UPDATED Law on Mass Media & Communication 7th Exercise here

UPDATED : Pls see my notes in the comments section.  Tnx.

The 7th Exercise of the Law on Mass Media class is as stated and as described today. Copying of another class member’s work is not allowed. Please state how the news event or the case is related to the topics discussed in class today. The deadline is the usual Wednesday 5pm (Oct. 10).

    Happy World Teachers Day to all who are willing to give and learn! 

17 thoughts on “UPDATED Law on Mass Media & Communication 7th Exercise here

  1. SEVENTH REGULAR POST

    Link: https://www.rappler.com/nation/108187-media-workers-case-gma-7 (2015)

    “MANILA, Philippines – Current and former media workers protesting against GMA-7 secured yet another legal victory, as the National Labor Relations Commission (NLRC) ruled that they are regular employees of the network giant.”

    According to the article, the talents or workers of GMA were granted regularization after their case won against the network. These workers have been working for years under the said company and most of them are “technical and creative runners behind television shows, pitching stories, writing scripts and spiels, producing audiovisual reports, shooting interviews, sourcing contacts and contributors, fact-checking stories, and finding case studies for stories, among others.”

    In accordance with our lesson on labor rights, it should only take 6 months and a day for an employee to be regularized. Under Article 281. Probationary Employment, it states that: “Probationary employment shall not exceed six (6) months from the date the employee started working, unless it is covered by an apprenticeship agreement stipulating a longer period. The services of an employee who has been engaged on a probationary basis may be terminated for a just cause or when he fails to qualify as a regular employee in accordance with reasonable standards made known by the employer to the employee at the time of his engagement.” Basing it from here, the judgment of the courts to grant the workers regularization is just.

    I think what the courts did was right. Since a lot of the employees were working there everyday for years, it is only their right to become regulars and be granted full benefits. What’s sad is that another article states that some of these employees were fired right after. The article didn’t state why GMA fired them but it’s suspicious knowing that they were just newly granted regularization. Under the code, they can’t fire regulars unless of several provisions. So, it may be due to that or maybe because of this regularization case (which shouldn’t be the case).

  2. GMA 7 scraps Iloilo City news program, lays off 20 staff
    By: Nestor P. Burgos Jr. – @inquirerdotnet
    Inquirer Visayas / 02:27 PM November 16, 2015
    http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/740106/gma-7-scraps-iloilo-city-news-program-lays-off-20-staff

    ILOILO CITY — Giant broadcast network GMA 7 scrapped its news and public affairs program in Iloilo City on Monday, laying off about 20 officers, reporters, cameramen and other staff. Monday’s scrapping of Ratsada 24 Oras comes seven months after the network laid off at least 80 employees and talents in regional stations in the Visayas purportedly under a “strategic streamlining” program.

    This article depicts labour malpractice in the media workers sector. According to the article, many of those who were laid-off were regular workers of almost 10 years under the network. On top of that, they were informed of their retrenchment though an employee’s general assembly.

    Their retrenchment is a violation of the Labor Code of the Philippines, PD NO. 442, Article 279, Security of Tenure. As regular employees, they are protected from unjust termination by the employers. The article did not mention any violation done by the employees that can cause termination. The article also states that, the employees are entitled to be reinstated without loss of seniority rights and other privileges, full back wages, inclusive of allowances and to other benefits or their monetary equivalent computed from the time his compensation was withheld from the employee up to the time of his actual reinstatement.

    According to the article the net profit of the network rose to 80 percent. Their net income also rose by 66 percent for the same period last year and have been benefiting from high ratings from the Aldub popularity. According to Article 283, or Closure of establishment and reduction of personnel, the company is allowed to terminate an employee to prevent losses but the network’s net profit rose. Clearly, the incident is against the labor law.

    The workers can, however file a complaint of illegal dismissal through the Labor Arbiter of a Regional Arbitration Branch of the National Labor Relations Commission (NLRC). If the employees are organized in a union, they can push their demands through a collective bargaining agreement.

    Sources and references:
    https://blr.dole.gov.ph/2014/12/11/termination-of-employment
    http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/740106/gma-7-scraps-iloilo-city-news-program-lays-off-20-staff
    http://www.chanrobles.com/legal4labor6.htm

  3. 7th week post

    https://www.bworldonline.com/bpo-union-to-wage-strike-following-failed-negotiations/

    Anna Gabriela A. Mogato

    THE Unified Employees of Alorica (UEA) announced that they will soon be waging a strike — the first of its kind in the business process outsourcing (BPO) industry — following failed negotiations between the group and Alorica management.

    The UEA consisting of 1500 members under the West Contact Services, which is a subsidiary of UEA has practiced their rights as workers and as gained support from other BPO Industry Employee Network (BIEN), and the UNI Global union. The Strikers claim that there have been many violations from the UEA pressed on their workers. They claim that they have been illegally firing its employees without proper justification. In addition, the employees were subject to a harsh attendance rule, where if they missed work 8 times they would be fired. The workers also say they undergo a development program of sorts that relocates workers without proper proceedings. The workers resort to striking as a final option to this.

