WWP Executives paid a Courtesy Visit to the Regional and Provincial DOLE Directors

In the past weeks, the Workers’ Watch Project executives had visited its different centers in Mindanao to consolidate its area coordinators regarding the progress of their regional actions for the implementation of the program. As local community quarantine has been eased, they have also had courtesy meetings with the Regional and Provincial Directors of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). Last September 1, the Project Manager of WWP- Ms. May Ann Artil, the executive Director of the Nonoy Librado Development Foundation- Ms. Emma Ricaforte, and with the Area Coordinator of Northern Mindanao Center had a chance to talk with Region 10 DOLE Director Atty. Joffrey Suyao on the possible coordination of the said project. Director Suyao had a positive response to the project. He also gave suggestions on how the project will be implemented in the said region.


The WWP staff members with the Region 10 DOLE Director Atty. Suyao. Photo taken last September 1, 2020
 

Also last September 18 and 22, the WWP executives paid a visit to its centers in SOCCKSARGEN and Davao de Oro. They also met the Provincial Director of DOLE Davo de Oro Neil Allan Baban and Region 12 DOLE Director Raymundo Agravante. The meeting with the DOLE directors ended with positive coordination on the implementation of the project. The launching of all planned activities in the different area centers was postponed due to the COVID19 pandemic scare. It is expected that the full launch of the program will be conducted in 2021. 



Davao de Oro Dole Director Baban had a discussion with the WWP staff members on the implementation of the project last September 18, 2020 at the Davao de Oro DOLE Office.
 

Last September 22, the Region 12 DOLE Director Agravante with Assistant Director Arlene responded to the invitation of the WWP staff for a dialogue to discuss the Workers’ Watch Project in the region.

Nature, Vision, Mission, Goals, and Program

The Nonoy Librado Development Foundation, Inc. is a non-stock, non-profit civil society organization focusing on labor. It was established in 1993 by individuals and peoples formations who are inspired by the noble work and contributions of the Late Erasto “Nonoy” Librado for the workers of Mindanao. Nonoy Librado served as president of the Bank of Philippine Islands Employees Union for a decade before becoming a full-time labor organizer. Before his death on August 1992, he served as a councilor in the first district of Davao City. He was known as one of the pillars of genuine, nationalist unionism and recognized as a hero upon his death.

NLDF’s mission is to carry out the legacy of Nonoy Librado by providing technical and educational services, and facilitate development for the workers.