The NCMB Regional Branch No. 1 picked up where it left off in the year that was as it continued to lay down linkages in more LGUs within the region.

The Branch moved up north of the region to meet with the heads of LGUs Pagudpud and Burgos in Ilocos Norte on January 15, 2020 where the thrust towards industrial peace was presented to mayors Raphael Benemerito and Cresente Garcia, respectively. While in Pagudpud, the Hotel and Resorts Association of Pagudpud (HARP) officers was also met by the Branch graced by the LGU’s Municipal Administrator Atty. Victor Corpuz.

The next day saw the Branch meet with Ilocos Sur First District Congressman Bonito C. Singson where Director Javines was able to discuss much of the former’s labor concerns as he himself is involved in food service industry through his BCS Group of Companies.

The Branch previously made similar efforts the previous year in establishing linkages with the LGUs of Tayug and Dagupan City in Pangasinan and LGUs of Bauang, San Fernando, San Juan, and Bacnotan in La Union.