BACOLOD CITY, Feb. 27 (PIA) - A government office here has found an effective way to manage coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in dealing with their daily clients.
Bacolod City Executive Labor Arbiter Jessie G. Sullano of the National Labor Relations Commission (NLRC) said the six radio sets, donated by the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP), have greatly helped them conform to social distancing requirements of the pandemic.
He said office communication through the radio has minimized a face-to-face service for their clients.
It has also lessened the movement of their office staff who go on errands from the ground to the third floor of the building which NLRC rents, he added.
According to NLRC Information Officer Marilyn Calamba, the donation was made through the efforts of IBP President Atty. Edmundo Manlapao, Jr.
She said the handsets are very useful in controlling the flow of clients' coming in and out of the office.
With five labor arbiters and considering the volume of clients needing their services daily, Sullano said their office is undermanned making the donation timely.
He said they have requested the IBP to donate six more units more so they can better serve the public.
Sullano expressed thanks to the IBP saying the organization knows NLRC is one government office that is crowded because there are days when clients would appear in their office as many as a hundred people, he added.
For this reason he appealed to the public for patience and understanding of the plight of the NLRC as they do their best to attend to their needs.
He urged the NLRC clients to continue to follow the public minimum health requirements such as washing of hands, wearing of mask and face shield. (JSC/Lljr/PIA6 Negros Occidental)