. 1. EMPLOYEES COMPENSATION COMMISSION (ECC)Brief History:• attached for policy coordination and guidance• provides a package of benefits for public and private sector employees and their dependents in the event of work-connected contingencies• mandated by law to provide meaningful and appropriate compensation to workersFunctions:• To formulate policies and guidelines for the improvement of the employees compensation program;• To review and decide on appeal all EC claims disapproved by the Systems; and• To initiate policies and programs toward adequate occupational health and safety and accident prevention in the working environmentLEGAL MANDATE: created in November 1, 1974 by virtue of PD 442 fully operational with the issuance of PD 626 which took effect January 1, 1975
POWERS AND DUTIES Under Article 177 of P.D. 626 as amended• To assess and fix a rate of contributions from all employers;• To determine the rate of contribution payable by an employer whose records show a high frequency of work accidents or occupational disease due to failure by the said employer to observe adequate measures;• To approve rules and regulations governing the processing of claims and the settlement of disputes arising there from as prescribed by the System;• To initiate policies and programs toward adequate occupational health and safety and accident prevention in the working environment, rehabilitation other than those provided for under Article 190 hereof, and other related programs and activities, and to appropriate funds therefore. (As amended by Sec. 3, P.D. 1368).
• To make the necessary actuarial studies and calculations concerning the grant of constant help and income benefits for permanent disability and death, and the rationalization of the benefits for permanent disability and death under the Title with benefits payable by the System for similar contingencies; Provided; That the Commission may upgrade benefits and add new ones subject to approval of the President; and Provided, Further, That the actuarial stability of the State Insurance Fund shall be guaranteed; Provided, Finally, that such increases in benefits shall not require any increases in contribution, except as provided for in paragraph (b) hereof. (As amended by Sec. 3, P.D. 1641).• To appoint the personnel of its staff, subject to civil service law and rules, but exempt from WAPCO law and regulations;
ECC cont’d:• To adopt annually a budget of expenditures of the Commission and its staff chargeable against the State Insurance Fund; Provided, that the SSS and GSIS shall advance on a quarterly basis the remittance of allotment of the loading fund for this Commissions operational expenses based on its annual budget as duly approved by the Ministry of Budget and Management. (As amended by Sec. 3, P.D. 1921).• To have the power to administer oath and affirmation, and to issue subpoena and subpoena duces tecum in connection with any question or issue arising from appealed cases under this Title.• To sue and be sued in court;• To acquire property, real or personal, which may be necessary or expedient for the attainment of the purposes of this Title;• To enter into agreements or contracts for such services or aid as may be needed for the proper, efficient and stable administration of the program;• To perform such other acts as it may deem appropriate for the attainment of the purposes of the Commission and proper enforcement of the provisions of this Title. (As amended by Sec. 18, P.D. 850).
OUR MISSION The ECC champions the welfare of the Filipino worker. Its mission is to:• Build and sustain among employees and employers a culture of safety and healthful environment in the workplace;• Ensure at all times that workers are informed of their rights, benefits and privileges under the Employees’ Compensation Program (ECP);• Develop and implement innovative policies, programs and projects that meet the needs of workers with work- connected contingencies;• Promptly and fairly resolve all cases brought before it• Restore dignity and self-esteem among occupationally disabled workers; and• Safeguard the integrity of the State Insurance Fund.
OUR VISIONA nationally-acclaimed institution in socialsecurity promotion that is in full control of theEmployees’ Compensation Program, managinga sound, strong, and wisely invested StateInsurance Fund and delivering promptly,effectively and efficiently to the Filipinoworker a comprehensive package of servicesand benefits for work-connectedcontingencies through pro-active, humaneand dynamic policies, programs and activities.
Stella Z. Banawis OIC-Executive Director ECC Building, 355 Sen. Gil Puyat Ave. Extension, Makati CityPress Release:• 08-16-2012- ECC and DOLE RO 6 expects more than 100 companies to participate in the advocacy seminar in Bacolod City• 06-21-2012- ECP and DOLE advocacy seminar in RO XI slated• 06-21-2012-Typhoon victim’s kin gets EC benefit
2. OCCUPATION SAFETY AND HEALTH CENTER (OSHC)• The Occupational Safety and Health Center is responsible for undertaking continuing research and studies on occupational safety and health as well as the development and implementation of programs, policies and standards in the fields of occupational safety and health including the conduct of medical examination of workers and necessary testing for safe use of personal protective and other safely devices for the prevention of occupational accidents and diseases.• The OSHC has the following basic functions:• Undertake continuing studies and researches on occupational safety and health, including those relating to the establishment of causal connection between diseases and occupations and the development of medical criteria in determining the nature and extent of impairment or diminution in health, functional capacity or life expectancy of the employees as a result of their work and working conditions;
• Plan, develop and implement training programs in the field of occupational safety and health, and related interests;• Serve as a clearing house of information and innovative methods, techniques and approaches in dealing with occupational safety and health problems and institute a mechanism of information dissemination to the general public;• Monitor the working environment by the use of industrial hygiene, filed and laboratory equipment and conduct medical examinations of workers exposed to hazardous substances for the ready detection of occupational diseases;• Act as the duly recognized agency to undertake practical testing for sage use and set standard specifications of personal protective and other safety devices;• Assist government agencies and institutions in the formulation of policies and standards on occupational safety and health and other matters related thereto and issue technical guidelines for the prevention of occupational diseases and accidents;• Adopt annually a budget of expenditures of the OSHC;• Perform such other acts as it may deem appropriate for the attainment of the purposes of the OSHC and proper enforcement of the law; and• Enlist the assistance of government agencies and private organizations in carrying out the objectives of the OSHC.
ATTACHED AGENCIES:1. INSTITUTE FOR LABOR STUDIES
The research policy and advocacy arm of DOLE that seeks to influence national labor and employment plans and policies through its research undertakings, projects and initiatives.• As a research institute, the ILS intends to come up with relevant research information, studies, papers, materials, projects, seminars and activities that would be of great help and value to labor policymakers, planners, advocates and workers.• As the government’s premiere labor think-and-do tank, the ILS also aims to undertake responsive and proactive policy research initiatives that are anchored on the DOLE’s four strategic employment goals: a gainfully-employed workforce, a globally- competent workforce, a secure workforce and a safe workforce.• As an advocacy arm, the ILS aspires to promote better labor policies in the Philippines through the accomplishment of its research thrusts which are rooted in advancing the welfare and well-being of the Filipino worker.
