MANKAYAN, Benguet -The country’s older copper and gold mine Lepanto Consolidated Mining Company (LCMC) signed two new Collective Bargaining Agreements (CBA) on Wednesday here with the two workers’ unions based in the Lepanto Mine Division (LMD) in Paco, Mankayan, Benguet. The CBA with the rank and file Lepanto Local Employees Union (LLEU), led by its president Warden Lappadic and assisted by lead counsel lawyer Mauricio Domogan, is retroactive to November 17, 2021 and will expire on
November 16, 2023.

While the CBA with the Lepanto Local Staff Union (LLSU), led by its president Ariel Candelario and assisted by their counsel Reenan Orate, is retroactive to July 1, 2021 and effective until June 30, 2023.
CBAs during the height of the pandemic in 2021 were not forged. Both CBAs hikes workers daily basic wages at year 2 and a lumpsum benefit for year 1 in lieu of an increase. They provide as well for increases in the other benefits, including Acting Allowance, Eyeglass Benefit, Financial Assistance in case of death, to name a few.

LCMC management represented by its President & Chief Operating Officer, Bryan Spencer Yap signed the CBAs with the unions and witnessed by the members of the management panel led by Knestor Jose Godino, Vice President for Corporate HR & Administration; Engr. Magellan Bagayao, Resident Manager;
Rolando Ursua, LMD Administrative Services Group Manager; Charisma Pacua, LMD Finance Services
Group Manager; and Christian Albert D. Licyayo, LMD HR Department Head. Dr. Emerito Narag, Assistant Regional Director, DOLE-CAR also witnessed the CBA signing including Atty. Anthony Wooden, Mediator & Arbiter, DOLECAR; Gabriel Bayao, Senior Labor & Employment Officer, NCMB-CAR; and Lyla Tacio,
Labor & Employment Officer of NCMD-CAR.

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