Last Friday, 04 October, I was at The Sheraton Manila Bay to receive an award from the National Wages Productivity Commission of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE-NWPC). They recognized Coffee For Peace as The National Winner in productivity and fair employment among micro establishments in the service industry. This is a category of the DOLE-NWPC’s 2019 Productivity Olympics.

I praise and glorify the Creator for all the blessings given to us. My heart is thankful for the government’s recognition that Coffee For Peace is a good role model on productivity and fair employment.

This award is primarily for my team who are both working hard and working smart — Tala Alngag BautistaSihaya AnsibodMary SelorioEdna PantojaBennette Grace Tenecio MañulitAj MoldezD.B. PantojaWanay S. BaluyanJune Moya RojoClay RojoSam BautistaMariecris SacoteCatua FraniEduard Malones BrandiaFred Abelitado, and the whole CFP Family.

The Productivity Olympics is a national competition of best productivity practices of micro, small and medium enterprise (MSME) nationwide. This is organized by the DOLE-NWPC in coordination with all its Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Boards (RTWPBs). Its objectives are: (a) to intensify national awareness and commitment to quality and productivity; and, (b) to showcase the best productivity improvement practices.

Dann was monitoring the event while in his office in Davao. “What this says basically,” he said, “is that, Coffee for Peace, as far as DOLE-NWPC is concerned, is one of the best employers in the country. And,” he adds, “we offer this recognition to God who entrusted us with this work.”

I was accompanied by our Manila-based Coffee For Peace corporate officers — Bennette Grace Maniulit and AJ Moldez — during the gala awarding event.

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