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Manila – The Institute for Labor Studies Employees Association has chosen its set of officers in its very first online poll, which opened from January 12 and closed on January 14 at 10 am.

Based on the results of the election, all current ILSEA officers were unanimously re-elected for another one-year term as follows: Workers’ Welfare Research Division (WWRD) Chief Maria Isabel D. Artajo as President, Advocacy and Publications Division (APD) Labor and Employment Officer III Marc Raphael A. Peñaredondo as Vice-President, WWRD Senior LEO Malorie Joy O. Mones as Secretary, Finance and Administrative (FAD) Division Procurement Officer Levie F. Mariano as Treasurer, FAD Accountant Ivy A. Castronuevo as Auditor and Labor and Social Relations Research Division (LSRRD) LEO III Franchesca Rose S. Castillo as Public Relations Officer.

The other ILS employees who also won a seat during the said elections were Mr. Manuel RJ A. Mondano, as Permanent ILSEA Representative for First-Level Employees with Ms. Joanne May B. Buenaflor as his alternate. APD Senior Labor and Employment Officer Bernard Paul M. Mangulabnan was also re-elected as the Permanent ILSEA Representative for Second-Level Employees, with Ms. Joyce Anne S. Lumactud as his representative.

During their tenure from 2018-2021, the current ILSEA Officers aided the Management in its various efforts to provide much needed programs and other support services for all ILS Employees, especially at the height of the on-going COVID-19 pandemic. The oath taking ceremonies for the newly elected ILSEA Officers is slated to take place in February 2021.

Mr. Mangulabnan, Chair of the ILSEA Election Committee, provided the Rules of Conduct for this Election and facilitated the canvassing of the votes, which was also conducted online.