RTWPB-I promoted its programs and services during DOLE Region 1’s ADALEN session on January 13, 2023.
Atty. Romina Boado-Cabrillos, Board Secretary of RTWPB-I, served as one of the resource speakers. She said that “the NWPC-RTWPBs’ mandate is to set the minimum wage that protects vulnerable workers from undue low pay and to promote productivity improvement and incentive schemes among MSMEs”. She also mentioned that the effectivity of the 2nd tranche of minimum wage increase in the region was on December 1, 2023, granting a P30 increase in the minimum wage of non-agriculture and non-plantation agriculture workers and P47 for plantation agriculture workers.
ADALEN, an Iloko word that means “to learn” or “be familiar with”, is a series of on-line learning sessions organized by DOLE Region I every Friday. It stands for Advocating for Digitally Accessible Labor Education in the New Normal (ADALEN).
According to DOLE Region I, ADALEN aims to provide a more accessible avenue for workers and employers to equip themselves with vital knowledge on general labor standards (GLS), occupational safety and health (OSH) standards, work ethics and values, workplace productivity, etc.
DOLE Region 1 launched ADALEN on October 28, 2022 to coincide with the Global Media and Information Literacy Week.