24 November 2010

10 outstanding Subic workers awarded today

As part of the annual celebration of Volunteers Day here, 10 “local heroes” will be honored today (November 24) for their economic contributions to their respective companies and the Subic Bay Freeport.

Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) labor manager Severo Pastor Jr. said the awardees in the search for the Ten Outstanding Freeport Workers (TOFW) will be feted by the SBMA and the Subic Bay Workforce Development Foundation Inc. (SBWDFI) in an appropriate ceremony at the Subic Bay Exhibition and Convention Center.

Now on its ninth year, the TOFW award has turned out workers who personify excellence in their respective fields of expertise. The winners are selected through a rigid screening process that emphasizes efficiency, positive work attitudes, leadership capabilities and interpersonal maturity.

Pastor, who also heads the SBWDFI, said the awards body “recognizes the vital role that Freeport workers contribute in making Subic a prime mover for economic growth and community development.”

“This year, 42 Freeport workers have been nominated for the awards, and only 23 made it as finalists,” Pastor said. “Now, we shall award the final 10 and confer on them the title of outstanding workers for other employees to emulate.”

According to records of the SBWDFI, two of the finalists in this year’s competition come from the SBMA and the rest come from various locator companies here. Two finalists come from the Philippine Coastal Storage & Pipeline Corp., two from the Subic Bay Marine Exploratorium, Inc, one from Nidec Subic Phils. Corp (Sankyo Seiki), another from Nicera Phils., Inc., one from the Subic Bay Development & Management Corp. Inc., and another from the Subic Water and Sewerage & Co., Inc.

The awarding ceremonies for the Ten Outstanding Freeport Workers will be held at 3:00 pm at the Subic Bay Exhibition & Convention Center. The event will coincide with a reunion among former SBMA volunteers that will be held at the Volunteers Park here.

The SBWDFI, which manages the search for outstanding workers in Subic, was established in 2001 to help promote SBMA’s thrust for industrial peace and harmony between employees and employers in the Subic Bay Freeport Zone. (SBMA Corporate Communications)