San Fernando, Pampanga – The Request for Assistance filed by Ms. Linda Carlos on October 10, 2018 against Global Aero Interior, Inc. was settled harmoniously on its second sitting, Director Edgar G. Aquino announced today.


Ms. Linda Carlos, a data encoder, alleged illegal dismissal, non-payment of 13th month pay, service incentive leave (SIL) and payment of full back wages.


After two conciliation-mediation conferences or on October 19, 2018, the requesting party received the amount of Php81,804.16 as full payment of her last salary, pro-rated 13th month pay, unused SIL and separation pay.

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City of San Fernando, Pampanga – A 68 years old utility worker’s claim was settled through the Singe Entry Approach (SEnA) program of the Board, Director Edgar G. Aquino announced today.


Ms. Leonora Arcenia, worked as a utility worker at Bay Spring Resort for 23 years. She filed a Request for Assistance (RFA) on October 1, 2018, demanding for the payment of retirement pay, 13th month pay, and service incentive leave (SIL). She also claimed underpayment of salary, non-payment of SSS, PhilHealth, and Pag-IBIG premiums.


In the conciliation-mediation conference held on 23 October 2018, she accepted the financial assistance offered of the management amounting to P97,500.00.


She was not given retirement pay since her employer is exempted from the retirement law being categorized as retail and service establishment employing less than 10 workers.

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City of San Fernando, Pampanga – A domestic helper (DH) who worked in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia received a total of P120,000.00 as full settlement of her claims, Director Edgar G. Aquino announced today.


Ms. Regine Mae Carandang sought the help of the Branch on September 24 in behalf of her sick mother, Mrs. Gina A. Carandang, who is still confined at a hospital as of today. The latter who worked as a DH for almost two years is from Tibagan, Bustos, Bulacan.


She filed a Request for Assistance (RFA) under the Single Entry Approach (SEnA) program of the Board against TechSearch International Corporation for alleged unpaid salary, non-payment of the unexpired portion of the contract, and payment of medical and financial assistance.


In today’s conference, management representative offered P120,000.00 as full payment of all her claims, including financial assistance to aid for her mother’s hospital expenses.

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Urghhh! The usual three-hour ride from San Fernando, Pampanga to Gen. Tinio, Nueva Ecija added another hour because we used a “GPS Navigation Software” which pointed us to a short-cut.


It appeared that this “short-cut” is not passable to a 4-wheel vehicle. The road of what seemed to be a trail in a forest, are rough, muddy, and narrow.


We checked our phones and we have no signals too. We became anxious as the forest might be enchanted. Good thing we came across a farmer and he pointed us to the right direction. Another half-hour travel and finally we arrived at our destination. Yehey!


Me and my other colleagues felt relieved stepping out of the vehicle. Finally, we can stretch our aching muscles and joints. We filled our lungs with fresh air as we relish the view of the emerald-colored river filled with bamboo rafts and children taking a dip.

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The Regional Conciliation and Mediation Branch III personnel joined their fellow civil servants in the national and local government to the 118th Philippine Civil Service Anniversary (PCSA) celebration by attending the Unified Flag Raising Ceremony on September 3, 2018 at the covered court of the National Economic and Development Authority, Region III, City of San Fernando, Pampanga.


As the premiere human resource institution of Central Luzon, the Civil Service Commission, Regional Office 3 (CSC RO3) spearheaded the 118th PCSA celebration with the theme, “Lingkod Bayan: Maka-Diyos, Makatao, Makabayan.”


Being the host agency, CSC RO3, announced that this year’s activities are meant to remind all public servants of their significant role in exemplifying love for God and country, building a citizen-centric government, and promoting “malasakit” in public service for the Filipino people.


Inspirational messages from CSC RO3 Director Nelson G. Sarmiento and DOST Region III Director Julius Caesar V. Sicat, President of the Central Luzon Association of Regional Officers (CLARO) were delivered to emphasize the importance of integrity and dedication by setting the right example of good leadership and selfless quality service to the public.

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When summer is over and rainy days came, I become a seasonal fan of Mr. Nathaniel Cruz or better known as “Mang Tani”, the famous meteorologist of one of the biggest television networks in the country. His renowned “I am Ready!” line stuck in my mind throughout these tumultuous days.


The provinces of Bataan, Zambales, and Bulacan have been the unlucky destinations of typhoons nowadays. These provinces made headlines because of the aftermath caused by typhoon or southwest moonsoon or “habagat”.


For me, and maybe to all Bataneños, high tides accompanied by torrential rains mean stress, headaches, and hole in our pockets. That also means I have to be ready for heavy lifting of refrigerator, TV, sala set, etc., and sandbagging. To add, no electricity and limited means of transportation.


The “I am ready” mantra flew out of the window when the murky water came in to my house. No amount of preparation prepared me to the devastation brought by the weather. I dealt with a weeklong cleaning of the entire house with wrinkled feet and hands. Repairing the damages in the house is another story. The fear and worries never stop until the rain stops, or until the low tides. These became my scenario for the past months.

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City of San Fernando, Pampanga – Three Requests for Assistance (RFAs) handled by the Branch this month of September were now settled, Director Edgar G. Aquino said.


The requesting parties, Messrs. Genesis Pepito and Ricardo Dungca, Ms. Mary Grace Hermoguez, filed RFA against Sky Tube Manufacturing Corp., Walk About Hotel, and Radiant Force Human Resources/Best Choice Packaging, Inc., respectively.


Mr. Pepito claimed underpayment of overtime pay, service incentive leave, holiday pay, and illegal dismissal, while Mr. Dungca asked for separation pay. Ms. Hermoguez, on her part, claimed underpayment of wage, overtime pay, night-shift differential, holiday pay, non-payment of cash bond, 13th month pay, and illegal dismissal.

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The labor dispute filed by Bataan Refiners’ Union of the Philippines (BRUP) was settled amicably on September 7, 2018, Director Edgar G. Aquino announced today.


The parties’ settlement was facilitated through the combined efforts of Conciliator-Mediators Onofre H. Bautista and Othello B. Tongio, Jr. with the assistance and collaboration of union and management representatives of Petron Bataan Refinery.


The Notice of Strike (NOS) was filed by BRUP on April 26, 2018 on account of Unfair Labor Practice, specifically, on provision for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Disciplinary Action Hearing Committee (DAHC) process, claim for overtime meal and transportation allowance during holidays, allotment of locker, issues on turn-around and maintenance work, and wage distortion.


The Branch conducted a series of conciliation-mediation conferences to thresh out the parties’ issues and find appropriate solutions to resolve their differences.  They agreed to prioritize the issues which led to the settlement of this NOS.

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San Fernando, Pampanga – Factory workers from Guiguinto, Bulacan benefitted through the SEnA Program as their Request for Assistance was settled in just one sitting, Director Edgar G. Aquino of the Regional Conciliation and Mediation Branch III announced today.


Messrs. Richard Colipano and Mar Colipano, worked for three years and six years, respectively, filed their Request for Assistance on September 5, 2018 due to alleged non-payment of separation pay, and non-remittance of their SSS, Philhealth, and Pag-IBIG premiums.


After expressing each party’s sentiments, Conciliator-Mediator Onofre H. Bautista assisted them to resolve the issues raised by providing possible solutions resulting to the parties’ harmonious settlement on September 11, 2018 or six days after its filing.

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