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by Jeneva Quijano, September - December 2010

“Because people matter.” 

States the Human Resources Department tagline.
The Colegio, in its thrust to establish smooth relationships between the management and its people, recently constituted the new Labor Management Council (LMC). 
The LMC is a body composed of representatives from the labor and the management formed to discuss and decide issues concerning both parties. 
The LMC along with Fr. Tamerlane R. Lana, O.P., rector and president and Fr. Napoleon M. Encarnacion, O.P., executive vice president, met for an orientation last October 18 at the Rector’s Hall, led by the Human Resources Department (HRD) with by Asst. Prof. Jeffrey Consignado.
During the activity, the Father Rector welcomed the newly elected members of the LMC effective school year 2010-2012. He explained the rationale of LMC and its purpose to the body. 
Consignado then imparted the LMC’s operating guidelines. An open forum was conducted for the body’s suggestions, opinions and queries.
Based on the existing operating guidelines, the purposes of the LMC are: to serve as a communication platform between the employees and Colegio’s administration; to promote labor and management cooperation and teamwork; to serve as a venue to discuss and resolve issues or concerns and prevent labor-management conflicts; to increase labor-management commitment and practice to carry out their common goals; to help contribute to the progress and stability of the Colegio; and to enable labor and management to address issues and concerns through dialogues and other problem-solving approaches.
Newly elected LMC members include administrators Asst. Prof. Reynaldo Javier and Asst. Prof. Manuel Zamora, Jr., as management representatives for the Academic and Religious divisions. 
Labor representatives are Davy Chioa from the Media Center, Sherman Louis Gabito of the Office for Student and Cultural Affairs and Brian Eugene Lim of the Religious Affairs Office.
For the Rector’s and Administrative divisions, administrators Asst. Prof. Ronald Dugang, Ms. Ofelia Legaspi, and Mario Fernandez represent the management while Mary Ann Britaña of the Auxiliary Services, Abigail Macapagal of the Audit Services, and Jeneva Quijano of the Rector’s Office are the labor representatives.
Moreover, administrators Fr. Boyd Sulpico, O.P., Bro. Romulo Angeles, O.P. and Asst. Prof. Ariel de las Alas are the management representatives for the Financial Affairs Division together with labor representatives Bobby Aguba, Carl Chiong, and Jane Beronque.
The casting of votes was spearheaded by the HRD.  
The academic heads and the faculty club presidents are automatic members of the LMC alongside with the Colegio’s rector, executive vice president, and HR director as ex-officio members.
“I hope that the LMC will provide its genuine purpose as a “voice” to the employees and the management. As explained to us during the orientation. I believe that LMC is essential to an institution’s growth,” said Gabito.