the Department of Labor and Employment – National Capital Region (DOLE-NCR) and Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) joined the webinar series organized by the Employer’s Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP) on August 13, 2020 with the topic: Retrenchments, Closures and Fate of MSMEs – A Situationer in NCR.”  

The session was intended to provide updates on the recent regulations, programs and services as well as the situation of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in NCR in lieu of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has greatly affected the business performance of companies in the metropolitan.

RTWPB-NCR was able to provide the participants with the wage situation as well as possible assistance to MSMEs through productivity training that may be done online to help enterprises recover and regain the confidence brought by the negative impact of the pandemic. Atty. Russel Jallorina, OIC-Assistance Regional Director of DOLE-NCR, discussed information on DOLE programs such as the TUPAD, AKAP, and livelihood programs to affected enterprises and financial assistance to displaced local workers and OFWs. Meanwhile, DTI-NCRO Regional Director Marcelina S. Alcantara also showcased their existing programs and services that will help MSMEs to recuperate their business operations during this period of pandemic.

A total of 210 participants attended the session, and actively participated during the question and answer portion, raising-up their employment related concerns and queries. ECOP President Sergio Ortiz delivered his welcome message to the participants and the resource speakers. The activity was moderated by ECOP Director General Jose Roland Moya and co-anchored by Ms. Abigail Roxas-Gorospe.

END / Kim Lagcao