DOLE-NWPC Awards Best MSMEs in 2019 Productivity Olympics
The Department of Labor and Employment’s (DOLE) National Wages and Productivity Commission (NWPC), together with its Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Boards (RTWPBs) awarded the business and resource management abilities of eight micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) at the 2019 Productivity Olympics.
During the national awarding ceremony in Malate, Manila, DOLE Acting Secretary Claro Arellano praised the participating MSMEs advocating for productivity and acting as an inspiration for the labor department in assisting enterprises and workers to promote their mutual interests that can contribute towards the country’s economy.
The National Judging Panel (NJP) for the 2019 Productivity Olympics evaluated the participating MSMEs based on business excellence and resource management. The former consists of total productivity, expansion, growth, and awards. The criteria for the latter comprises of people, systems, technology, and green productivity.
2019 Productivity Olympics Awardees
The awardees for the 2019 Productivity Olympics in the agribusiness sector were Jida Aqua Resources from the Caraga Region and Vicky’s Pili and Food Products from the Bicol Region. In the industry sector, the awardees are Bahi Enterprises from the Bicol Region, 3D Container and Packaging Philippines Corporation in CALABARZON (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, and Quezon), and the Cagayan 1 Electric Cooperative Inc. of the Cagayan Valley region.
The NWPC also recognized companies from the service sector Davao Region’s Coffee for Peace, Inc., the Baguio-Benguet Community Credit Cooperative from CAR (Cordillera Administrative Region), and JMH Microfinance, Inc. from the Bicol Region.
Other MSMEs such as HHS Leather Goods Enterprises from CALABARZON, Narda’s Handwoven Arts and Crafts, Inc. from CAR, and the Cagayan Appliance Center from the Valley Region received special citations. The Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board from the Bicol Region also won as the 2019 Best Regional Board.
Each national winner received Php 100,000, a trophy, and prior endorsements to other training programs and services offered by the labor and employment agency.
According to NWPC Executive Director Ma. Criselda Sy, the commission aims to impart a “culture of productivity” in MSMEs by providing training programs and technical assistance. She stressed the need to assist MSMEs in improving their performance and enhancing their competitiveness.
Sy hopes that more MSMEs will participate in the next Productivity Olympics slated in 2021. The next iteration will focus on the integration of digital technology.