History:*1970, Institute of Labor and Manpower Studies (ILMS), technical support to theMinistry of Labor*July 25, 1987, Executive Order No. 251, the creation and designation of the ILS as theresearch policy and advocacy arm of the DOLE*continues to provide the DOLE with comprehensive studies, innovative researches,policy formulation and recommendations, and program implementationDuties and Responsibilities:• Undertake research and studies in all areas of labor and manpower policy and administration;• Review the rationale of existing legislation and regulations, and analyze the costs involved in the implementation of such legislation against the benefits to be derived;• Study and develop innovative and indigenous approaches toward the promotion of harmonious and productive labor-management relations, and the improvement of workers’ welfare services;• Develop and undertake research programs and projects in collaboration with other national agencies to enhance DOLE’s capability to participate in national decision- and policy-making;• Enter into agreement with international or bilateral agencies to carry out the foregoing functions;• Expand the scope of research interests into other countries and regions;• Publish research studies for dissemination to government, as well as other concerned parties; and• Perform other functions as may be provided by law or assigned by the DOLE Secretary.
Our Vision• The ILS envisions a Filipino workforce that is vibrant, dynamic and innovative. As such, the ILS aims that through its quality policy researches and studies, government programs on labor and employment will be solely geared towards the welfare and betterment of the Filipino workers.• Further, the ILS also hopes to see a Philippine labor force that is characterized by productivity, empowerment, economic progress and social solidarity. As such, the ILS believes that it is necessary for the country’s development to have a happy and healthy workforce.• With that, the ILS envisions to have a Filipino workforce that is not only economically-productive but a Philippine labor force that is globally-competitive, as well.
Our Mission• To realize its vision of a vibrant, dynamic and progressive Filipino workforce, the ILS tasks upon itself the mission of producing researches, papers, studies, lecture series, forums and seminars that are all focused on various areas by which national policymakers, economic planners and labor leaders can help improve the lot and condition of the Filipino workers, be they here at home or abroad.• The ILS regularly comes up with numerous policy papers and studies that vary and range from local employment to youth employment, green jobs, gender equality in the workplace, migration and overseas employment and labor relations to minimum wage issues.• Also, as part of its service to the Filipino workers, the ILS is committed to conduct series of continuous conversations, dialogues and partnerships with various tripartite stakeholders in the labor and employment sector which includes labor unions, migrant groups, employers’ federations, civil society organizations, government agencies and most importantly, the Filipino workers themselves.• Moreover, as an integral component of its mission as a public office, the ILS has its doors open to academicians, policymakers, researches, workers and students for further and deeper research undertakings and possible partnerships and collaboration.
Cynthia Rodis-Cruz ExecutiveDirector5F DOLE Bldg. Muralla St. cor. Gen. Luna St. Intramuros 1002 Manila, PhilippinesFeatureNews:• DOLE prioritizes Decent and Productive Work at 2012 Development Policy Research Month
2. MARITIME TRAINING COUNCIL• MARINA was created on 01 June 1974 as an attached Agency to the Office of the President (OP) with the issuance of Presidential Decree No. 474, otherwise known as the Maritime Industry Decree of 1974• to integrate the development, promotion and regulation of the maritime industry in the country• with the creation of the Ministry (now Department) of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) by virtue of Executive Order No. 546, the MARINA was attached to the DOTC for policy and program coordination on 23 July 1979.
MANDATES By virtue of Presidential Decree No. 4741. Adopt and implement a practicable and coordinated Maritime Industry Development Program (MIDP) which shall include among others:• The early replacement of obsolescent and uneconomic vessels;• Modernization and expansion of the Philippine merchant fleet;• Enhancement of domestic capability for shipbuilding, repair and maintenance; and• Development of a reservoir of trained manpower.
MARINA cont’d:2. Provide and help provide the necessary• Financial assistance to the industry thru public/private financial institutions and instrumentalities;• Technological assistance; and• Favorable climate for expansion of domestic and foreign investments in shipping enterprises.3. Providefor the effective supervision, regulation and rationalization of the organizational management, ownership and operations of all water transport utilities and other maritime enterprises.
VISION STATEMENT MARINA 2016: The premiere maritime administration in Southeast Asia propelling the Philippine maritime industry to global competitiveness MISSION STATEMENT• In support of our shared VISION as the MARITIME ADMINISTRATION, WE, the officials and employees of the MARINA, are committed to:• LEAD in the adoption and implementation of a practicable and coordinated Maritime Industry Development Program that will provide an effective supervisory and regulatory regime for an integrated Philippine maritime industry;• FORMULATE and IMPLEMENT responsive policies that seek to promote and develop a competitive investment climate for the modernization and expansion of the Philippine merchant fleet and the shipbuilding/ship repair industry;• DEVELOP a human resource program that will match the maritime industry requirements;• PROJECT the country as a responsible member of the international maritime community and FOSTER support and confidence of our multilateral/bilateral partners; and• PROMOTE good governance and ADHERE to the highest standard of integrity in the delivery of quality and timely service to its clientele through a dynamic organization complemented by a pool of competent, values-oriented and highly motivated civil servants.
OBJECTIVES:SOCIAL ECONOMIC IMPACT• Attractive PH ship registry• PH as a major center for ship building and ship repair• Sustained development of globally competitive seafarers• Modern and vibrant domestic merchant fleet as part of a seamless transport system.PROCESS• Foster a globally competitive maritime industry• Provide wider and timely service to our clients• Strengthen stakeholders’ ownership of maritime policies, programs and projects• Ensure compliance with safety and environmental standardsORGANIZATION• Ensure sufficient manpower complement• Enhance competency, motivation and values of personnel• Develop an IT-enabled agencyFINANCE• Rationalize budgeting process for optimum use• Augment resources through use of income, trust funds and other sources.
3. National Conciliation and Mediation BoardNCMB MANDATE:The NCMB, created under Executive Order No. 126, reorganizing the DOLE, shall formulate policies, develop plans and programs and set standards and procedures relative to the promotion of conciliation and mediation of labor disputes through the preventive mediation, conciliation and voluntary arbitration; facilitation of labor- management cooperation through joint mechanisms for information sharing, effective communication and consultation and group-problem solving.VISIONThe NCMB shall be the center of excellence in enhancing harmonious relationship in every workplace.MISSIONTo sustain harmonious labor and management relations through continuous education, mainstreaming of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) mechanisms and implementation of innovation approaches towards workers empowerment.
