CLARK FREEPORT – The Clark Development Corporation (CDC) will hold a special seminar dubbed “2010 Multi-Agency Updates on Labor and Social Welfare: Laws, Policies, and Procedures” on March 26 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Oxford Hotel here.

The special seminar is a collaborative project between CDC, Clark Investors and Locators Association (Cila), and the Clark Human Resource Council (CRHC).

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The event features resource persons from the Social Security System, Home Development Mutual Fund (Pagibig Fund), and the Philippine Health Insurance Corp.

Program directress and Cila Executive Director Justice Dalida said the seminar will touch various issues on new laws, rulings and programs including the new Pagibig Law--salient features and implementing rules; local database build-up, loan restructuring, loan condonation; duties and responsibilities of employers and employees; and free real-time consultation with agency heads.

“We encourage all locators and interested parties to take advantage of this rare joint seminar as we continue to advocate full coverage and compliance to social welfare legislation and build a better-informed and empowered corporate citizenry,” Dalida said.

Dalida said that the seminar is open to employees and employers from within and outside of the Freeport Zone. Human resource officers are also encouraged to keep abreast of the new trends, rules and policies inside the workplace.

Registration fee is pegged at P1,000. However, participants may avail of the “early bird rate” of P800 per person if registration and payment is completed on or before March 19.

Clark locators, employers, employees, SSS, PhilHealth, and Pagibig members, and the general public are encouraged to participate in the seminar.

For information and registration, contact Marose Mandap of the CDC Industrial Relations Unit at +63455992045 or +63455999000 local 9000; +63455994645 (telefax) or email at (With reports from Ian Ocampo Flora)