Region IVA Rise Despite the Pandemic

In times when the world is so low and everything is veering away from normalcy, a ray of light shines over RCMB IVA as eight companies with Labor Management Cooperation (LMC) and two companies with Grievance Machinery (GM) were awarded as Outstanding LMC and Outstanding GM for Industrial Peace, respectively, on August 17, 2021.

This year’s search is a special edition with the theme, “Responsiveness and Resilience in Times of Disruption”. It aims to recognize companies that remained focused and faithful to what LMC and GM is all about despite the pandemic. Specifically, intensifying awareness on the LMC practices, showcasing LMC innovations, and encouraging the labor and management partners to further explore and innovate to improve their workplace relations.

After launching the Search on April 30, 2021 by the NCMB-Central Office, RCMB IVA looked for potential candidates, scrutinized all entries, and pulled out the best among the best toward becoming the Outstanding LMC and GM for Industrial Peace in the Region.

Awarded as the Outstanding LMC under Organized Establishments Category are Ibiden Philippines, Inc. – LMC Bravo and Coca-Cola Beverage Philippines-Imus Plant – CCBPI LMC. Under the Unorganized Establishments Category are Ampleon Philippines, Inc. – AMP Employee Council, Fujitsu Die-Tech Corporation of the Philippines – KAISA LMC, Greenlife Coconut Products Philippines, Inc. – LMC TUBO, Mary Mediatrix Medical Center – MMMC LMC, ROHM Electronics Philippines, Inc. – REPI EMC Partners, and Zenith Foods Corporation – Joy@Work.

For the Outstanding GM, two unorganized establishments were awarded, namely, Fujitsu Die-Tech Corporation of the Philippines and ROHM Electronics Philippines, Inc.

All these regional winners show how resilient they are and exhibited how they were able to move forward, adapt to changes, and combat all the challenges that faced them.

The awards were presented by Regional Director of RCMB-IVA, Edgar G. Aquino. Alongside with him are Conciliator-Mediators Delia Yu and Corazon Fegi, with the support of the Technical and Administrative Unit of the Branch. The success of this activity was also possible because of the partnership with the Southern Tagalog Region – Labor Management Cooperation Association, Inc. (STAR-LMCAI) who was headed by Mr. Florante Barredo, VP for External. The awarding was witnessed by more or less 100 participants from 24 companies via zoom.

What has been witnessed during the virtual awarding is a proof that although the Region has been challenged not only by COVID-19 but also the eruption of Taal Volcano on January 2020, companies continued to be strong, indestructible, and most importantly rise above uncertainties.