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Valenzuela City Tripartite Industrial Peace Council Welcomes Fresh Start as They Elect New Officers

VCTIPC Oathtaking
Newly Elected Officers Committee Members: Valenzuela City Tripartite Industrial Peace Council (VCTIPC) takes oath before City Mayor WES Gatchalian, Friday, October 14, 2022. VCTIPC has been active in mediation between employees and companies, and referring cases to Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). Since January 2022, 475 cases have been handled by the Workers Affairs Office (WAO) and the VCTIPC. They also discussed their strategic plans and how they maintain good relations with the labor groups here in Valenzuela. (Clinton Ramos, Photo/Text)

Valenzuela City Tripartite Industrial Peace Council’s (VCTIPC) newly-elected and appointed officers pays courtesy call and takes their oath of office before Mayor WES Gatchalian at the Valenzuela City Hall, October 14, 2022.

The National Tripartite Industrial Peace Council being the main consultative and advisory mechanism of the Department of Labor and Employment’s Bureau of Labor Relations, serves as the forum for organized labor, employer and government in the formulation and implementation of labor and employment policies.

The Valenzuela Workers’ Affairs Office (WAO) and the Valenuela City Tripartite Industrial Peace Council (VCTIPC) have been active in mediating and reffering cases of employees, whether they are unionized or not, to the Department of Labor in Employment (DOLE). These cases vary from experiencing underpayment of salary, illegal dismissal, and no overtime/holiday pay, among others. In the first half of 2022, the Workers’ Affairs Office and VCTIPC have recorded a total of 475 cases wherein 371 or 78% of them were settled. The settled cases translate to about Php 16,556,933.28 of monetary benefits given to the affected employees.

The oathtaking ceremony of the newly-elected officers of the Valenzuela City Tripartite Industrial Peace Council symbolizes the new chapter of the organization’s continuous advocacy in maintaining tripartism and peace among the labor, employer, and government sector to attain industrial peace and productivity efficiency. Representatives from the Workers’ Affairs Office and the Valenzuela City Tripartite Industrial Peace Council (VCTIPC) also talked about their planned strategies for the future of labor sector and on how to maintain a good relationship with the different labor entities in the city.

VCTIPC Oathtaking
Newly Elected Officers Committee Members: Valenzuela City Tripartite Industrial Peace Council (VCTIPC) takes oath before City Mayor WES Gatchalian, Friday, October 14, 2022. VCTIPC has been active in mediation between employees and companies, and referring cases to Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). Since January 2022, 475 cases have been handled by the Workers Affairs Office (WAO) and the VCTIPC. They also discussed their strategic plans and how they maintain good relations with the labor groups here in Valenzuela. (Clinton Ramos, Photo/Text)

On August 26, 2022, the Valenuela City Tripartite Industrial Peace Council held their election of officers and appointments of committee members for the year 2022-2024 at the ALERT Center Multipurpose Hall with the following set of officers being elected:

Management Sector

  • President – Mr. Peter Quintana, Toprite Plastic Industries Inc.
  • Vice-President – Ms. Rochelle F. Aguirre, Fompac Plastic Corp.
  • Secretary – Mr. Jose P. Marcelo, Mitsuboshi Belting Philippines Corp.
  • Asst. Secretary – Mr. Elberth D. De Vera, Bestank Manufacturing Corp.
  • Treasurer – Coun. Niña Shiela B. Lopez, St. Joeph Academy of Valenzuela
  • Auditor – Mr. Jerry A. Lim, Central Corrugated Box Corp.
  • PRO – Ms. Hiyasmin Y. Palanca, CDO Foodsphere Inc.

Labor Sector

  • President – Mr. Gerardo O. Mago II, Mayer Steel Workers’ Union
  • Vice-President – Mr. Edgardo I. Alcantara, Foodsphere Inc. Employees Independent Organization
  • Secretary – Mr. Mario L. Santiago, Nagkakaisa at Independyenteng Manggagawa ng MBP Star
  • Treasurer – Mr. Leonardo T. Reyes, Nagkakaisa at Independyenteng Manggagawa ng Mitsuboshi
  • Auditor – Mr. Noel R. Coquia, Interpack Packaging Employees Union
  • PRO – Mr. Geronimo B. Quiapos, Plastimer Industrial Corporation Christian Brotherhood

Also present during the oathtaking ceremony were Director Rowella V. Grande and Ms. Cordella C. Delos Santos of DOLE-CAMANAVA, Ms. Ma. Cecille V. Ceballos of DOLE-NCMB-RCMB-NCR, Atty. Kim S. Lagcao of DOLE-RTWPB-NCR, Ms. Josephine Osea of PESO Valenzuela, Mr. Michael Y. Domagas of OSOAVI, and other Workers’ Affairs Office (WAO) personnel.

VCTIPC Oathtaking
Newly Elected Officers Committee Members: Valenzuela City Tripartite Industrial Peace Council (VCTIPC) takes oath before City Mayor WES Gatchalian, Friday, October 14, 2022. VCTIPC has been active in mediation between employees and companies, and referring cases to Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). Since January 2022, 475 cases have been handled by the Workers Affairs Office (WAO) and the VCTIPC. They also discussed their strategic plans and how they maintain good relations with the labor groups here in Valenzuela. (Clinton Ramos, Photo/Text)

By: William Chua

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