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Academe capacitated by DOLE in Negros Oriental

Cebu City, Philippines. Representatives coming from government, management and labor sectors in the Academe in Negros Oriental converged and altogether took a look at relevant pronouncements and advocacies that the Department of Labor and Employment has been advancing for in the name of industrial peace.

In a recent General Membership Meeting conducted in Dumaguete City among the members of the Labor Tripartite Council in Education (LTCE), about fifty-two (52) representatives from several educational institutions attended.

In the hope of a continued and sustained sound management-labor relations in the academe in the Province, said GMM was purposely initiated giving more premium on tripartism and social dialogue as necessary tools in promoting industrial peace.

Ms. Flordeliza Duremdes of the DOLE Technical Support and Services Division- Labor Relations and Standards (TSSD-LRS) said that also highlighted during the activity were discussions on the Labor Standards.

DOLE-7 Regional Director, Atty. Johnson G. Cañete commented that sound industrial relations and effective social dialogue are a means to promote better wages and working conditions as well as peace and social justice.

“The regular coming together of the representatives of government, management and labor sectors would help promote good governance as each one fosters an enabling environment for the realization of the decent work agenda,” he said.

Social dialogue, he said further, involves the exchange of information during negotiations or consultations among representatives from labor, management, and government on certain issues relating to economic and social policy.

Meanwhile, Dr. Carlyn Dela Peña of the Commission on Higher Education Region (CHED-D) apprised the attendees on how schools should apply for increases in tuition and other school fees.

“Any private school which desires to devise its rates of tuition and other school fees or charges or to impose other fees or charges shall file application at the CHED Regional Office with the Regional Director,” she said.

In addition, Dr. Eduardo Omana of the Department of Education (DepEd-7) provided updates on the programs and services of the Department.

The DOLE likewise gave inputs on monetary and welfare benefits as prescribed by existing laws and regulations, including Republic Act No. 11058 otherwise known as An Act Strengthening Compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Standards and providing Penalties for Violations Thereof.

“This is just a re-hash of what we’ve been trying to advocate among our social partners. Tripartism plays a major role in the success of any negotiation, where each pillar provides insights and suggestions in order to reach a common ground that will benefit everybody,” added Atty. Canete.

He lauded the LTCE and encourage all its member-institutions to host similar events that would help foster industrial peace in the Region.

The LTCE is composed of the following, namely: Atty. Julius Paqueo- President; Mr. Roberto Cabrdo- Vice President; Ms. Marie Antoinnete Badilles- Secretary; Ms. Golda Tan- Treasurer; Ms. Naomi Fororsuelo- Auditor; and Dr. Purita Del Rosario- Public Relations Officer.

It can be recalled that, just a few months ago, the Labor Tripartite Council in Education in Negros Oriental was reactivated through the efforts of the Tripartite Industrial Peace Council of the province.


End//LSenarlo-Taniza with reporting from BMDePadua of NOFO

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

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