The NCMB Regional Branch No. 1 laid its plans for the annual area-wide seminar in coordination with I-CARE, Incorporated, the region’s LMC practitioners’ association.

Held on 21 February 2020, the meeting also served as the re-introduction of the Branch’s returning Regional Director Brenda Rose C. Odsey, who had a fruitful service back in 2014 to 2017.

The group finalized details of the seminar that were drafted during the previous month’s meeting. “We will have an information drive for this coming event,” I-CARE President Engr. Leonora Quarte said.

The IRR of the Expanded Maternity Leave Act will be explained to the participants, along with updates from SSS and BIR. “We will also feature a discussion of topics related to gender and development as applied and seen in the workplace,” Dir. Odsey said.

Speakers will come from the DOLE RO1 Office and personnel from the local social security and internal revenue offices. The one-day event will be held at the Awesome Hotel in San Juan, La Union on May 8, 2020