News Release
National Conciliation and Mediation Board
Regional Branch No. III
24 July 2017

Through the joint efforts extended by Conciliator-Mediator Onofre H. Bautista, Supervising LEO Rosanna C. Cruz, and LEO III Rhoda A. Blanco, the Regional Conciliation and Mediation Branch III was able to settle amicably three Requests for Assistance (RFA) in just one sitting, Director Edgar G. Aquino announced today.

Angelica Buñi and Ma. Susana Gallego, sales clerk and therapist respectively, filed their SENA request on June 27, 2017 on grounds of underpayment of wages and non-payment of 13th month pay.

During the first conciliation conference on July 03, 2017, Mr. Jesse Lee, General Manager of Circle J General Stores agreed to pay financial assistance of P32,000.00 to Buñi and P18,000.00 to Gallego in lieu of their separation pay.

Mr. Darwin G. Tulo, a trailer driver of Rencel Trucking, Inc, filed an RFA on July 10, 2017 over non-payment of wages and stand-by pay or tukod.

On July 17, 2017, Tulo, received the total amount of P5,285.00 as payment for unpaid salaries, stand-by pay or tukod and issuance of his certificate of employment.

While, Mr. Jessie Canal, a family driver, availed the assistance of the Branch on July 12, 2017 alleging illegal dismissal.

On July 19, 2017, Canal received financial assistance of P5,000.00 from his employer Mrs. Celia Torres Timbol.

The early settlements of the three Requests for Assistance (RFAs) filed by requesting parties from Subic, Zambales, Floridablanca, Pampanga and Angeles City proved that combined training and skills plus sharing of experiences enhanced everyone’s knowledge.

/END, Ma. Girlie D. Layug