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The Bureau of Labor Relations (BLR), Bureau of Working Conditions (BWC), and Occupational Safety and Health Center (OSHC) with the support of the International Labor Organization (ILO) conducted the 1st Labor Laws Compliance System National Summit with the theme “A Call for Assessment and Collective Action Towards an Enhanced Labor Laws Compliance System (LLCS)”. It was held on October 27-29, 2015 at the Occupational Safety and Health Center (OSHC) in Diliman, Quezon City.

The summit aimed to raise the awareness and capacitate stakeholders on the LLCS, particularly on new policies in relation to its implementation. Specifically, it intended to instill the duties and role of stakeholders in the implementation of the system. Further, the activity provided an avenue for stakeholders to address issues or concerns with regard to the implementation of the LLCS.

Approximately one hundred eighty (180) representatives attended the summit comprised of officers and members of employer and labor organizations. They discussed issues or concerns and shared experiences and recommendations regarding D.O. No. 131-13, LLCS Checklist, maritime and fishing, and recruitment agencies.

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) recognizes tripartism and social dialogue as a primary instrument in providing workers and employers the opportunity to participate in policy formulation, decision-making processes, and build consensus on matters pertaining to labor and employment such as voluntary compliance with the labor laws.