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The Union Registration and Workers’ Empowerment Division (URWED) of the Bureau of Labor Relations (BLR) has registered its first federation since 2020 marking a milestone for the year 2023. The last registered federation was three years ago.

Ms. Raquel Romilla, Labor and Employment Officer III, under the supervision of Chief Marivic Villa, processed the application for registration of the Consolidated Alliance of Independent Labor Union (CAILU) in accordance with Department Order No. 40-03, Implementing Rules of Book V of the Labor Code of the Philippines, as Amended. After a thorough assessment of CAILU’s application, Director Maria Consuelo S. Bacay, recommended the approval of the said application, which Secretary Bienvenido E. Laguesma readily approved. The process took less than the 7-day process cycle time to register a federation.

CAILU, a federation with ten (10) locals or affiliates and more than four-hundred (400) reported memberships from Regions I, II and III obtained its legal personality and received the Certificate of Registration on 17 February 2023. The registration of CAILU was historic in nature as its locals/affiliates brave the economic and social disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 until the early 2022.

CAILU is now among the hundred-plus federations registered nationwide.