The Ministry of Labor and Employment (MOLE) of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao vowed to further protect the rights and welfare of the workers in the Bangsamoro region during the first leg of the region-wide Labor Consultative Summit held on 19 October 2022 in Cotabato City.
The event, with the theme “Sustaining Productivity, Bridging Economic Recovery”, convened the different micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs), employers, and Bangsamoro labor groups from the region.
Labor Minister Datu Muslimin G. Sema believed that the activity will help improve their effectiveness in promoting business continuity, workers’ health and safety, and preserving jobs across the region.
On the same day, the Bangsamoro Productivity Olympics was held to recognize the best-designed and successfully implemented productivity improvement programs of MSMEs in the region.
National Wages and Productivity Commission OIC-Director Jerome P. Yanson emphasized the importance of productivity, saying that “the rich culture, the good people, and the vast and rich natural resources of the BARMM have an impact on productivity and economic recovery.”
“Regardless of your religion, political affiliations, your belief, or your color, there is only one thing about productivity—more equitable sharing of gains lead to a productive workforce,” OIC-Director Yanson said. (Johaira Sahidala/BIO/www.bangsamoro.gov.ph)