ZAMBOANGA CITY, Sep 24- The Isabela City Tripartite Industrial Peace Council approved 2 resolutions which will benefit both management and labor in Isabela City, Basilan Province.

This was after the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) 9 through its Isabela City Field Office convened the members of the Isabela City TIPC for its 3rd Quarterly Meeting on September 10, 2021 at Basilan Electric Cooperative Board Room.

Regional Director Atty. Roy L. Buenafe said that the DOLE regularly engages both labor and management in such activities to strengthen the collaboration with employer’s organizations, trade unions and the government to realize social change through participative enforcement of labor laws that would contribute to Filipino workers’ better quality of life.

In the open forum, members of the TIPC raised concerns on safety and health in the workplace specifically on training of safety officers as this is one of the requirements for ISO certification.

The body then discussed the need for conduct of Basic Occupational Safety and Health (BOSH) which led to the approval of Resolution No. 01 – A Resolution requesting the Conduct of Training and the Issuances of Certificate of Training on Basic Occupational Safety and Health (BOSH) for Safety Officer 1 through a Recorded Session to the representatives of the establishments in Isabela City.

Majority of the employers present in the meeting raised their concern on accessibility to services of Home Development Mutual Fund – Pag IBIG. This concern was addressed with the approval of Resolution No. 2 – A Resolution requesting for the establishment of Home Mutual Development Fund sub-office in Isabela City.

Aside from the discussions, DOLE 9 invited resource persons from social insurance institutions – Mr. Xavier Louie Basaen from Social Security System, Mr. J-gil Tan and Ms. Genevieve Pascua from Philippine Health Corporation who discussed updates on programs and services of their respective agencies.

Present during the meeting were Vice-chairperson Ms. Laura W. Alano, Secretary Ms. Angel S. Enriquez, P.I.O. Mr. Joser G. Tan Sanchez, labor and management representatives from different private establishments and DOLE-ICFO team headed by the active Supervising LEO/ OIC-Head Ms. Maria Elena T. Alabata with Senior LEO Ms. Marlyn M. Anoos, LEO III Rey Julius B. Banzon, TUPAD coordinators and Government Internship Program interns.

About TIPCs:
President Corazon C. Aquino formally created the Tripartite Industrial Peace Council (TIPC) in 1990 through Executive Order No. 403 as the main consultative mechanism and advisory body of the social partners – workers, employers and government – on labor and employment lodged with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). ###

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