PMAP Industrial Relations Summit to offer practical workplace guide for businesses, people leaders

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. 

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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 or text or call 09989330988.  For sponsorship: Email Sarah Niguas at or text or call 09175581122.