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DOLE Palawan organizes 1st Family Welfare Committee in MIMAROPA

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, PALAWAN – The Department of Labor and Employment MIMAROPA through its Palawan Field Office formally presented its first Family Welfare Committee in the whole region last December 11, 2019.

Atty. Maria Karina P. Trayvilla, Director of Bureau of Workers with Special Concerns, officiated the oath-taking ceremony of the newly organized FWC officers, as follows:

Likewise, Director Trayvilla witnessed the presentation and signing of the FWC-Palawan Constitution and By-Laws and Memorandum of Understanding of the member-establishments.

In her statement, Director Trayvilla reiterated mandatory creation of FWC for establishments employing 200 and above employees.

Establishments with less than 200 employees are encouraged to form their own FWC program to boost each worker’s family environment that would, in turn, facilitate sound industrial peace and productivity.

FWC was created under Family Welfare Program that seeks to introduce the concept of promoting the welfare of workers and their families as a key to workplace productivity and improved worker-management relations.

Moreover, based on Section 2 of Department Order No. 56-03, from its original thrust of promoting family planning, the program will shift its focus to providing family welfare services to workers.

The ten dimensions of the program which will serve as guide to both labor and management in the implementation of programs and projects consist of the following: a) Reproductive Health and Responsible Parenthood; b) Education/ Gender Equality; c) Spirituality or Value Formation; d) Income Generation/Livelihood/Cooperative; e) Medical Health Care; f)Nutrition; g) Environment Protection, Hygiene and Sanitation; h) Sports and Leisure; i) Housing; and j)Transportation.  

DOLE shall provide orientation-seminars on the FWP focusing on reproductive health, gender equality and nutrition.


Appropriate information education and communication (IEC) materials promoting family welfare concerns shall likewise be developed and provided.

To institutionalize the program, capability building activities shall be provided for labor and management leaders, members of Family Welfare Committees, plant clinic staff (nurses, midwives, doctors), and peer educators.

Other participating establishments were Sumitomo Mitsui Construction Co., Ltd., Unichamp Minerals Philippines Inc., JNA Manpower Agency, SKA Manpower Agency, McDonalds Palawan, NCCC Mall, Connected Women of Puerto Princesa, iPrudential Stevedoring and Port Services Inc., and Palawan Pawnshop.

FWC Palawan was first organized last October 9, 2019 at Brgy. Rio Tuba, Bataraza, Palawan.


END/Renell G. Mayo


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