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In Region 2; 680K monetary claims paid for 6 security guards

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan --- “Sa loob po ng dalawang taon kong serbisyo ay tiniis ko po ang hindi tamang pasahod ng aking employer. Natakot po kasi kaming magsumbong sa kadahilanang baka kami ay matanggal sa trabahong bumubuhay sa aming mga pamilya.”

These were the words of Mr. Mario Baturi after he received a total amount of P132,000.00 from the P681, 660.00 total monetary claims of various employees settled by Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction Co. and Itawes Security Proactive Agency (ISPAY).

Mr. Baturi and his five (5) other companions employed under Itawes Security Proactive Agency and stationed at one of Hanjin Corporations’ construction project sites claimed that both companies have committed labor violations such as underpayment of wages, holiday pay, overtime pay, and service incentive leave.

Through a series of mediation and conciliation conferences, the Department of Labor and Employment – Regional Office No. 2 (DOLE R02) issued a writ of execution ordering both companies to pay solidarily the monetary claims of their employees. Hanjin paid a total amount of P330, 044.50 while ISPAY paid the remaining P351, 616.25.

“Malaki po ang pasasalamat ko sa DOLE dahil tinulungan nila kaming makuha ang mga kulang sa aming natatanggap na sahod. Malaking tulong po ito sa akin at sa pamilya ko lalo na at ikakasal po ang isa sa aking mga anak,” Mr. Baturi said after receiving his monetary claim.

Mr. Baturi also said that workers like him should not be afraid to seek assistance from DOLE. “Marami po ang katulad ko na natatakot isumbong ang kanilang mga employer, ngunit kinakailangan po nating maging matapang sapagkat karapatan po natin bilang isang manggagawa na magkaroon nang boses sa lipunan,” he added.

Meanwhile, DOLE 2 Regional Director Atty. Sarah Buena S. Mirasol underscored that the department will continue to be the voice of workers in claiming their rights. “Kami po ang magsisilbing boses nang mga manggagawa sa ating lipunan. Patuloy po naming gagawin ang aming makakaya upang maprotektahan ang sector ng paggawa,” Dir. Mirasol said. (END/JVP/RBE)

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2019-04-15
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RD SARAH BUENA S. MIRASOL


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