FUNCTIONS:The NCMB, as a staff and line office, has the following functions:• Formulate policies, programs, standards, procedures, manuals of operations and guidelines pertaining to effective mediation and conciliation of all labor disputes• Perform preventive mediation and conciliation functions.• Coordinate and maintain linkages with other sectors of institutions, and other government authorities concerned with matters relative to the prevention and settlement of labor disputes• Formulates policies, plans, programs, standards, procedures, manuals of operations and guidelines pertaining to the promotion of cooperative and non-adversarial schemes, grievance handling, voluntary arbitration and other voluntary modes of dispute settlement• Administer the voluntary arbitration program; maintain/update a list of voluntary arbitrators, compile arbitration awards and decisions.• Provide counseling and preventive mediation assistance particularly in the administration of collective agreements• Monitor and exercise technical supervision over the Boards programs being implemented in the regional offices; and• Perform such other functions as may be provided by law or assigned by the Secretary.
Programs:CONCILIATION-MEDIATION ProgramGrievance Settlement and Voluntary ArbitrationWorkplace Relations and Enhancement(formerly Labor-Management Cooperation) ProgramOther Services: SAGIP (Strategic Action Group for Industrial Peace) / QRT (Quick response Team) : FLAVAS/SENA (Free Legal Aid and Voluntary Arbitration Services/Single Entry Approach)
4. National Labor Relations CommissionMANDATE• The National Labor Relations Commission is a quasi-judicial body tasked to promote and maintain industrial peace by resolving labor and management disputes involving both local and overseas workers through compulsory arbitration and alternative modes of dispute resolution.• It is attached to the Department of Labor and Employment for program and policy coordination.
JURISDICTION: Regional Arbitration Branches• Unfair labor practice cases;• Termination disputes• If accompanied with a claim for reinstatement, those cases that workers may file involving wages, rates of pay, hours of work and other terms and conditions of employment;• Claims for actual, moral, exemplary and other forms of damages arising from employer-employee relations;• All other monetary claims arising from employer- employee relations involving an amount more than P5,000.00, whether or not accompanied with a claim for reinstatement;• Questions involving the legality of strikes and lockouts• Money claims of OFW’s• Enforcement of compromise agreements when there is non- compliance by any of the parties• Wage distortion disputes in unorganized establishment not voluntarily settled by the
MISSION To resolve labor disputes in the fairest, quickest, least expensive and most effective way possible VISIONTo deserve public trust as a quasi-judicial agency by way of a fair, speedy, equitable disposition of labor cases at lesser cost.
Jurisdiction of Arbiters and CommissionersJURISDICTION OF LABOR ARBITERS Original and exclusive jurisdiction to hear and decide the following cases involving all workers, whether agricultural or non-agricultural:• Unfair labor practice cases;• Termination disputes;• If accompanied with a claim for reinstatement, those cases that workers may file involving wages, rates of pay, hours of work and other terms and conditions of employment;• Claims for actual, moral, exemplary and other forms of damages arising from the employer-employee relations;• Cases arising from any violation of Article 264 of this Code, including questions involving the legality of strikes and lockouts; and
• Except claims for Employees Compensation, Social Security, Medicare and maternity benefits, all other claims arising from employer-employee relations, including those of persons in domestic or household service, involving an amount exceeding five thousand pesos (P5,000.00) regardless of whether accompanied with a claim for reinstatement (Article 217, Labor Code, as amended). a. Original and exclusive jurisdiction over money claims arising out of employer-employee relationship or by virtue of any law or contract, involving Filipino workers for overseas deployment, including claims for actual, moral, exemplary and other forms of damages (Section 10, Republic Act No. 8042, as amended by Republic Act No. 10022) b. Wage distortion disputes in unorganized establishments not voluntarily settled by the parties pursuant to Republic Act No. 6727. c. Enforcement of compromise agreements when there is non-compliance by any of the parties or if there is prima facie evidence that the settlement was obtained through fraud, misrepresentation or coercion (Article 227, Labor Code, as amended). d. Other cases as may be provided by law.
JURISDICTION OF THE COMMISSIONa. Decisions, awards or orders of the Labor Arbiters appealed to the Commission through its Divisions, with the First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth and Sixth handling cases from the National Capital Region and other parts of Luzon; the Seventh and Eighth, handling cases from the Visayas and Mindanao, respectively (Article 217, Labor Code, as amended).b. Cases certified to it by the Secretary of Labor, as well as petitions which seek to enjoin or restrain any actual or threatened commission of prohibited or unlawful acts in any labor disputes (Article 218, Labor Code, as amended).c. Decisions of Regional Directors or hearing officers on simple money claims appealed to the Commission (Article 129, Labor Code, as amended)
GERARDO C. NOGRALES CHAIRMANNEWS:• 09/17/2012 - In coordination with the Office of Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) of the Office of the President, the NLRC supports and participates in the celebration of the Peace Month 2012. A public display of the National Peace Consciousness Month 2012 streamer, with the theme “Ako. Ikaw. Tayo. Magkakaiba, Nagkakaisa sa Kapayapaan – NLRC is for PEACE” was posted in main building of the NLRC.• NLRC Joins the 13th National Human Rights Forum on Protection of the Rights of Call Center Workers 09/17/2012 The NLRC participates in the 13thNational Human Rights Forum on Protection of the Rights of Call Center Workers last 29 August 2012 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Pasig City. The forum was organized and sponsored by the Presidential Human Rights Committee (PHRC) of the Office of the President.• SC Affirms Labor Arbiter Dismissing Seafarers Claim for Disability Benefits Posted Wed, 08/29/2012 - 14:11 In an August 2012 decision, the Supreme Court affirms the decision of the Labor Arbiter in dismissing the claim of petitioner-OFW for disability benefits.“While the provisions of the POEA-SEC are liberally construed in favor the well-being of OFW, claims for compensation which hinge on surmises must still be denied, as in this case”, the Supreme Court said.
5. NATIONAL MARITIME POLYTECHNICThe National Maritime Polytechnic is a national maritime upgrading institution aimed at providing better employment opportunities in the domestic and international shipping for Filipino seafarers through more work-oriented training programs.The NMP has the following basic functions:• Offer specialization and upgrading courses for both licensed officers and ratings;• Conduct researches and studies on the latest maritime technologies and other related matters for the maritime industry; and• Perform such other functions as may be provided by law or assigned by the Secretary.
