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Mis. Occ contractors commit minimum wage strict implementation to 1k laborers

 

Tangub City---The Department of Labor and Employment-X (DOLE-X), through its Misamis Occidental Provincial Field Office (Mis. Occ PFO) facilitated in the Independence Day Employers and Workers Forum attended by 20 contractors and 1,000 laborers on 12 June 2018 at Sinanduloy Cultural Center, this city.

 

The forum was organized by the Mis. Occ. 2nd district Congressman Atty. Henry S. Oaminal and City Mayor Philip Tan aimed to uplift the living conditions and improve the quality of life for their constituents.

 

Mayor Tan desired to create decent jobs in alleviating poverty through sustainable livelihood projects and at the same time providing a healthy and safe environment to all his constituents. He expressed, “Kamo isip mga padre de pamilya, kamo ang nagdala ug pagkaon sa inyong mga lamesa sa inyong balay, we are hoping nga matagaan mo sa saktong sweldo, safe and productive nga panarbaho”, (As the head of the family, you are the ones who bring food to your tables at home, we are hoping to give you better salaries, safe and productive jobs.)

 

DOLE-X Mis. Occ. PFO Chief Leonardo G. Rodrigo explained that under the existing Wage Order RX No. 19, which took effect on July 16, 2018, workers assigned in the 2nd district of the province, particularly in Ozamiz City are entitled to receive PhP 331.00 daily minimum wage; while those working in Tangub and Oroquieta Cities are entitled to receive a minimum rate of PhP 323.00 per day and the remaining municipalities such as Sinacaban, Tudela, Clarin, Bonifacio and Don Victoriano are entitled to receive a minimum daily rate of Php 316.00.

 

Pursuant to Wage Order RX-19, the new wage rates shall apply to all minimum wage earners in the private sector regardless of their position, designation or status of employment and irrespective of the method by which they are paid.

 

Moreover, Chief Rodrigo said that the increases in the daily wage of workers following WO ROX-19 ought to be complied as earlier committed by the contractors in the said district. This will definitely give the laborers enough elbow room and leverage to cushion the impact of basic commodity price increases.

 

Recognizing the dynamics of economics, employment and incomes, Cong. Oaminal emphasized the domestic economies of the laborers/low paid workers vis-a-viz the buying capacity of their earnings. He highlighted the need of workers’ satisfaction of their basic needs in order to attain increased productivity and ultimately increased company’s output or profit, which trickles down to increased incomes and distribution of incentives.

 

Arnold Nisnisan, 32 year-old, laborer from Mindanao Rock Construction, with work assignment in Baybay Maningcol, Ozamiz City blissfully declared that his receiving the minimum wage rate after four years of service is simply great. He said, “Dako ko ug pasalamat sa gi-implement nga minimum wage sa DOLE. Ang akong sweldo nga PhP 200, mahimo na ug PhP 331. Dako kayo nga kausaban ug mas makapalit nako sa mga palitonon nga kinahanglan sa akong pamilya. Among siguradoon nga mas dedicated nami and naa mi commitment sa among work,” (My biggest thanks to DOLE for implementing the minimum wage order. From my PhpP 200.00 salary, it will increase to PhP 331.00. There is a big difference and I can buy more of the things my family needs. We will make sure to show more dedication and commitment to our work).

 

As vital partners of DOLE, the private sector and the Local Government Unit greatly contribute to the long-term positive impact of poverty alleviation and improve the living conditions of the public clients through the government’s different programs. Such partnership is borne out of their corporate social responsibility as they take part in helping the formal, informal sectors, PWDs and senior citizens, IDPs and all other sectors needing assistance.

 

End/Lorraine M. Roa/DOLE-X Mis. Occ.

 

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DOLE-X Mis. Occ. Provincial Chief Leonardo G. Rodrigo (leftmost, standing) discusses the Wage Order RX-19 during the Independence Day Employers and Workers Forum together with the 2nd Congressional District Henry S. Oaminal (sitting in the presidential table, center) and City Mayor Philip T. Tan (sitting, leftmost) on 12 June 2018 at Sinanduloy Cultural Center, Tangub City, Mis. Occ. (Photo Source: DOLE-X Mis. Occ PFO)

 

20 Contractors and Representatives and 1000 Construction Laborers attend the Independence Day Employers and Workers Forum conducted by the 2nd Congressional District Henry S. Oaminal in partnership with DOLE-X Mis. Occ. PFO headed by Leonardo G. Rodrigo on 12 June 2018 at Sinanduloy Cultural Center, Tangub City, Mis. Occ. (Photo Source: DOLE-X Mis. Occ PFO)

 

20 Contractors and Representatives and 1,000 construction laborers attend the Independence Day Employers and Workers Forum conducted by the 2nd Congressional District Henry S. Oaminal (4th from right) in partnership with DOLE-X Mis. Occ. PFO headed by Leonardo G. Rodrigo (rightmost) on 12 June 2018 at Sinanduloy Cultural Center, Tangub City, Mis. Occ. (Photo Source: DOLE-X Mis. Occ PFO)

 

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2018-06-27
JOFFREY M. SUYAO




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