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200 locator-representatives gather at Productivity Caravan in Clark Freeport Zone
CLARK FREEPORT ZONE – Some 200 locator-representatives gathered at a Productivity Caravan held the other day at the Quest Hotel (formerly Holiday Inn), Mimosa Leisure Estate, Clark Freeport Zone.
The caravan dubbed “Usapang 2Ps: Pasahod at Productivity,” was organized by the National Wages Productivity Commission (NWPC) and Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) through its Clark Satellite Office.
DOLE Regional Director Atty. Ana Dione reported to Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III that the attending participants represented 95 locators operating within the Freeport Zone.
Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board 3 (RTWPB3) Board Secretary Romeo Opis added that the caravan in the Clark Freeport Zone, to date, has the highest number of participating attendees.
NWPC-Deputy Executive Director Jeanette Damo, Chief Labor and Employment Officers Sylvia Piano and Praxedes Peña, RTWPB3 Board Secretary Romeo Opis, and other NWPC/RTWPB3 personnel joined Dione in facilitating the caravan.
Dione, who thanked the participating locators, urged them to consider providing incentives to their workers as additional compensation while they in turn become productive and efficient workers.
“We are happy to note the successful turnout of today’s launching of the Productivity Caravan here in the Clark Freeport Zone, the first done for Central Luzon.  We are hopeful that more firms get to know more and have a better understanding of various productivity programs initiated by the NWPC and the DOLE towards empowering workers by incentivizing them as they boost productivity at the workplace,” Dione, explained, adding:
“Through incentivizing and boosting productivity, workers can enjoy better take home pays for their families aside from their usual daily earnings while employers on the other hand improve and gain growth with their business operations.”
To kick-off the caravan, Markenburg International Food Corporation (MIFC) Business Research and Development Manager Helena De Guzman shared the Bulacan-based marshmallow manufacturing company’s success story on its productivity-based initiatives and practices.
De Guzman shared MFIC’s various productivity incentivizing schemes which earned them as the first Productivity Olympics awardee in the region under the micro, small, and medium enterprise category.
NWPC Chief for Training and Technical Assistance Division Sylvia Piano provided a lecture on the Productivity Tool Box for Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced levels.
Piano highlighted productivity trainings such as ISTIV (Industrious, Systematic, Time-conscious, and Value for work) Awareness and Bayanihan, Green ME (My Enterprise), Service Quality, and 5S of Good Housekeeping, among others.
Aside from this, Piano also highlighted best productivity practices of various industries operating in the region which have adopted and benefited from various productivity training programs.
NWPC Chief for Wage Policy and Research Division Praxedes Peña, for her part, provided and lectured a comprehensive topic on Incentivizing Performance Schemes.
In her lecture, Peña said that the Incentivizing Performance Schemes aim for firms to gain Increased Profits, Improved Productivity, and Better Workers Performance.
“Adopting Incentivizing Performance Schemes in your organization will be very good for your business operations because it can boost profit and productivity, raise job satisfaction, improve team work, higher income, and gain employee retention,” Peña explained.
Participating locators were engaged in an open forum of exchanges of insights and ideas on productivity incentive schemes facilitated by the Caravan Team.
Aside from this, participants were also task to fill out Training Requests Forms in order to determine what applicable Productivity Programs their respective companies could avail from the NWPC/RTWPB3.
More Productivity Caravans will be scheduled and conducted in other parts of the region in the near future.


END/Jerry Borja
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