6. NATIONAL WAGES AND PRODUCTIVITY COMMISSIONCreation• In July 1989, the Philippine Congress enacted into law Republic Act No. 6727, also known as the "Wage Rationalization Act."• The Act established a new mechanism for minimum wage determination through the creation of the National Wages and Productivity Commission ( NWPC) and the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Boards (RTWPBs) in all regions of the country.• The NWPC is an attached agency of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). VisionTo be the primary policy development and resource center on wages, incomes and productivity. MissionTo ensure a decent standard of living for workers and their families, and contribute to the competitiveness of enterprises through improved productivity of workers.
MandatesNWPC is a key policy making body on wages, incomes and productivity, mandated under RA 6727 or the Wage Rationalization Act (1989) and RA 6971 or the Productivity Incentives Act of 1990 to:• Determine minimum wages at the regional,provincial and/or industry levels; and• Promote productivity improvement and gainsharing schemes, particularly among micro, small and medium enterprises.NWPC formulates policies and guidelines on wages, incomes and productivity and exercises technical and administrative supervision over the RTWPBs.With 17 RTWPBs (including ARMM) responsible for setting minimum wages and promoting productivity improvement programs.
Quality Policy• The NWPC is committed to:• Provide quality service that will contribute to the attainment of a highly productive, competitive and well compensated Filipino workforce;• Continuously improve its services for the satisfaction of its internal and external customers through continual process and systems improvement;• Comply with all applicable regulatory requirements; and• Develop its human resource.Services The NWPC and RTWPBs provide the following services on wages, incomes, and productivity:Research and Policy• Advise the President and Congress on matters relating to wages, incomes, and productivity• Determine and fix minimum wage rates at the regional, provincial, and industry levels• Undertake researches and studies on wages and productivity• Formulate policies and guidelines on wages, incomes, and productivity
Training and Consulting• Provide training courses on quality and productivity (Q&P) improvement for company owners, managers, supervisors, and workers of qualified small and medium enterprises (SMEs).• Extend firm level consulting and technical assistance on the actual implementation of Q&P improvement projects for beneficiary- SMEs.• Promote gain sharing schemes at the firm level.Information and Publication• Render information services in the areas of wages, incomes, and productivity to walk-in and phone -in clients, as well as through the NWPC website and library.• Disseminate publication and information materials on minimum wages and Q&P improvement ang gain sharing.• Conduct wage clinics or one-on-one consultation with clients on wage related concerns.
Other Services• Facility Evaluation Is a program transferred from Bureau of Working Condition to the National Wages and Productivity Commission, pursuant to Executive Order No. 366. Through this program, employeers and employees may decide and agree to consider meals, housing and facilities furnished by the employer to his/her employes as part of the wages/salaries of employees. This is done by deducting the determined/reasonable value of meals, housing and facilities from the current minimum wage due to the employees, subject to the agreement of the workers and employers. Enterprises who wish to avail of this scheme may inquire from the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Boards (RTWPBs) having jurisdiction in the area.• Time and Motion Study (Work Improvement and Measurement Study) Is a program transferred from Bureau of Working Condition to National Wages and Productivity Commission, pursuant to EO 366. This involves the conduct of time and motion studies (Work Improvement and Measurement Studies) to set production standards that are fairly equivalent to the daily minimum wage. RBs are bonded to conduct the study in accordance with the guidelines issued by the NWPC
MAJOR POLICY THRUSTS, FY 2012 – 2013A. Policy/guidelines/standards formulation on wages and productivity• Develop and implement a two-tier wage system within the current regional minimum wage fixing framework (R.A. 6727) to protect the income of vulnerable workers and promote productivity and competitiveness at the regional, industry and firm level. The two-tier wage system shall consist of a mandatory floor wage (1st tier) and a voluntary productivity or performance - based wage system for wages above the floor wage (2nd tier).• Formulate and implement policies on facility evaluation and time-and-motion studies/work improvement for wage determination and industry standards setting.• Evaluate wage exemption policies under RA 6727 and RA 9178 to determine effectiveness and relevance to new and emerging labor market conditions• Align research and data base development to support the two-tiered wage policy reformB. Technical assistance and advocacy services on wages and productivity• Develop and implement the Green Productivity Training Program for MSMEs;• Upgrade ISTIV productivity training modules through inclusion of “green” concepts and other technologies (e.g. ILO’s Succeeding in Business);• Expand implementation of Service Quality training program for Key Employment Generators (KEGs) to the supply chain of the Tourism Industry (e.g. transport/airport services and other service-oriented industries such as medical tourism);
• Provide training and technical assistance on productivity improvement to DOLE officers and staff relative to: o Technical Assistance/ Advisory Visit (TAV) program under its Labor Standards Enforcement Framework (LSEF), towards greater focus on productivity and competitiveness of micro and small enterprises. o Transforming DOLE frontliners (e,g, labor inspectors, conciliators- mediators and livelihood focal persons) to become Productivity Specialists towards sustainability of DOLE’s livelihood beneficiaries (DILP) and other assistance programs. o Green Our DOLE program which aims to instill heightened consciousness on productivity, competitiveness and environmental impact of DOLE programs, projects and activities.• Strengthen communication campaign on NWPC programs and services to heighten public awareness and involvement; and• Intensify networking and strategic alliances on wages and productivity at both local and international levels.
C. Management Services • Enhance program management through improved planning process and information services. • Conduct audit of IT resources and utilization to determine optimal use and effectiveness. • Develop HRD Plan for CO and regional staff and conduct capacity building on new and relevant concepts, techniques, tools and technologies on wages, productivity, communication and management. • Expedite completion of NWPC Rationalization Plan, in coordination with DBM, to ensure effective service delivery on wages and productivity. • Promote employees safety and welfare through implementation of Collective Negotiation Agreement (CAN), health maintenance program and sports/cultural activities.
