DOLE regional coordinating committee
The Department of Labor and Employment-Regional Coordinating Committee (DOLE-RCC) is a synchronized organization composed of the DOLE regional office and attached agencies with programs and services that commit to the objectives of DOLE.
The DOLE-RCC convened for its first quarter meeting last Wednesday at the DOLE- Cordillera office conference room to harmonize the implementation of programs and services.
The DOLE-RCC in the Cordillera is chaired by DOLE Regional Director Nathaniel Lacambra with committee members from the attached agencies.
The DOLE-RCC is the primary regional committee that coordinates and sets the direction and assumes the responsibilities of promoting gainful employment opportunities and optimizing the development and utilization of the region’s manpower resources; advancing workers’ welfare by providing for just and humane working conditions and terms of employment; and maintaining industrial peace.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, the RCC coordinates and provides cash assistance, medical assistance, food and other needs of displaced and distressed workers through its CAMP regular, AKAP, Tabang, CAMP Education, CAMP Tourism programs; transportation, food and accommodation of OFWs; funeral and cremation services and transportation of cadavers affected by Covid-19, and also social protection programs in convergence with other government agencies and stakeholders.
The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration focuses on the welfare of the OFWs and their families. It is present in all three stages of migration: pre-departure, on-site, and upon arrival.
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration connects to the world and in partnership with stakeholders, facilitates the generation and preservation of decent jobs for Filipino migrant workers, promotes their protection, and advocates their smooth reintegration into Philippine society.
The Professional Regulation Commission is the instrument of the Filipinos in securing for the nation a reliable, trustworthy, and progressive system of determining the competence of professionals by credible and valid licensure examinations and standards of professional practice that are globally recognized.
The National Conciliation and Mediation Board is mandated to sustain harmonious labor and management relations through continuous education, mainstreaming of alternative dispute resolution mechanisms, and implementation of innovative approaches towards worker’s empowerment.
The National Labor Regulation Commission is a quasi-judicial agency attached DOLE mandated to adjudicate labor and management disputes involving both local and overseas workers through compulsory arbitration and alternative modes of dispute resolution and also spearheads in promoting and maintaining industrial peace based on social justice through economically-viable dispute settlement machinery.
The National Wages and Productivity Commissionis a key policy-making body on wages, incomes, and productivity mandated under the Wage Rationalization Act (1989) and the Productivity Incentives Act of 1990 to determine minimum wages at the regional, provincial and/or industry levels; and it promotes productivity improvement and gain-sharing schemes, particularly among micro, small, and medium enterprises.
The Employees’ Compensation Commission is a quasi-judicial corporate entity created to implement the Employees’ Compensation Program, which provides a package of benefits for public and private sector employees and their dependents in the event of work-connected contingencies, such as sickness, injury, disability, or death.
The National Reintegration Center for OFWs is mandated to enable OFWs and their families to work and live with entrepreneurial mindset, primarily through the creation of awareness on the value of saving, and empowering them to plan for investment, business, or local employment upon their return, while responding to the reintegration needs of displaced OFWs and OFWs in distressful situations.
The Occupational Safety and Health Center is mandated to develop effective, responsive, and sustainable occupational safety and health programs, policies, and services; promote excellent management of resources and foster mutually beneficial linkages that will create a healthy and safe work environment for workers in all industries. It also monitors work environment and conducts medical examinations of workers; and serves as a duly recognized agency for testing and setting standard specifications of personal protective equipment and other safety devices.
For more information about the DOLE and its attached agencies, you can visit www.dole.gov.ph.