DOLE-OSHC awards 7th GKK winners

Safe and healthy workplaces and employees equate to robust productivity. This was proven by 29 companies and individuals who will be awarded the prestigious Gawad Kaligatsan at Kalusugan. Team Energy Sual, Hedcor, Inc (Benguet), Energy Development Corporation (Leyte), Dr. Onesimo Panaligan, Engr. Jose Tabanda Jr. and Engr. Gretchen Fontejon topped this search for best safety and health practices and will be receiving the GKK Labor Secretary’s  Award.

From the initial 51 entries, 12 other companies will receive the GKK Institutional Award and six employees will receive the GKK Individual Award. There will also be four Recognition Awardees and an entry from the informal sector will receive a special award.

Now on its 7th year, the GKK is a national award given every two years by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in recognition of outstanding achievements and best practices of establishments and individuals on safety control and emergency preparedness; industrial hygiene and occupational health programs; environmental protection, community relations and social accountability programs; capability building on occupational safety and health (OSH); OSH management system and international safety rating systems; and OSH indicators and green productivity. The GKK is a component of the Zero Accident Program, one of the flagship programs of DOLE spearheaded by the Occupational Safety and Health Center (OSHC)

Each entry underwent a three-phase selection process. Forms and supporting papers were reviewed by OSHC staff which resulted in a shortlist of companies and individuals. Representatives from OSHC, Regional OSH Networks and DOLE Regional Offices visited the shortlisted entries for an on-site verification of the documents they submitted. Judges from DOLE, Employers’ Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP), Trade Union of the Philippines and Allied Services (TUPAS) and OSHC determined the winners.

The GKK is part of the DOLE-OSHC efforts to enhance social protection programs – the eighth of the 22-point labor agenda of President Benigno S. Aquino III.



Dr. Onesimo M. Panaligan
Team Sual Corporation

Engr. Jose R. Tabanda Jr.

Engr. Gretchen A. Fontejon
Atlantic Coatings, Inc.

Team Sual Corporation
Sual, Pangasinan

La Trinidad, Benguet

Energy Development Corporation –PGS
Ormoc City, Leyte


Engr. Arturo G. Abad Jr.
TVI Resources Development Phil., Inc

Engr. Conrado P. Soriano
Maynilad Water Services, Inc.

Engr. Ronaldo R. Mangalindan
Air Liquide Philippines, Inc.

Mr. Gilbert L. Rafer
Moog Controls Corporation

Engr. Ivy M. Alintahin
First Sumiden Circuits, Inc.

Engr. Claro V. Landeta
Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company


Energy Development Corporation – Bacman Geothermal Production Field
Manito, Albay

MMLDC Foundation, Inc.
Antipolo City

First Sumiden Circuits, Inc.
Cabuyao, Laguna

Moog Controls Corporation
Baguio City

Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort and Spa
Lapu-lapu City, Cebu

Fairchild Semiconductor Philippines, Inc.
Lapu-lapu City, Cebu

Shell Shared Services (Asia) BV
Makati City, Metro Manila

Cargill Philippines, Inc. – Copra Crushing Plant
General Santos City, South Cotabato

Maynilad Water Services, Inc. Dagat-dagatan Septage and Sewage Treatment Plant
Caloocan City, Metro Manila

Atlantic Coatings, Inc.
Trese Martires City, Cavite

Pilipinas Kao, Inc.
Jasaan , Misamis Oriental

Petron Corporation – Cagayan Depot
Aparri, Cagayan


Engr. Eusebio A. Timario, Jr.
Petron Corporation – Cagayan Depot

Mr. Roberto G. Galos
Pilipinas Kao, Inc.

Dr. Mario B.Sumalinog
MJ Consulting Services


Global Power Business Corporation,
La Paz, Iloilo City

AGC Flat Glass Philippines, Inc.
Pasig City, Metro Manila

Coca-Cola Bottlers Philippines, Inc.
Ilagan Isabela

Essilor Manufactiring Philippines, Inc.
Mariveles, bataan

Mega Fishing Corporation
Cawit, Zamboanga City

NY Marine Resources& Ice Plant Corporation
Talisayan, Zamboanga City

Mr. Elmer V. Himaya
Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort and Spa

Dr. Ricardo Jose G. Miranda
Maynila Water Services, Inc.


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