COURTESY VISIT, DIALOGUE OF PMA OFFICERS WITH DOLE SECRETARY
The Manila Times
Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) Secretary Bienvenido Laguesma (top photo, rightmost) receives on Nov. 22, 2022 a group of officers and members of the Philippine Metalworkers’ Alliance (PMA), headed by its National President Ruel Punzalan (bottom photo, leftmost). They discuss several labor issues among which are DoLE’s support on pending bills, pertaining to government procurement of locally manufactured vehicles, the Labor department’s plan on workers that will be displaced with the advent of electric vehicles and other matters concerning labor relations. The DoLE chief is accompanied by (top photo, from left) Bureau of Labor Relations Director Maria Consuelo Bacay and Undersecretary Benedicto Ernesto Bitonio Jr.