MARAWI CITY – The Provincial Tripartite Industrial Peace Council in Lanao Del Sur was organized by the Ministry of Labor and Employment in partnership with the Local Government Unit of Marawi City on November 16 at the Bagumbayan Hall, City Hall of Marawi City.
Labor and Employment Minister Muslimin G. Sema, in his message delivered by Alianor M. Sultan, chief labor and employment officer under the Bureau of Labor Relations and Standards, expressed his gratitude to the LGU of Marawi City for supporting the ministry’s endeavor.
“The management sector and the labor force’s voices are much-needed in this social dialogue by advising policies and programs affecting the labor and management,” the Minister said.
“Your main function as a council is primarily a forum for tripartite advisement and consultation among the organized and unorganized labor, for the formulation and implementation of labor and employment policies. This is the proper venue for us – as social partners in maintaining industrial peace in the Bangsamoro region,” Sema said.
“Your efforts in ensuring the Ministry’s mandate by giving equal protection to both management and labor and by facilitating capital formation really reflects a clear understanding of the issues and concerns that you face in our business place today,” Sema added.
Marawi City Mayor Majul Gandamra, represented by City Public Employment Services Office (PESO) Manager Cabsaran Pacasum, Jr. said this particular undertaking is an important one, especially in ensuring the promotion and enhancement of social protection and stabilizes industrial peace through active involvement and participation of workers and employers in the policy and decision-making affecting labor and employment.
“We express our gratitude for partnering with the Local Government Unit of Marawi in materializing this vision of providing a safe haven for laborers and the management sector,” Gandamra said.
Meanwhile, Jasmine Alawi, senior labor and employment officer discussed during the activity the significance and functions of the council as social partner of the ministry in maintaining industrial peace in the region.
Alawi mentioned that one of the functions of the PTIPC is to formulate proposals and recommendations on labor, economic and social concerns, and to monitor the full implementation and compliance with provisions of tripartite instruments and social accords.
The PTIPC is chaired by Norolain Dimaluna, supervising labor and employment officer of Lanao Del Sur Field Office.
In an election of officers transpired during the activity, the Putian Corporation, Lanao Central College, Inc., and AMA Construction Trading were elected as management representatives while Al-said Construction, 5 Eleven Bread House, and Marawi Restaurant as labor representatives.
Moreover, the LGU of Marawi City has manifested its commitment to the council as local government representative.
Adnan Khasogi Mangondato, labor and employment officer facilitated the oath taking ceremony of the TIPC officers. (MOLE-ICD)