CIRIACO A. LAGUNZAD III Executive Director IVHeadlines:• Its definitely more fun in the Philippines With NWPCs "error-free" service program for tourism sector September 18, 2012• RTWPB-XI Conducts 2nd Round of Orientation-Consultation on DO 118-12 September 12, 2012• More bus drivers, conductors enjoy better pay September 11, 2012• Productivity Specialists trained to help companies pass labor inspection September 5, 2012• Self improvement is Tesoros trademark for success September 4, 2012
7. Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA)The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), an attached agency of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), is the lead government agency tasked to protect and promote the welfare and well-being of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and their dependents.History:Letter of Instruction (LOI) No. 537 (Annex A) A "Welfare and Training Fund For Overseas Workers" was created on 01 May 1977 to provide social and welfare services to Filipino overseas workersPresidential Decree (PD) No. 1694 (Annex B) signed on 01 May 1980, formalizing the LOI No. 537; Welfare Fund for Overseas Workers
Presidential Decree (PD) No. 1809 (Annex C) signed on 16 January 1981 amending certain provisions of the PD No. 1694; government banks as depository banksExecutive Order (EO) No. 126 (Annex D) signed on 30 January 198 reorganizing the Ministry of Labor and Employment; Welfund was renamed into Overseas Workers Welfare AdministrationExecutive Order (EO) No. 195 (Annex E) signed on 13 August 1994 providing Medical Care (MEDICARE) Program for Filipino overseas workers and their dependents; a compulsory coverage for those Filipino overseas workers not covered by the Philippine Medical Care Program of SSS.Republic Act (RA) 8042 (Annex F) "Migrant Workers and Overseas Filipinos Act of 1995" was approved on June 7, 1995; strengthened OWWAs mandate and services
• Section 15 orders the repatriation of workers in cases of war, epidemics, disasters or calamities, natural or man-made, and other similar events without prejudice to reimbursement by the responsible principal or recruitment agency• Section 17 establishes the Re-placement and Monitoring Center or RPMC for returning Filipino migrant workers• Section 21 establishes a Migrant Workers Loan Guarantee Fund in order to further prevent unscrupulous illegal recruiters and loan sharks from taking advantage of workers seeking employment abroad• Section 32 states the additional membership to the OWWA Board of Trustees coming from women sector.
OWWA Omnibus Policies (Annex G) OWWA Board of Trustees passed a Resolution No. 038 on 19 September 2003 instituting the Omnibus Policies of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration; embodied the policies on fund management, programs and services administration and corporate governance; providedguidelines on OWWA membership and its coverage, collection of contribution, and availment of benefits.Republic Act (RA) 7111 (Annex H) RA 7111 an Act establishing the Overseas Workers Investment Fund to provide incentives to overseas workers, reduce the foreign debt burden, and for other purposes was approved on 22 August 1991.Executive Order (EO) No. 446 (Annex I) signed on 12 July 2005 tasking the Secretary of the Department of Labor and Employment to oversee and coordinate the implementation of various initiatives for OFWs.
OWWA: Two-fold Mandate• Delivery of welfare services and benefits; and• Ensuring capital build-up and fund viabilityObjectives:• Protect the interest and promote the welfare of OFWs in recognition of their valuable contribution to the overall development effort;• Facilitate the implementation of the provisions of the Labor Code concerning the responsibility of the government to promote the well-being of OFWs;• Provide social and welfare services to OFWs, including insurance, social work assistance, legal assistance, cultural services, and remittance services;• Ensure the efficiency of collection and the viability and sustainability of the fund through sound and judicious investment and fund management policies;• Undertake studies and researches for the enhancement of their social, economic and cultural well-being; and• Develop, support and finance specific projects for the welfare of OFWs.Fund SourceOWWA fund is a single trust fund pooled from the US$25.00 membership contributions of foreign employers, land-based and sea-based workers, investment and interest income, and income from other sources.
Vision and Mission• OWWA develops and implements responsive programs and services while ensuring fund viability towards the protection of the interest and promotion of the welfare of its member-OFWs.• OWWA is the lead membership welfare institution that serves the interest and welfare of member-Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs).• OWWA commits to a fund stewardship that is transparent, judicious, and responsive to the requirements of the member-OFWs.It goes with the theme: "UMULAN MAT UMARAW.... ANG OWWA AY MAASAHAN".CARMELITA S. DIMZONAdministratorNews:• 30 July 2012 06:02 PM OWWA releases Php140,000.00 worth of Livelihood Assistance to 14 beneficiaries• From - 31 July 2012 05:13 PM OWWA XI EDSP Scholar joins the Service Learning Program in Indonesia
8. Philippine Overseas Employment AdministrationLegal Mandate• PD 797 (1982) - promote and develop the overseas employment program, protect the rights of migrant workers• EO 247 (1987) - regulate private sector participation in recruitment and overseas placement maintain registry of skills; secure best terms of employment for OFWs• RA 8042 (1995) - tripartism, full disclosure, deregulation, selective deployment, dynamism in systems and information technology• RA 9422 (2007) - reinforced regulatory function, protect the rights of OFW as a worker and human being
Structure• The POEA has an organizational structure with the POEA Governing Board at the top. The Secretary of Labor and Employment heads the Governing Board, and the POEA Administrator as vice-chairman and representatives from the private, women, sea-based and land-based sectors as members.• The POEA Administrator oversees the daily operations of the agency and is supported by three deputy administrators.• The Deputy Administrator for Employment and Welfare oversees the Pre-Employment Services Office and the Welfare and Employment Office.• Under the Deputy Administrator for Adjudication and Employment Regulation are the Licensing and Regulation Office and the Adjudication Office• The Deputy Administrator for Management handles the general administrative and support services of the administration.
Clientele• An average of 3,000 clients and as much as 5,000 clients s are served by POEA main office daily. Our clients include Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) Licensed Recruitment and Manning Agencies Foreign Employers/Principals Applicants – Workers/ Would be Applicants, NGOs, media, and the general public.Regional Offices• The POEA has three (3) Regional Centers which are located in La Union for Luzon, Cebu for the Visayas region and Davao for the Mindanao area.• Regional Extension Units are in Baguio-Cordillera Administrative Region, Iloilo, Cagayan de Oro and Zamboanga while satellite offices are located in Pampanga, Calamba, Laguna, Legaspi, Bacolod and Tacloban.
