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FWP assembly gathers 321 participants from 237 companies

 

Cagayan de Oro City - The Department of Labor and Employment-X gathered 321 representatives from 237 active plant level Family Welfare Program (FWP) practitioners in Northern Mindanao for a general assembly on 22 March 2019 at the Dynasty Court Hotel.

 

Anchored by the Northern Mindanao Federation of Family Welfare Committees (NMFFWC), the event was participated by 237 management representatives and 104 labor force from agriculture, services, manufacturing, education, hotels and restaurants, cooperatives, health, business process outsourcing, retail-wholesale, and construction industries.

 

Focusing on health dimension, the activity with the theme "Bridging Health and Wellness in the Workplace" highlighted topics on: Understanding Workplace Depression through Mental Health by Dr. Ma. Elen Santua (DOH-X); RA 10028 or Expanded Breastfeeding Promotion Act by Teresita G. Madelo (DOH-X); HIV/AIDS Discrimination in the Workplace by Fritzie C. Estoque (MOCAN); and RA 198-18 OSH IRR by Engr. Paolo Miguel P. Cano (DOLE-X).

 

Meanwhile, the Bukidnon Federation of Family Welfare Committees led by its chairperson Urchielyn C. Basalio bagged the 2018 Most Innovative FWP Dimension Implementation award for its "Forever We Pledge (FWP): Isang Kasalan. Isang Hangganan." A mass wedding ceremony for unwed couples working from their FWP member companies that benefited 6 couples on 8 September 2018.

 

The recognition acknowledges the contributions and roles of federated provincial FWCs in implementing FWP 10 dimension activities, emphasizing good practices worthy of replication by other provincial proponents.

 

NMFFWC gave tribute to DOLE Assistant Secretary Maria Gloria A. Tango for her FWP legacy to the region.

 

In her message, DOLE-X Assistant Regional Director Estrella U. Pahalla said, "Asec Tango served as the core of FWP in 1993 when she was the chief of the labor relations in DOLE-X and did a remarkable pivotal role in raising FWP awareness through her innovative advocacies, resulting to the formation of 13 original FWP practitioners."

 

Today, the federation has more than 200 active members and to celebrate its 26th anniversary on June in Bukidnon.

 

End/Glenford C. Labial/DOLE-X

 

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DOLE-X Assistant Regional Director gives her message emphasizing the importance of Family Welfare Program in the workplace during the Family Welfare Program General Assembly on 22 March 2018 at the Dynasty Court Hotel, Cagayan de Oro City. (Photo source: GCL/DOLE-X)

 

Some of the 321 participants from 237 companies attentive to topic “HIV/AIDS in the workplace” with speaker Ms. Fritzie C. Estoque of MOCAN-10 during the Family Welfare Program General Assembly on 22 March 2018 at the Dynasty Court Hotel, Cagayan de Oro City. (Photo source: GCL/DOLE-X)

DOLE-X staff, led by Regional Director Atty. Joffrey M. Suyao (4th from left) gives tribute to DOLE Assistant Secretary Maria Gloria Tango (5th from left) for her FWP legacy to the region during the Family Welfare Program General Assembly on 22 March 2018 at the Dynasty Court Hotel, Cagayan de Oro City. (Photo source: GCL/DOLE-X).

 

MOCAN-10 speaker Fritzie C. Estoque on her topic HIV/AIDS in the workplace during the Family Welfare Program General Assembly on 22 March 2018 at the Dynasty Court Hotel, Cagayan de Oro City. (Photo source: GCL/DOLE-X)

 

 

 

 

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2019-03-26
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