Air of Certainty for Industrial Peace Pervades CAR
National Conciliation and Mediation Board
March 28, 2017
RCMB CAR Regional Director Gil G. Caragayan accompanied by Maggie Balagtey and Marcial T. Pasing, Supervising Labor and Employment Officer and Administrative Aide III respectively, successfully led the oath-taking ceremonies of the chairpersons and co-chairpersons of the social committees of the Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG).
IHG is a Business Processing Outsourcing Company with more than 600 employees. It is located at Camp John Hay, Loakan Rd., Baguio City.
Apropos thereof, Dir. Caragayan with no notes at hand delivered flawlessly his inspirational message on one of the most scintillating stories on COOPERATION, to note:
Once upon a time, the colors of the world quarreled. All claimed to be the best. The most important. The most useful. The favorite.
Green said: “I am the most important. I am the sign of life and hope. I was chosen for the grass, the trees and the leaves. Without me, all the animals will die. Look at the countryside and you will see clearly that I am in the majority.
Blue interrupted: “You only think about the earth. But consider the sky and the sea. It is the water that is the basis of life, drawn up by the clouds from the deep sea. The sky gives space, peace and eternity. Without me, you would be nothing.”
Yellow chuckled: “You’re all too serious. I bring laughter, gaiety and warmth into the world. The sun is yellow, the moon is yellow, and the stars are yellow. Everytime you look at a sunflower the world starts to smile. Without me, you would have no fun.”
Orange next started to blow her trumpet. “I am the color of health and energy. I maybe scarce but precious because I serve the needs of human life. I carry with me the most important vitamins. Think of carrots, pumpkins, oranges and papayas. I don’t hang around all the time but when I fill the sky at sunrise or sunset, my beauty is so striking that no one gives another thought to any of you.”
Red could stand it no longer. He shouted out: “I am the ruler of any of you. I am blood, life’s blood. I am the color of danger and of bravery. I am willing to fight for a cause because I carry fire into the blood. Without me, the earth would be as empty as the moon. I am the color of passion and love. The red rose, poinsettia and poppy”.
Violet rose to his full height. He was very tall and spoke with pomp. “I am the color of royalty and power. That’s why Kings, Chiefs and Bishops have always chosen me because I represent authority and wisdom. People do not question me. They just listen and obey.”
Finally, INDIGO much more silent than the others but with just as much determination spoke. “Think of me. I am the color of silence. You hardly notice me but without me you all would look superficial. I represent deep thought and reflection, twilight and deep waters. You need me for balance and contrast, for prayer and inner peace.”
The colors continued boasting, each convinced of his or her own superiority. Their quarreling became louder and louder. Suddenly, there was a flash of bright lightning and thunder rolled and boomed. Rain pour down relentlessly. The colors crouched down in fear, move close to one another for comfort. Amidst the clamor, rain began to speak, “You foolish colors, always fighting among yourselves. Each trying to dominate the rest. Don’t you know that you were each made for a special purpose? Now join hands with one another and come close to me.” Doing as they were told, the colors united and joined hands.
Rain continued, “From now on, when it rains, each of you should stretch directly to the sky in a great bow of color as a reminder that you all can live in peace.” The rainbow is the sign of hope for tomorrow.
Work together, appreciate one another. Let your labor-management cooperation mechanism or structure be the rainbow in your organization.
Thank you and God bless us all.
One of the officers was astounded upon hearing of Dir. Caragayan’s inspirational message that she blurted out, “Director, we will join the search for the best LMC. In fact, we will attend the pre-launching of the same in Manila. We are confident that one day we will come out a winner.” With such a positive attitude and brimming with confidence, there is no tint of doubt that industrial peace is now hovering CAR.
Gil G. Caragayan
Regional Branch Director