Core FunctionsIndustry Regulation• Issues license to engage in overseas recruitment and manning to private recruitment agencies and ship manning companies• Hears and arbitrates complaints and cases filed against recruitment and manning agencies, foreign principals and employers, and overseas workers for reported violation of POEA rules and regulations, except for money claims• Implements a system of incentives and penalty for private sector participants• Sets minimum labor standards• Monitors overseas job advertisements on print, broadcast and television• Supervises the government’s program on anti-illegal recruitment• Imposes disciplinary actions on erring employers and workers and seafarers
Employment Facilitation• Accredits/ registers foreign principals and employers hiring Filipino workers• Approves manpower requests of foreign principals and employers• Evaluates and processes employment contracts• Assists departing workers at the ports of exit• Develops and monitors markets and conducts market research• Conducts marketing missions• Enters into memorandum of understanding on the hiring of Filipino workers with labor–receiving countries• Facilitates the deployment of workers hired through government-to-government arrangement• Provides a system of worker’s registry
Worker’s Protection• Intensifies public education and information campaign• Conducts pre-employment orientation and anti-illegal recruitment seminars nationwide• Conducts Pre-Deployment Orientation Seminars (PDOS) to workers hired through the government-to-government arrangement and name hires• Provides technical assistance in the drafting of bilateral and multilateral agreements• Provides legal assistance to victims of illegal recruitment• Prepares OFW global mapping and profiling• Implements gender-sensitive programs• Networks with non-government organizations, workers’ organizations, etc.• Provides repatriation assistanceGeneral Administration and Support Services• Human Resources Development, Property and Supplies Management, Financial Management• Information and Communication Technology, Plans and Policy Development, Quality Management System
Program ThrustsINDUSTRY REGULATION• Continuing Agency Education and Agency Performance Evaluation/Ranking and Classification System - Pre-application orientation seminar, Labor market for, Seminar on best recruitment practices• Implementation of comprehensive case management program - Conciliation, Adjudication, Monitoring of appeals, Enforcement of decisionsEMPLOYMENT FACILITATION• Facilitation of 1 million OFW deployments:o Dispatch of technical marketing missionso Intensify marketing intelligence worko Pursue bilateral/multi-lateral agreementso Encourage visit of foreign gov’ts and employerso Strengthen linkages with education and training sectoro Enhance coordination with host governmentso Enforce policy on skills competencies
WORKERS PROTECTION• Global OFW mapping and profiling Fast track information on OFWs worldwide, their work sites, skills, and gender. The target countries for 2008 are: KSA, JAPAN, TAIWAN, UAE, KUWAIT, QATAR, HONG KONG, LEBANON, SOUTH KOREA, BAHRAIN, SINGAPORE, JORDAN, ISRAEL, OMAN, UK, USA, MALAYSIA, BRUNEI, CYPRUS, CANADA, AUSTRALIA, RUSSIA, AFGHANISTAN, ALGERIA, ANGOLA, IRAN, IRAQ, NIGERIA, YEMEN• Intensification of AIR campaign PREVENTIVE Pre-employment orientation seminars, Illegal recruitment free-LGUs, Multi-media information and education program REMEDIAL Legal assistance to IR victims, Surveillance/Entrapment operations, Arrests, Prosecution, Closure of establishmentsImplementation of incentive program for victims and witnesses of illegal recruitment• Payment of docket fees and other court or legal fees• Employment without placement feesProvision of on-site remedies to OFWs to file complaints against employer or agency• OFWs may file complaints for violations of POEA rules against principal, employer, and/or Philippine recruitment agency at the Philippine Overseas Labor Office s (POLOs)Hans Leo J. CacdacAdministrator
POEA News/Advisory• Authentication of documents of OFWs bound for Palau, Micronesia, and Marshall Islands With the closure of the Philippine Embassy in Koror, Palau on 31 July 2012, the jurisdiction over the Republic of Palau, the Federated States of Micronesia, and the Republic of Marshall Islands has been transferred to DFAs Office of Asian and Pacific Affairs (OAPA). OAPA will authenticate documents issued in/originating from Palau and Micronesia. The Philippine Honorary Consul based in Majuro will still authenticate documents issued/originating from the Marshall Islands. OFWs bound for Palau and Micronesia shall submit documents for authentication to the Authentication Division of the Office of Consular Affairs of the DFA.• POEA advises recruitment agencies to make sure documents of OFWs are in order All officers and employees of recruitment and placement agencies should ensure that their hired workers are given the opportunity to read, understand and sign their respective employment contracts. They shouild also give the workers their travel and employment papers one week before their deployment to give them ample time to rectify, amend, or adjust any discrepancies in their documents
9. Professional Regulation CommissionHistory:• June 17, 1950, Republic Act No. 546 created the Office of the Boards of Examiners under the Civil Service Commission (CSC).• June 22, 1973, Presidential Decree (P.D.) No. 223, Professional Regulation Committee (PRC), a national government agency• January 4, 1974, PRC became operational under the Office of the Pres. With Arch. Nubla as first Commissioner• December 9, 1974, Implementing Rules and Regulations was promulgated, professional regulation of the 33 professions under PTC was standardized, computerization of database with assistance of the Nat’l Computer Center• In 1975, the PRC started issuance of computer-printed registration cards with one-year validity. It also started accrediting professional organizations. On October 11, 1975 Presidential Decree No. 839 was issued placing the PRC under the general direction and coordination of the CSC
• In August 1976, the PRC entered into an agreement with the Civil Service Commission to register all board examination passers as civil service eligibles pursuant to R.A. 1080, as amended.• In 1977, the PRC started issuing registration cards valid for 3 years pursuant to Letter of Instruction No. 567• The year 1981 saw the completion and inauguration of the PRC Annex Building. In 1982, the PRC conducted mass oath- taking ceremonies of new professionals. The Specialty Board of Interior Design under the Board of Architecture was created.• In 1983, the Specialty Board of Landscape Architecture under the Board of Architecture was created• In 1984, acquisition of microcomputers to start off computerization of Application, Registration and Examination System.
