The Occupational Safety and Health Center (OSHC) held the 12th Gawad Kaligtasan at Kalusugan (GKK) National Awarding Ceremony on November 23, 2022, at the Ichikawa Hall, OSHC, Quezon City.

The theme, “Recognizing Best Practices Amidst Crisis” highlights the unceasing efforts in safeguarding the safety and health of workers even during the pandemic. A total of 195 establishments were nominated and validated at the regional level. 13 were conferred as National Winners by the National GKK Board of Judges.

For the Industry Category, SN Aboitiz Power – Benguet Inc. Ambuklao Hydroelectric Power Plant reaped the highest award – the GKK Champion. Therma South Inc., First Gas Power Corp. 1000 MW Santa Rita Combined Cycle Power Plant, SN Aboitiz Power – Benguet Inc. Binga Hydroelectric Power Plant, STMicroelectronics Inc., Filminera Lorenzo Combined Cycle Gas Turbine Power Plant, Energy Development Corp. Mt. Apo Geothermal Project, First Gas Power Corp. 414 MW San Gabriel Combined Cycle Gas Turbine Power Plant, and Cargill Oil Mills Philippines Inc. are the GKK National Silver Awardee while Department of Science and Technology XI is the National Silver Awardee for Government Category and Cognizant Technology Solutions Inc. Philippines is the National Bronze Awardee.

For the Individual Category, Engr. Hollis Fernandez, Ms. Jessel Ellaga Pagsuguiron, and Mr. Arnel Gamao Jr. obtained the GKK National Silver Award while Mr. Glenn Leandrew Pitogo received the GKK National Bronze Award.

OSHC Executive Director Ma. Teresita Cucueco, MD, CESO III commended the participants for continuing to develop and innovate programs in response to workers’ safety and health needs, the workplace, and the community.