ECOP President Donald Dee failed to deliver his report during the annual meeting and election of the Employers Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP) on 14 December 2018. At the time of his death, Dee was serving the second year of his second term as ECOP President. Mr. Dee served his first term as ECOP President in 2000-2002He succumbed to cancer after more than two (2) years of fighting the ailment.
ECOP Acting President Sergio Ortiz-Luis Jr. presented what turned out to be Dee’s valedictory report. The president’s report is a regular item in ECOP’s annual meeting and election held every second Friday of December.
“Though he lost this particular battle, we believe he was a victor in many areas of his life, as a father, as a husband, as a brother, as a friend, as a colleague, and as a mentor, “ Ortiz-Luis said of Dee.
“Although he was representing the management sector, he also had a genuine concern to the general welfare of the workers who he considers as indispensable partners to growth,” Ortiz-Luis continued.
Ortiz-Luis also remembered Dee as one who “ was committed to pursuing programs and reforms that would strike a balance between the welfare of business and investment, on one hand, and the protection of workers, their working conditions, and their living conditions, on the other.”
The full text of Mr. Sergio Ortiz-Luis’ message and Donald Dee’s report may be viewed by accessing this link: