Through the DOLE’s Single Entry Approach (SEnA) wherein faster, fairer, and inexpensive settlement of labor issues are possible; two fishermen[1] from Paluan, Occidental Mindoro received the fruits of their labor from their previous employer on May 08, 2019. In just one conference, thru the assistance of SEnA Desk Officer Ms. Jessa G. Benoza, Labor and Employment Officer I, the following issues were resolved: 1) unpaid wages, 2) sudden dismissal from service, 3) unauthorized deductions, and 4) payment of the agreed percentage that should had been received in payao fishing.

 After the fair looking at the case of both sides, each parties had come to a settlement granting the requesting parties an amount of PhP10, 000.00 and PhP15, 000.00, respectively.

“Malaki ang pasasalamat ko sa DOLE dahil sa agarang tulong at aksyon na ginawa nila sa aming problema sa trabaho, sana marami pang katulad namin ang matulungan ng inyong opisina” (I am very thankful to DOLE for the immediate action towards the issue in our job and may this kind of service reach a lot of workers who are in need of help), lauded by one of the workers after the conference.

End/Gener L. Francisco