4 Region-9 companies qualify for DOLE Secretary’s Award

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 21 Sept) – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) announced that four companies from this region have qualified for the DOLE Secretary’s Award, which is being given during the agency’s anniversary in December.

The DOLE Secretary’s Award is the highest recognition given to labor compliant companies. The award is being given every December 8, which is the founding anniversary of DOLE.

DOLE Regional Director Sisinio Cano made this announcement as the agency on Friday awarded certificates of compliance to more than 200 companies based in Region 9.

The four companies are Western Mindanao Power Corporation, Permex Producers and Exporter Corporation, Petron Corporation, and the Zamboanga del Sur Electric Cooperative-1 (Zamsureco-1).

All four firms except Zamsureco-1 are based in this city.

Cano said the four companies are compliant to General Labor Standards (GLS), Occupational Safety and Health (OSH), Tripartite Compliance Certificate for Labor Standards (TCCLS), and Child Labor Free establishments.

Cano said the four firms are International Organization Standardization (ISO)-certified.

He said they will nominate them to be recipient of the DOLE Secretary’s Award.

He said that all companies nominated will be validated “if they are really compliant” to labor standards by the DOLE central office to determine the recipient of the award.