DOLE promotes shared labor market governance at the NTC

CALOOCAN CITY, (PIA) –The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) upholds its commitment to promoting genuine sectoral participation in labor and employment policy-making as it gathers stakeholders for the National Tripartite Conference (NTC) on November 16-17 in Pasay City.

The conference highlights tripartism, as a fundamental and cherished value in the industrial relations system, DOLE Secretary and NTC Chairperson Bienvenido E. Laguesma said during the event.

Labor Secteratry Bienvenido Laguesma

The DOLE chief said the event supports President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr.’s vision of a ‘Bagong Pilipinas’ that is founded on the principle of “democratic, inclusive, participatory, responsible, and consensus-driven governance.”

Through the NTC, the labor department seeks to develop a conference resolution manifesting stakeholders’ endorsement and support for the Philippine Labor and Employment Plan (LEP) 2023-2028. 

Joining the labor secretary during the opening ceremony are Frederico R. Marquez, Jr. and Sergio R. Ortiz-Luis, Jr., Governor and President of the Employers Confederation of the Philippines, Atty. Sonny Matula, National President of the Federation of Free Workers, and Hideki Kagohashi, Enterprise Development Specialist of the International Labour Organization. 

Mr. Marquez, Jr. also served as vice-chairperson of the employers’ group while Atty. Matula served as vice-chairperson of the workers’ group during the conference.

The NTC was participated in by the National Tripartite Industrial Peace Council (NTIPC) and Technical Executive Committee (TEC) members, chairs and vice chairs of Regional Tripartite Industrial Peace Councils, Industry Tripartite Councils, industry associations representing key employment generators, national government agencies, informal sector representatives, sectoral groups, development partners, non-government organizations, civil society organizations, and the academe. (DOLE/PIA-NCR)

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