Bacolod: Negrense labor leader reappointed to DOLE TIPC


Bacolod City – Negrense labor leader Roland de la Cruz, the national president of the National Congress of Unions in the Sugar Industry of the Philippines (NACUSIP), was re-appointed as labor sector representative to the National Tripartite Industrial Peace Council of the Department of Labor and Employment recently, as announced by the Presidential Communications Office.

The National Tripartite Industrial Peace Council (TIPC) serves as the main consultative and advisory mechanism lodged with the Department of Labor and Employment – Bureau of Labor Relations. It functions primarily as a forum for tripartite advisement and consultation among organized labor, employer and government in the formulation and implementation of labor and employment policies. The National TIPC is responsible for processing major issuances affecting labor, employment and other related concerns, as well as a clearinghouse for the recommendation and ratification or denunciation of International Labour Organization (ILO) Conventions.

De la Cruz was first appointed to the NTIPC during the administration of former President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino, was re-appointed by former President Rodrigo Duterte, and again re-appointed for a term of 3 years by incumbent President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr.

Among the important functions of the members of the NTIPC are to advise the Secretary of Labor and Employment in the formulation or implementation of policies and legislation affecting labor and employment; To review existing labor, economic and social policies and to evaluate local and international developments affecting them and to and to formulate for submission to the President or Congress, tripartite views, recommendations and proposals on labor, economic and social concerns including the presentation of tripartite positions on relevant bills pending in Congress.

“I am honored and grateful to once again be able to serve the interest and welfare of the Filipino workers in the NTIPC. My performance in the tripartite body will speak for itself and I thank Labor Secretary Bienvenido Laguesma and His Excellency President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. for their trust and confidence,” de la Cruz said. (DOLE Press Release)

(News & photo courtesy of The Visayan Daily Star)

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