ZAMBOANGA CITY — It is all systems go for the Department of Labor and Employment IX (DOLE 9) as it prepares for the 3rd Industry Tripartite Council Summit on December 10, 2019 at the Palacio Del Sur, Zamboanga City.

Regional Director Ofelia B. Domingo observes that the ITCs in the Zampen Region are revitalized and strengthened more than ever. ‘‘The theme for this year’s summit will revolve around mental health in the workplace. We see how much this affects productivity in the workplace so we want our industries to focus on this area as means to increase productivity and maintain overall wellness in the workplace,” she says.

Domingo also reveals that more than 200 ITC members will be participating in the said summit:

“We have established and strengthened 10 ITCs in the region namely Fishing and Canning, Construction, Seaweeds and Rubber, Tourism, Overseas Employment, Education and ICT, Security and Manpower, Wholesale and Retail. Representatives from each company belonging to the different ITCs will convene in one venue.”

With speakers, Assistant Secretary Atty. Benjo Santos M. Benavidez and Dr. Miriam P. Cue of the PRC Board of Psychology, the summit aims to educate and inspire participants towards better labor relations.

Highlighting the affair is the awarding of outstanding establishments who successfully implemented DOLE’s programs and services for 2019.

In the recent summits, the ITCs join together to help certain sectors through projects such as the Angel Tree which benefited child laborers and a mini livelihood fair to market the products of DOLE-Assisted livelihood beneficiaries. This year, persons with disabilities (PWDs) under the Area Vocational Rehabilitation Center II (AVRC) will benefit from the ITCs’ corporate social responsibility. END/KCQG

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