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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

DOLE names safest companies in Bicol

By Julius Embile

LEGAZPI CITY, June 22 (PIA) – Encouraging the maintenance of occupational health and safety, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Bicol regional office has once again named the safest companies in the region on their bi-annual Gawad Kalusugan at Kaligtasan (GKK) Award.

Once every two years, DOLE Bicol's Occupational Safety and Health Center (OSHC) grants the GKK Awards, the highest form of award in the region when it comes to workplace safety and health. After a meticulous selection process, the winner of the said award would bag the reputation as Bicol’s “safest” company.

“Getting the GKK award is not just an honor but also a prestige for both the company and its employees”, said DOLE Undersecretary Nicon F. Fameronag on his keynote address during the GKK Awarding event, at Legazpi City last June 8.

The GKK Award is divided into two major categories; the industry and individual category.

Winning the award for the industry category are the Philippine Geothermal Production Company Incorporated (PGPCI) and Petron Corporation – Legazpi Depot.

Both of the winning companies are involved in energy trade, an industry known to have great potential hazards to employees. However, through safety measure integrated by the companies for their employees as observed by the award’s selection body, PGPCI and Petron both claim the victory.

In the industrial category, a total of eight companies were nominated. Alongside PGPCI and Petron, the nominees included the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP), Coca-Cola FEMSA Philippines Incorporated – Naga City Plant, AP Renewables Incorporated of Tiwi Geothermal Plant, DIESCO Sorsogon, Innodata Knowledge Services Incorporated in Legazpi City, and MERALCO Industrial Engineering Services Corporation.

The award for the individual category, given to a specific person with great contribution in occupational safety and health, was given to Mr. Anselmo M. Puse Jr. of PGPCI. Sharing the honor with Pusa as nominees to the award are Rodjel Renan E. Cuebillas (PGPCI), Victor C. Clet (PGPCI), and Ronald Vincent Garcia (NGCP).

With the chance to earn further honors, Bicol’s GKK Award recipients will be representing the region for the GKK National Champion Awards that will be held in October 2016. Hoping for the best, DOLE-5 regional director Maria Karina Perida-Trayvilla feels positive about a consecutive win by Bicol as the GKK National Award was won by the region two years ago. (MAL/JBE-PIA5)

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