PMAP Industrial Relations Summit to offer practical workplace guide for businesses, people leaders
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As the COVID-19 pandemic takes a huge toll on businesses and employment, we must all come together with all sectors of society to do our very best to sustain the economy and livelihood of every Filipino.

The People Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP) Labor Policy Reforms and Industrial Relations Committee will be holding its 3rd Industrial Relations (IR) Summit on November 11 and 12 with the theme Rebooting PH Businesses: The Workplace Playbook in the Pandemic Era. The event, which will be held online, aims to stir discussion with both the public and private sectors in crafting a workplace playbook that will benefit our people, our businesses, and the larger society. PMAP is the preeminent association of people managers and human resources practitioners in the country.

The IR Summit is an annual convention that brings together top management leaders, lawyers, and representatives from the government, the private sector, employer groups, and labor groups to discuss issues that affect the bedrock of our economy—our human capital—and provide insights on how we can recover and reinvent our workplaces to stay relevant and thrive amid the pandemic.

The summit will feature Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) undersecretary Atty. Ana C. Dione, 2nd District of Marikina representative and department chair of the University of the Philippines School of Economics Stella Quimbo, Department of Health (DOH) medical officer Dr. Valeriano Timbang Jr., Filipino economist and Makati Business Club founding executive board member Bernie Villegas, National Confederation of Transport Workers Union (NCTU) national chairperson Ernesto Cruz, IRC Philippines President Grace Abella-Zata, transport economist and AltMobility chief mobility officer Jedd Ugay, JG Summit Holdings Inc., Corporate Outsourcing Group director Atty. Winston Cruz, San Miguel Corporation labor relations manager Atty. Noel Balsicas, Quisumbing Torres partner Atty. Jon Zuniga Jr., VeraLaw partner Atty. Julius Raboca, Nexperia Philippines, Inc. senior manager for labor relations Butch A. del Rosario, Destura Law and Associates Offices managing lawyer Atty. Rey Destura, Coca-Cola Beverages Philippines, Inc. senior manager for labor relations Arnel Lajada, FJ Elizalde Group of Companies vice president-human resources Ellen Fullido, human resources consultant Bobby Marquez, 2015 PMAP President Obet Policarpio, John Clements Consultants, Inc. senior vice president and managing director Grace Sorongon, Cignal TV vice president for head human resources and administration Auggie Cadua, and many more.

Leveraging the use of digital technology, this event is powered by Manila Broadcasting Company, DZRH, Inquirer Group of Companies, Philippine Daily Inquirer,, Inq POP!, Cebu Digital News, Megamobile, Business World, ABS-CBN News, and

The IR Summit will further discussion on developing a workable implementing policy affecting the lives of workers and business operations, previously taken up in a series of consultations among PMAP members across different industries. Participants to the consultation series included DOLE, the Department of Health, the Department of Trade and Industry, and the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation.

To know more about the IR Summit, you may visit the PMAP Facebook page (@pmap1956) or the PMAP website ( or check the following links:

To register or inquire for sponsorships, contact the following:

For registration: Email Gienno Nebris at [email protected] or text or call 09989330988.

For sponsorship: Email Sarah Niguas at [email protected] or text or call 09175581122.

About PMAP

The People Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP) aims to be the preeminent organization of people managers and HR practitioners in the country by opening discussions and providing platforms for the development of human capital. PMAP prides itself on its more than 2,200 individual and corporate members and its 29 chapters across the country. We are firm in our call for a national people-first strategy in addressing human capital management issues. PMAP strongly believes that promoting the interest of Filipino workers and business owners through sound people management even during this pandemic is viable.

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