About Us


 

MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIRMAN

CHAIRMAN GERARDO C. NOGRALES


 

     The National Labor Relations Commission (NLRC), a quasi-judicial agency attached to the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), is mandated to adjudicate labor and management disputes involving both local and overseas workers through compulsory arbitration and alternative modes of dispute resolution. With a strategic mission firmly in place, the NLRC embarked on a far-reaching labor and employment agenda in previous years, furthering its efforts to be the pre-eminent government agency which has taken the lead in promoting and maintaining industrial peace based on social justice through economically-viable dispute settlement machinery.  In coordination with the DOLE, the NLRC is presently implementing the Labor and Employment Agenda of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte that includes streamlined procedures, removal of red tape, restoration of integrity and fairness, and a much strengthened arbitration and adjudication system. While the NLRC’s two core goals – disposition of labor and management disputes based on social justice and promotion and maintenance of industrial peace – are earnestly being pursued, it continues to adopt innovative policies and practices as well as landmark reform measures to ensure achievement of these goals. Since the creation of the NLRC, it has been persistent in pursuing the reforms in labor and employment that will improve the services and address the problems in labor adjudication process. The extensive campaign instituted by the NLRC in the past years, which has drawn support from both the public and private sectors, made its accomplishments possible. 
 
     Together with my fellow Commissioners, the Labor Arbiters and the entire NLRC staff, I look forward to working with concerned stakeholders in continuing to promote dynamic industrial peace with transparency, fairness and accountability in these challenging times.
 


Gerardo C. Nograles
Chairman  


 

 

Mandate


     The National Labor Relations Commission is a quasi-judicial body tasked to promote and maintain industrial peace by resolving labor and management disputes involving both local and overseas workers through compulsory arbitration and alternative modes of dispute resolution. It is attached to the Department of Labor and Employment for program and policy coordination.


 

JURISDICTION 


Regional Arbitration Branches:

 

  • Unfair labor practice cases
  • Termination disputes
  • If accompanied with a claim for reinstatement, those cases that workers may file involving wages, rates of pay, hours of work and other terms and conditions of employment
  • Claims for actual, moral, exemplary and other forms of damages arising from employer-employee relations
  • Cases arising from any violation of Article 264 of the Labor Code, as amended, including questions involving the legality of strikes and lockouts
  • Except claims for employees compensation not included in the next succeeding paragraph, social security, medicare, and maternity benefits, all other claims arising from employer-employee relations, including those of persons in domestic or household service, involving an amount exceeding Five Thousand Pesos (P5,000.00), whether or not accompanied with a claim for reinstatement
  • Wage distortion disputes in unorganized establishments not voluntarily settled by the parties pursuant to Republic Act No. 6727
  • Enforcement of compromise agreements when there is non-compliance by any of the parties pursuant to Article 227 of the Labor Code, as amended
  • Money claims arising out of employer-employee relationship or by virtue of any law or contract, involving Filipino workers for overseas deployment, including claims for actual, moral, exemplary and other forms of damages as provided by Section 10 of Republic Act No. 8042, as amended by Republic Act No. 10022
  • Other cases as may be provided by law

Commission Proper:

 

  • Cases decided by the Labor Arbiter
  • Cases decided by the Regional Director or hearing officer on small money claims
  • Cases of national interest certified to by the Secretary of Labor
  • Petitions for injunctions or temporary restraining order under Article 225 [218] (e) of the Labor Code, as amended


 

 

Vision


To deserve public trust as a quasi-judicial agency by way of a fair, speedy, equitable disposition of labor cases at lesser cost.


 

Mission


To resolve labor disputes in the fairest, quickest, least expensive and most effective way possible.


 

 


Office of the Chairman
Main Office | 2F, 1184 Ben-Lor Bldg., Brgy. Paligsahan, Quezon Ave., Quezon City
Gerardo C. Nograles

Commission Chairman IV
Telefax. No: (02) 8711-1557


Office of the Executive Clerk
Main Office | 2F, 1184 Ben-Lor Bldg., Brgy. Paligsahan, Quezon Ave., Quezon City
Elenita F. Cruz

Labor Arbiter / Acting Executive Clerk of Court IV
Fax No: (02) 8740-7757
Tel. No: (02) 8781-7877 / 8740-7757
Email: nlrc.OEC@gmail.com


Commission Proper
First Division
Main Office | 9F, 1184 Ben-Lor Bldg., Brgy. Paligsahan, Quezon Ave., Quezon City
Gerardo C. Nograles