• The PRC created the database of applicants for examinations in 1987. In 1988, the Board of Accountancy started the monitoring of performance of schools on licensure examinations. In 1990, partially-computerized licensure examinations started with the August physician licensure examinations using computerized answer sheets• PRC developed the Test Questions Databank System in 1991; Executive Order No. 496 was signed instituting procedures and criteria for the selection and recommendation of nominees to vacant positions in the Professional Regulatory Boards. The first Commission Planning Conference was held.• In 1992, Atty. Hermogenes P. Pobre assumed office as Commissioner. Executive Order No. 200 was issued institutionalizing partial computerization for all licensure examinations• The year 1993 witnessed the implementation of fully-computerized examinations in fifteen professions through the Test Question Databank and correction of test papers by Optical Mark Reader; Executive Order No. 56 placed the PRC, with thirty-seven (37) Professional Regulatory Boards and two (2) Specialty Boards and 271 staff, under the Office of the President
• In 1994, Republic Act No. 7836 ("Philippine Teachers Professionalization Act") was enacted, transferring the regulation of the teaching profession from the CSC to the PRC• In 1995, the Office for Professional Teachers was established. CPE (Continuing Professional Education) Councils for each of the professions were constituted. Examination results were released in an average of 14.4 days from 70 days in 1994. PRC monitored the performance of schools in licensure examinations• In 1996, decentralization of agency operations began with the full operations of regional offices in the cities of Baguio and Cebu. PRC Offices were also established in Legazpi, Cagayan de Oro and Davao• The year 1997 saw the conduct of the Regional Management Conference with the approval of Regional Action Plans and theOperational Framework for Administration of Regional Offices• In 1999, the agency was formally awarded the ISO 9002 Certification; test questions databanking system was conducted• Year 2000 saw the approval of the PRC Modernization Act. Test results were released and published simultaneously in Manila and the regional offices,
• In 2002, the Good Governance Code of Ethics was adopted by the Commission in June; PRC fully implemented the Electronic Procurement System.• signing of Executive Order No. 220 ("Directing the Adoption of the Code of Good Governance for the Professions in the Philippines") on June 23, 2003• In 2004, the PRC worked for the passage of new professional regulatory laws: Electronics and Communications Engineering, Geodetic Engineering, Customs Brokers, Guidance Counseling, Dentistry, Veterinary medicine, Medicine, Architecture, Physical Therapy, Medical Technology, and Accountancy. Professional Identification Cards were released in 5 days, 10 days for professional teachers• Implementing the Government Electronic Procurement System in 2005, the agency improved its procurement process and reduced its expenses on supplies and materials by 21 percent equivalent to savings of P5.6 million• In 2006, President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo directed all government agencies to move towards ISO certification through Quality Management System in Administrative Order No. 161 dated October 6, 2006• In 2007, the PRC Citizens Charter was promulgated pursuant to the Anti-Red Tape Act of 2007• For 2009, the Commission welcomed the Real Estate Service as the newest profession under the PRC with the approval of Republic Act No. 9646
• The year 2010 saw the approval of The Roadmap to Quality Professional Regulation as the short and medium-term strategic plan of the Commission. A Committee on Research was created to screen and approve all requests of PRC data for use in individual researches, ensure the confidentiality of the data and to monitor and supervise the research undertaking. The PRC and CHED issued a circular requiring State and Local Universities and Colleges to secure an authority from CHED to operate board programs and for PRC not to admit applicants for licensure examinations effective January 2011 from educational institutions which failed to comply.MandateThe PRC has one of the most daunting mandates in national development, as it regulates and supervises the practice of the professionals who constitute the highly skilled manpower of the country. As the agency-in-charge of the professional sector, the PRC plays a strategic role in developing the corps of professionals for industry, commerce, governance, and the economy.
Our Mandate“Nurture Filipino Professionals towards technical proficiency and civic responsibility in the service of the Filipino nation”Republic Act 8981 mandates the following:• Institutionalization of centerpiece programs –• Full computerization careful selection of Professional Regulatory Board members, and monitoring of school performance to upgrade quality of education.• Updating of organizational structure for operational efficiency and effectiveness;• Strengthening of PRCs enforcement powers, including regulatory powers over foreign professionals practicing in the country;• Authority to use income for full computerization; and• Upgrading of compensation and allowances of Chairperson to that of a Department Secretary and those of the Commissioners to that of Undersecretary.
VisionThe Professional Regulation Commission is the instrument of theFilipino people in securing for the nation a reliable, trustworthyand progressive system of determining the competence ofprofessionals by credible and valid licensure examinations andstandards of professional practice that are globally recognized Mission To deliberately, scientifically and consistently determine the competence of professionals through the provision of professional standards and judicious issuance of professional license. P – rofessionalism and Integrity R – esponsibility, Unity and Accountability C – ompetence and Excellence
The Commission is headed by a Commission Proper composed of a Chairperson and two CommissionersThe Commission has a unique structure.• It supervises 43 professional regulatory boards (PRBs), and at the same time, extends technical, legal, and administrative support to the latter. The members of the PRBs, all presidential appointees, in turn regulate the professions under their jurisdiction.• It has 4 stakeholders: the 80 million Filipinos, the 42 accredited professional organizations and 2.3 million Filipino professional, the 42 Professional Regulatory Boards with 159 member, and the 484 PRC employees.• It has 3 major operating offices: Licensure Office, Regulations Office, Office of Financial and Administrative Services, and two ad hoc offices: Maritime Affairs Office and Office for Professional Teachers.• It has 10 field offices: in Tuguegaro, Baguio, Lucena, Legaspi, Tacloban, Iloilo, Cebu, Davao, Cagayan de Oro, and Zamboanga.Each office is headed by a Director responsible for the supervision of the different divisions, units or section under their respective jurisdiction, which are described and enumerated hereunder
Licensure Office• Application Division. In-charge of the assessment and evaluation of qualification of applicants in licensure examinations; assists the various professional regulatory boards in the pre-qualification of applicants prior to admission to sit in the licensure examinations.• Examination Division. In-charge of the administration and supervision of the conduct of licensure examinations• Rating Division. In-charge of processing examination results; responsible for the correction and rating of examination answer sheets and the eventual release of examination results• Educational Statistics Task Force. In-charge of the collection and processing of statistical data relative to the performance of schools in licensure examination and the interpretation of the results thereofRegulations Office• Registration Division. In charge of the registration of successful examinees in licensure examinations; responsible for the maintenance of the registry of registered professionals;• Legal Division. In-charge of investigating complaints and/or cases against registered professionals or applicants in licensure examinations, hear and adjudicate the same;• Standards and Inspection Division. In-charge of implementing professional standards of the various professional regulatory boards and monitoring compliance thereof
Office of Financial, Administrative and Support Services• Budget Division. In-charge of the preparation and allocation of the agency’s budget.• Accounting Division. In-charge of accounting and analyzing financial transactions of the agency; responsible for the monitoring of the agency’s income and expenditures.• EDP Division. In-charge of the development and maintenance of various electronic and computerized application systems, databases, software and hardware of the Commission.• Administrative Division. In-charge of maintenance, allocation and supervision of all the resources of the Commission which is composed of the following sections:• Personnel Section - in-charge of hiring, promotion and evaluation of the personnel/work force of the Commission• Property Section - in charge of the maintenance and monitoring of the agency’s properties, supplies and materials inventory• General Services Section - in-charge of housekeeping and maintenance of Commission’s buildings, machinery and equipment• Records Section - is the central repository of all the records of the Commission• Office for Professional Teachers - in-charge of processing, evaluation and prequalification of applicants for examination and registration of professional teachers; maintains registry of professional teachers
Maritime Office• Marine Deck Officers Division. In-charge of processing, evaluation and pre-qualification of applicants for examination and registration of marine deck officers; maintains registry of marine deck officers.• Marine Engineer Officers Division. In-charge of processing, evaluation and pre-qualification of applicants for examination and registration of marine engineer officers; maintains registrey of marine engineer officers.• Seafarer’s Training, Certification and Watchkeeping Section. In-charge of processing and evaluation of qualifications of marine officers for the issuance of certificates of competency and endorsement and revalidation thereof.• Secretary to the Regulatory Boards. In-charge of assisting the various professional regulatory boards in the discharge of their duties, functions and responsibilities.
