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The DOLE-Bureau of Labor Relations organized the signing of the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), and Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) during the Labor Day Celebration last 30 April 2023 held at the SMX Convention Center, Pasay City.



In attendance at the MOA signing are DOLE Secretary Bienvenido E. Laguesma (2nd from the left), DTI Secretary Alfredo E. Pascual (2nd from the right), and PEZA Director General Tereso O. Panga (right). No less than President Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos bear witness to the signing of the MOA.

Secretary Laguesma led the signing of the MOA that aims to strengthen the inter-agency connection between DOLE, DTI, and PEZA on labor and employment concerns in ecozones, especially in the areas of labor education, employment facilitation, dispute prevention, and settlement, and compliance with labor laws, social legislations, and occupational safety and health standards.

The MOA provides for the establishment of a Tripartite Advisory Council (TAC) and Ecozone Tripartite Working Committees (ETWC) consistent with Republic Act No. 10395 and Section 38 of Republic Act No. 7916.




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