Presiding Commissioner, Public Sector

Gina F. Cenit-Escoto

Commissioner, Workers Sector

Ma. Minerva S. Paez-Collantes

Commissioner, Employers Sector

Elenita F. Cruz

Acting Executive Clerk of Court IV
Telefax No: (02) 8781-7877
Email: 1stdivnlrc@gmail.com

Maria Carolina N. Cervantes

Board Secretary IV
Tel. No: 09162092749
Email: 1stdivnlrc@gmail.com


Second Division
Main Office | 5F, 1184 Ben-Lor Bldg., Brgy. Paligsahan, Quezon Ave., Quezon City
Julia Cecily C. Sosito

Presiding Commissioner, Public Sector

Nicolas B. Nicolas

Commissioner, Workers Sector

- Vacant -

Commissioner, Employers Sector

Gilbert T. De Ungria

Board Secretary IV / Acting Executive Clerk of Court II
Tel. No: (02) 8740-7734
Email: nlrcseconddivision@gmail.com


Third Division
Main Office | 9F, 1184 Ben-Lor Bldg., Brgy. Paligsahan, Quezon Ave., Quezon City
Victor C. Avecilla

Presiding Commissioner, Public Sector

Cecilio Alejandro C. Villanueva

Commissioner, Workers Sector

- Vacant -

Commissioner, Employers Sector

Van Christian O. Leynes

Labor Arbitration Associate / Acting Executive Clerk of Court II

Ma. Lucila D. Mirafuentes

Board Secretary IV
Tel. No: (02) 8740-7735
Email: thirddivision9thfloor@gmail.com


Fourth Division
Main Office | 5F, 1184 Ben-Lor Bldg., Brgy. Paligsahan, Quezon Ave., Quezon City
Grace M. Venus

Presiding Commissioner, Public Sector

Leonard Vinz O. Ignacio

Commissioner, Workers Sector

Mary Ann F. Plata-Daytia

Commissioner, Employers Sector

Purdey P. Perez

Executive Clerk of Court II

Ma. Irene T. Trinchera

Board Secretary IV
Tel. No: (02) 8749-0668
Email: nlrc4thdivision@gmail.com


Fifth Division
Main Office | 8F, 1184 Ben-Lor Bldg., Brgy. Paligsahan, Quezon Ave., Quezon City
Grace E. Maniquiz-Tan

Presiding Commissioner, Public Sector

Mercedes R. Posada-Lacap

Commissioner, Workers Sector

Dolores M. Peralta-Beley

Commissioner, Employers Sector

Divina L. Bautista

Executive Clerk of Court II

Leila M. Bartolome

Board Secretary IV
Tel. No: (02) 8781-7863
Email: nlrc5thdivision@gmail.com


Sixth Division
Main Office | 8F, 1184 Ben-Lor Bldg., Brgy. Paligsahan, Quezon Ave., Quezon City
Joseph Gerard E. Mabilog

Presiding Commissioner, Public Sector

Isabel G. Panganiban-Ortiguerra

Commissioner, Workers Sector

Agnes Alexis L. De Grano

Commissioner, Employers Sector

Felicidad B. Ico

Executive Clerk of Court II

Pablo M. Mayor, Jr.

Board Secretary IV
Tel. No: (02) 8712-8329
Email: sixthdivision.nlrc@gmail.com


Seventh Division
5F, DOLE Bldg. cor. Gen. Maxilom and Gorordo Ave., Cebu City
Violeta O. Bantug

Presiding Commissioner, Public Sector

Nendell Hanz Lo Abella

Commissioner, Workers Sector

Julie C. Rendoque

Commissioner, Employers Sector

Juve Ann N. Peque

Executive Clerk of Court II

Segundino E. Ceniza, Jr.

Board Secretary IV
Fax No: (032) 232-6537
Tel. No: (032) 232-8940
Email: nlrc_7th_division@yahoo.com


Eighth Division
3F, Cahulogan Square, Xavier Estates, Mastersons Ave., Upper Balulang, Cagayan de Oro City (after Camella Homes and Shell Gas Station)
Bario-Rod M. Talon

Presiding Commissioner, Public Sector

Rosario B. Sagadal

Commissioner, Workers Sector

Elbert C. Restauro

Commissioner, Employers Sector

Maria Liora O. Alonso-Williams

Executive Clerk of Court II

Sophie V. Armstrong

Board Secretary IV
Tel. No: (088) 881-2013
Email: nlrc_8thdiv@yahoo.com.ph


Research and Legal Department
Main Office | 10F, 1184 Ben-Lor Bldg., Brgy. Paligsahan, Quezon Ave., Quezon City
Maria Ricasion B. Tugadi

