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FWC-Sargen elects new set of officers

General Santos City (30 October) -- The Family Welfare Committee (FWC)-SARGEN Chapter elected its new set of officers for 2009-2011 during the FWC general assembly last October 14, 2009 at the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) SARGEN Field Office in General Santos City.

According to DOLE Field Office Head Patricio Blaza, the elected officers are as follows: President Florence Fuentes (SCIPSI); Vice President Edgardo Mangalay (RD Corporation); Secretary Noralyn Escalante (SCIPSI); Treasurer Celso Arjona (Igloo Storage Complex Corp.); Auditor Agnes Aparente (RD Corporation); and PRO Monarch Manabat (Celebes Canning Corp.).

The following were also elected as committee chairs and members: Celso Arjona (Igloo Cold Storage) as Finance Committee chair with Kristo Ben Seredrica (RD Fishing Industry) and Hazel Laurente (Rell & Renn Fishing Corp.) as members; Florence Fuentes (SCIPSI) as Ways and Means Committee chair with Noralyn Escalante (SCIPSI) and Cherry Castro (Rell & Renn Fishing Corp.) as members; and Rogel Bitoon (Gensan Shipyard) as Education Committee chair with Marichu Artatis (Alsons Agri Business Unit) and Jenife Mercado (Platinum Promotion) as members.

The new set of officers will be inducted on November 6, 2009 at the DOLE SARGEN Field Office.

DOLE 12 Regional Director Ma. Gloria Tango will administer the oath-taking ceremony.

The committee also discussed the results of the survey on the Ten Dimensions of the Family Welfare Program (FWP) of DOLE, implemented by FWC Companies. The Survey showed that there were common dimensions carried out by different firms in several activities such as spirituality, values formation, reproductive health and responsible parenthood, education, medical, health care, nutrition, environmental protection and sports and leisure activities.

The FWP aims to promote and protect the welfare of workers and their families through the integration of family welfare concerns in any workplace. Its implementation is compulsory for establishments with a workforce of at least 200, as stated in Article 134 of the Labor Code. (DOLE12/Hannah/PIA 12) [top]

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