yields over P13M monetary benefits in 2019
NORMA RAE S. COSTIMIANO
January 14, 2020
TACLOBAN CITY – A
total of P13,093,034.71 monetary claims was successfully facilitated
by the Department of Labor and Employment Regional Office VIII in CY
2019 through its Single Entry Approach (SEnA) Program.
Per regional consolidated
report submitted to the National Conciliation Mediation Board (NCMB),
said monetary benefits were claimed by 1,179 workers coming from
different parts of Eastern Visayas with complaints mostly on wages,
13th month pay, overtime pay, holiday pay and separation pay.
Just like in the previous
year, the West Leyte Field Office facilitated the highest monetary
claims of P5,233,839 benefiting 422 workers followed by the North
Leyte Field Office with P4,112,014.11 claimed by 446 workers.
The Southern Leyte Field
Office ranked third this year, yielding a total of P1,175,271.71
benefited by 125 workers followed closely by the Samar Field Office
which was able to facilitate P1,038,684.68 claims for 54 workers.
Meanwhile, the Biliran
Field Office, Eastern Samar Field Office and the Northern Samar
Field Office had facilitated a combined monetary benefits of
P1,533,224.37 for the benefit of 132 workers.
All 957 Requests for
Assistance (RFAs) received by DOLE RO VIII for the entire 2019 were
In terms of settlement of
RFAs, the regional office likewise successfully exceeded the target
of at least 77%. Over-all, DOLE RO VIII garnered a settlement rate
of 88%, with the Southern Leyte Field Office contributing the
highest settlement rate at 98.57%.
Director Yahya A. Centi
thanked and lauded the hardwork of all Single Entry Approach Desk
Officers (SEADOs) in assisting workers in the settlement of their
claims and in helping the regional office attain its targets. He
encouraged them to be more inspired in what they do for the good of
those who need the assistance of the office through SENA program.
“I commend all our staff
especially the SEADOs for doing a great job in 2019. I hope this
will inspire you all the more to do better this 2020 and surpass the
best you delivered in 2019”, said Director Centi during the Year-End
Performance Assessment held last December 18, 2019.
In the recent Employees
Excellence Awards Night conducted by DOLE RO VIII last December 19
at C Pavilion, San Jose, Tacloban City, Mr. Alejo Labrador Jr. of
the North Leyte Field Office was awarded as Best SEADO, handling the
most number of SENA RFAs in 2019 and for facilitating more than P1.8
million monetary claims of 149 workers.
SENA is an administrative
approach to provide a speedy, impartial, inexpensive and accessible
settlement procedure for all issues/complaints arising from
employer-employee relations to prevent them from ripening into full