Director II
Tel. No: (02) 8740-7732
Email: nlrc.od.rld@gmail.com

Olive B. Sanchez

Chief, Legal and Enforcement Division
Tel. No: (02) 8740-7732
Email: legal.nlrc@gmail.com

Joseph Anthony F. Tolentino

Chief, Research, Information and Publication Division
Tel. No: (02) 8740-7730
Email: nlrcripd@gmail.com


Management and Administrative Department
Main Office | 10F, 1184 Ben-Lor Bldg., Brgy. Paligsahan, Quezon Ave., Quezon City
Elvira F. Cruz

Director II
Tel. No: (02) 8781-7870 / 8743-3423

Amalia L. Celino

Chief, Administrative Division
Tel. No: (02) 8740-7733 / 8781-7871
Email: nlrc_adm_div@yahoo.com.ph

Elvira F. Cruz

Director II (concurrent as Officer-in-Charge / Chief), Management and Fiscal Division
Tel. No: (02) 8781-7870 / 8743-3423


Regional Arbitration Branches
NCR
4F, Room 411, Bookman Bldg., Quezon Ave., Quezon City
Jenneth B. Napiza

Executive Labor Arbiter
Tel. No: (02) 8781-7856


RAB CAR
Baguio City
Raymund M. Celino

Executive Labor Arbiter
Tel. No: (074) 445-2656 / 445-8380 / 09176858854


RAB I
San Fernando, La Union
Raymund M. Celino

Executive Labor Arbiter
Tel. No: (072) 607-8362 / 888-5724 / 242-1548


SRAB I
Dagupan City
Malcom P. Bacuso

Executive Labor Arbiter (concurrent)
Tel. No: (075) 522-5502


RAB II
Tuguegarao City, Cagayan
Ma. Lourdes R. Baricaua

Executive Labor Arbiter
Tel. No: (078) 377-3379


RAB III
San Fernando City, Pampanga
Roderick Q. Almeyda

Executive Labor Arbiter
Tel. No: (045) 402-2814 / 961-2431 / 961-8913 / 961-2461


RAB IV
Calamba City, Laguna
Generoso V. Santos

Executive Labor Arbiter
Tel. No: (049) 985-3869 / 545-9718


SRAB IV
San Pablo City, Laguna
Melchisedek A. Guan

Labor Arbiter
Tel. No: (049) 562-0359


RAB V
Legazpi City
Jose C. Del Valle, Jr.

Executive Labor Arbiter
Tel. No: (052) 481-4248 / 742-4874


SRAB V
Naga City
Jose C. Del Valle, Jr.

Executive Labor Arbiter
Tel. No: (054) 472-3246 / 881-8719


RAB VI
Bacolod City
Jessie G. Sullano

Executive Labor Arbiter
Tel. No: (034) 707-1380


SRAB VI
Iloilo City
Jessie G. Sullano

Executive Labor Arbiter
Tel. No: (033) 337-8781 / 321-1448


RAB VII
Cebu City
Emiliano C. Tiongco, Jr.

Executive Labor Arbiter
Tel. No: (032) 253-5529 / 253-5527 / 255-7404


SRAB VII
Dumaguete City
Leo N. Montenegro

Labor Arbiter
Tel. No: (035) 225-3735


RAB VIII
Tacloban City
Amelia B. Docena

Executive Labor Arbiter
Tel. No: (053) 832-0116 / 321-2025


RAB IX
Zamboanga City
Rammex C. Tiglao

Executive Labor Arbiter
Tel. No: (062) 991-4698 / (062) 991-3771


SRAB IX
Dipolog City
Rammex C. Tiglao

Executive Labor Arbiter
Tel. No: (065) 212-3577


RAB X
Cagayan de Oro City
Rammex C. Tiglao

Executive Labor Arbiter
Tel. No: (088) 857-2672 / (08822) 727-193


SRAB X
Iligan City
Sadat M. Datu

Cecilia T. Faelnar

Labor Arbiter
Tel. No: (063) 221-5055 / 223-1535


RAB XI
Davao City
Nelia Q. Tancio-Sedillo

Executive Labor Arbiter
Tel. No: (082) 321-5210 / 227-5908


RAB XII
Koronadal City
Jocelyn A. Vasallo

Executive Labor Arbiter
Tel. No: (083) 228-6232


SRAB XII
General Santos City
Jocelyn A. Vasallo

Labor Arbiter
Tel. No: (083) 554-6465


RAB XIII
Butuan City
Arnold G. Larena

Officer-in-Charge
Tel. No: (085) 342-5006 / 817-0146 / 815-1010