RTWPB-III held its 2nd series of e-Kapihan Session: Fit for Purpose Employee Compensation in the New Normal on October 28, 2020 via Zoom Webinar, hosted by Mr. Kenneth D. Liza, Supervising Labor and Employment Officer.
Panelists during the online forum were Mr. Fernando R. Manalang, a seasoned HR manager in one of the hotels in Clark, Pampanga and member of the Board of Directors of Pampanga Tripartite Industrial Peace Council, Ms. Florita De Jesus-Lazaro, manager of Sto. Niño de Parada Multi-Purpose Cooperative, a 2019 Regional Productivity Olympics winner. Manalang and Lazaro both shared their respective organization’s best practices in compensation and benefits and productivity program amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Meanwhile, Mr. Othello Tongio Jr., conciliator-mediator from the Regional Conciliation and Mediation Board III, presented best practices on RCMB’s labor-management cooperation program and how it can be utilized as venue for workers and employers to discuss compensation and benefits and productivity at the firm level.
RTWPB-III Board Secretary Jerome Yanson said that the virtual activity was conducted as part of RTWPB’s advocacy on productivity-based incentive scheme particularly the two-tiered wage system. He also said the activity is designed for other MSMEs to benchmark said practices.
In her closing remarks, Regional Director Ma. Zenaida Angara-Campita of DOLE Region III thanked the viewers for participating in the session and for supporting the programs and undertakings of the Department. She said, “Kaisa niyo kami sa lahat ng inyong gagawin sa pagpapaunlad ng inyong mga negosyo at sa kapakanan ng ating mga manggagawa. We are one.”