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The search for best productivity practices now open

Cebu City, Philippines.Companies are urged to join the Search for the 2019 Productivity Olympics.

DOLE-7 newly installed Regional Director, Salome “Mimi” Siaton called on companies that are duly registered with appropriate government agencies and those that have existing productivity programs for at least two (2) years as they are qualified to join.

Siaton, who now sits as Chairman of the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB-7), highlighted the objectives of the competition that would involve intensifying national awareness and commitment to quality and productivity among establishments while showcasing their best productivity improvement practices.

RTWPB-7 Board Secretary Grace G. Carreon said that the competition is open to all Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), which have been registered either with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Security and Exchange Commission (SEC), Cooperative Development Authority (CDA), Local government units (LGUs) and other appropriate government agencies.

Nine (9) winners will be declared, one for each of the following category:

·        Mirco (1-9 workers) Agribusiness, Service, and Industry;

·        Small (10-99 workers)Agribusiness, Service, and Industry; and

·       Medium (100-199 workers) Agribusiness, Service, and Industry.

Winners will be chosen based on Business Excellence covering Total Productivity, Expansion and Growth, and Awards/Recognition (50%) and Resource Management specifically on People and System, Technology and Green Practices (50%).

“We are encouraging interested MSMEs to give this search a try. All they have to do is fill out and submit the nomination form to the office of the RTWPB,” said Board Sec. Carreon.

Nomination forms are available at the RTWPB and entries must be submitted not later than 30 March 2019.

“The Regional Productivity Olympics winners will be selected by the Productivity Olympics Regional Screening Committee on June 2019,” she added, saying further that the Regional Winners would be the ones to represent Region-7 competing against the winners from the rest of the regions all over the country in the national search.

Prizes for the 2019 Productivity Olympic winners would include trophies and cash awards; use of the 2019 Productivity Olympics logo for publicity purposes for three (3) consecutive years; and priority endorsements to other training programs and services of the DOLE, RTWPB/National Wages and Productivity Commission (NWPC), and other agencies.

Awarding of national winners would be on September 2019.

It can be recalled that in 2017, Region-7’s contenders to the National Productivity Olympics competition held in Quezon City, Manila were declared national champions. Of the nine (9) Regional Productivity Olympics winners falling under three different categories, two advanced to the finals and successfully bagged the national title as the 2017 National Productivity Olympics Champion.

The Raw Brown Sugar Milling Corporation, Incorporated from Pamplona, Negros Oriental, the lone national finalist under the Agri-Business Medium Category, was proclaimed the national winner. Standing out and outshining three (3) other national finalists was the Tokyo Steel Philippines Corporation from Lapu-Lapu City, which was adjudged as the national champion under the Industry Small Category.

The 2019 Productivity Olympics is a biennial and nationwide search, which is organized by the NWPC assisted by the RTWPBs.



End//LSenarlo-Taniza with reporting from RTWPB-7



For more information on this report, you may contact LuchelSenarloTaniza, Regional Labor Communication Officer at telefax number (032) 266-2792 or you may send an email at



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