DOH Central Visayas and the Lapu-Lapu City Health Department identified General Milling Corporation (GMC) as one of the pilot sites for the implementation of the Healthy Workplace Initiative under the joint administrative order (JAO) of the Department of Health (DOH), the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and the Civil Service Commission (CSC).
General Milling Corporation, together with Taiyo Yuden will represent the private sector of Lapu-Lapu City, that will showcase its existing health projects and policies implemented in the workplace.
To signify commitment and support of the initiative, Sarah Jane Sepe (GMC Head Nurse) and Jonel Colegado (GMC Safety Officer 3) attended the Ceremonial Signing and Launching of the HEALTHY WORKPLACE INITIATIVE last April 27-29, 2023 in Metro Manila as part of the World Day of Safety and Health celebration. This was spearheaded by the DOH Acting Secretary Maria Rosario Vergerie, DOLE Secretary Bienvenido Laguesma and CSC Chairperson Karlo Nograles.
The Healthy Workplace Initiative is under the Healthy Pilipinas advocacy, aiming to provide accurate, culturally contextualized and up to date information about health, disease, illness and wellness to the Filipino workforce. This also serves as a vehicle for the promotion of the 7 “Priority Areas”, as well as the 7 “Healthy Habits” campaign nationwide, thus, achieving a national occupational safety and health culture at all levels where government, employers and workers actively participate.
GMC representatives together with the other contingents from the Lapu-Lapu City and Central Visayas.