Functions Quasi-Judical Investigates cases against erring examinees and professionals. Its decisions have the force and effect of the decisions of a court of law, with the same level of authority as a Regional Trial Court. After the lapse of the period within which to file an appeal, Commission decisions become final and executory. Quasi-Legislative Formulates rules and policies on professional regulation. When published in the official gazette, these rules have the force and effect of law. ExecutivesAdminister, implements, and enforces the regulatory policies of the national government, including the maintenance of professional and occupational standards and ethics and the enforcement of the rules and regulations relative thereto.
HON. TERESITA R. MANZALA Chairperson P. Paredes St. cor. Morayta St. Sampaloc, ManilaNews/Events:• September 2012 Marine Engineer Officers Licensure Examination results released in four (4) working days• The PRC announces that 14 out of 18 passed the CHIEF MARINE ENGINEER OFFICERS LICENSURE EXAMINATION, 128 out of 201 passed the SECOND MARINE ENGINEER OFFICERS LICENSURE EXAMINATION and 239 out of 373 passed the OFFICER- IN-CHARGE OF AN ENGINEERING WATCH LICENSURE EXAMINATION given by the Board for Marine Engineer Officers in Manila this September 2012
10. Technical Education andSkills Development Authority(TESDA)History:• August 25, 1994, the "Technical Education and Skills Development Act of 1994“ was signed; aims to encourage the full participation of and mobilize the industry, labor, local government units and technical-vocational institutions in the skills development of the countrys human resources.• The merging of the National Manpower and Youth Council(NMYC) of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). The Bureau of Technical and Vocational Education (BTVE) of theDepartment of Education, Culture and Sports (DECS), and The Apprenticeship Program of the Bureau of Local Employment(BLE) of the DOLE gave birth to TESDA.• Key recommendations of the 1991 Report of the Congressional Commission on Education, which undertook a national review of the state of Philippine education and manpower development. It was meant to reduce overlapping in skills development activities initiated by various public and private sector agencies, and to provide national directions for the countrys technical-vocational education and training (TVET) system.
TESDA is mandated to:• Integrate, coordinate and monitor skills development programs;• Restructure efforts to promote and develop middle-level manpower;• Approve skills standards and tests;• Develop an accreditation system for institutions involved in middle-level manpower development;• Fund programs and projects for technical education and skills development; and• Assist trainers training programs.
At the same time, TESDA is expected to:• Devolve training functions to local governments;• Reform the apprenticeship program;• Involve industry/employers in skills training;• Formulate a skills development plan;• Develop and administer training incentives;• Organize skills competitions; and• Manage skills development funds.
Overall, TESDA formulates manpower and skills plans, sets appropriate skills standards and tests, coordinates and monitors manpower policies and programs, and provides policy directions and guidelines for resource allocation for the TVET institutions in both the private and public sectors.Today, TESDA has evolved into an organization that is responsive, effective and efficient in delivering myriad services to its clients. To accomplish its multi-pronged mission, the TESDA Board has been formulating strategies and programs geared towards yielding the highest impact on manpower development in various areas, industry sectors and institutions.
VisionTESDA is the leading partner in the development of the Filipino workforce with world-class competence and positive work values. Mission TESDA provides direction, policies, programs and standards towards quality technical education and skills development.
NEWS RELEASE• TESDA, Coke craft training model for women entrepreneurs 09 September 2012• TESDA helps displaced Bulacan folks find footing in new home 02 September 2012• Skills development congress to debut Wednesday 26 August 2012• Drivers, kin get scholarships from Tesda, Petron 25 August 2012• In Habagats aftermath: lessons in recovery25 August 2012 SEC.JOEL VILLANUEVA Director General East Service Road, South highway, Taguig City
DAILY MINIMUM WAGE RATES National Capital Region (NCR) a/ Per Wage Order No. NCR-17 b/ Effective: 3 June 2012 Upon Effectivity: Basic Wage After New Sector/Industry COLA Integration COLA Minimum Wage RatesNon-Agriculture P 426.00 P 20.00 P 446.00Agriculture (Plantation P 389.00 P 20.00 P 409.00and Non Plantation)Private Hospitals with bed P 389.00 P20.00 P 409.00capacity of 100 or lessRetail/Service P 389.00 P20.00 P 409.00Establishments employing15 workers or lessManufacturing P 389.00 P 20.00 P 409.00Establishments regularlyemploying less than 10worker
Effective 01 November 2012 : Basic Wage COLA Effective New Minimum Wage After COLA Effective 3 1 November 2012 Rates Sector/Industry COLA June 2012 IntegrationNon-Agriculture P 426.00 P 20.00 P 10.00 P 456.00Agriculture (Plantation P 389.00 P 20.00 P10.00 P 419.00and Non Plantation)Private Hospitals with P 389.00 P20.00 P10.00 P 419.00bed capacity of 100 orlessRetail/Service P 389.00 P20.00 P10.00 P 419.00Establishmentsemploying 15 workersor lessManufacturing P 389.00 P 20.00 P 10.00 P 419.00Establishmentsregularly employingless than 10 workers
• Covers the Cities of Caloocan, Las Pinas, Makati, Malabon, Mandaluyong, Manila, Marikina, Muntinlupa, Paranaque, Pasay, Pasig, Quezon, San Juan, Taguig, and Valenzuela and Municipalities of Navotas and Pateros.• Grants the following to all minimum wage workers in the private sector in the region:• a. Integration of P22.00 COLA under W.O. No. RB-NCR-16 into the basic wage.• b. P30.00 COLA per day to be given into two (2) tranches:• > P20.00/day upon effectivity of this Wage Order• > P10.00/day effective November 1, 2012• W.O. issued 17 May 2012, published at Philippine Daily Inquirer on 19 May 2012.Posted 21 May 2012