    I believe that the workers from the UEA have practiced their rights as employees by announcing that they would strike. First and foremost, it is a good thing that they formally announced their strike before proceeding with it, as it is a very strong image for their moral character. Their rights as workers have clearly been violated especially on the company’s grounds for termination in terms of attendance, a regular worker should not be at the risk of termination just for missing a week’s worth of work. The relocation program is also a violation of the workers rights, as it is their lives in their work, their social involvement, and their health that is put in jeopardy when a worker is relocated without proper process. The company should not move a worker without the permission of the worker. In my opinion it is a good move on the UEA workers to strike on these matters.

  4. Seventh Regular Post

    TV5 dismisses 98 employees; MVP says it’s the last batch (February 2017)
    By: Rappler.com
    “MANILA, Philippines – Workers of TV5 accused the management of trying to weaken the union’s fight against contractualization by dismissing 98 employees on Friday, February 24.”

    According to the official statement of the TV5 Employees Union, on February 24, 2017, the management informed union leaders that they will lay-off more than 100 employees because TV5 is suffering from a loss of profits. Either TV5 terminates workers or it shuts down completely.

    The reason, as per the memorandum released by TV5, was different. Workers were fired because they were “not fit for the job”. However, according to the TV5 Employees Union, most of them had been working for TV5 for more than 10 years, therefore the reason does not make sense. Moreover, the 98 workers fired from their positions were all members of the union.

    In Art. 279 (Security of tenure) of the Labor Code of the Philippines, “in cases of regular employment, the employer shall not terminate the services of an employee except for a just cause.” The TV5 workers did not commit any of the actions mentioned in Art. 282 (Termination by employer):

    a. Serious misconduct or willful disobedience by the employee of the lawful orders of his employer or representative in connection with his work;
    b. Gross and habitual neglect by the employee of his duties;
    c. Fraud or willful breach by the employee of the trust reposed in him by his employer or duly authorized representative;
    d. Commission of a crime or offense by the employee against the person of his employer or any immediate member of his family or his duly authorized representatives; and
    e. Other causes analogous to the foregoing

    Therefore, the TV5 workers who were unjustly fired “shall be entitled to reinstatement without loss of seniority rights and other privileges and to full backwages, inclusive of allowances, and to other benefits or their monetary equivalent computed from the time [their] compensation was withheld from [them] up to the time of [their] actual reinstatement.”

    Additionally, according to Art. 283 (closure of establishment and reduction of personnel), the workers are entitled to “a written notice on the workers and the Ministry of Labor and Employment at least one (1) month before the intended date” and in case of cutting losses for the company, the workers should also have “separation pay equivalent to one (1) month pay or at least one-half (1/2) month pay for every year of service, whichever is higher.” Both of which the TV5 workers did not receive.

    Links
    Article: https://www.rappler.com/nation/162707-tv5-lay-offs-employees-last-batch
    http://bulatlat.com/main/2017/02/28/union-busting-seen-motive-behind-job-massacre-tv5/
    Official statement of TV5 Employees Union: https://www.facebook.com/tv5employeesph/posts/378911032482252?_rdc=1&_rdr
    Labor Code of the Philippines: http://hrlibrary.umn.edu/research/Philippines/PD%20442%20-%20Labor%20Code%20of%20the%20Philippines.pdf

  5. Seventh Regular Post

    TV5 dismisses 98 employees; MVP says it’s the last batch (February 2017)
    By: Rappler.com
    “MANILA, Philippines – Workers of TV5 accused the management of trying to weaken the union’s fight against contractualization by dismissing 98 employees on Friday, February 24.”

    According to the official statement of the TV5 Employees Union, on February 24, 2017, the management informed union leaders that they will lay-off more than 100 employees because TV5 is suffering from a loss of profits. Either TV5 terminates workers or it shuts down completely.

    The reason, as per the memorandum released by TV5, was different. Workers were fired because they were “not fit for the job”. However, according to the TV5 Employees Union, most of them had been working for TV5 for more than 10 years, therefore the reason does not make sense. Moreover, the 98 workers fired from their positions were all members of the union.

    In Art. 279 (Security of tenure) of the Labor Code of the Philippines, “in cases of regular employment, the employer shall not terminate the services of an employee except for a just cause.” The TV5 workers did not commit any of the actions mentioned in Art. 282 (Termination by employer):

    a. Serious misconduct or willful disobedience by the employee of the lawful orders of his employer or representative in connection with his work;
    b. Gross and habitual neglect by the employee of his duties;
    c. Fraud or willful breach by the employee of the trust reposed in him by his employer or duly authorized representative;
    d. Commission of a crime or offense by the employee against the person of his employer or any immediate member of his family or his duly authorized representatives; and
    e. Other causes analogous to the foregoing

    Therefore, the TV5 workers who were unjustly fired “shall be entitled to reinstatement without loss of seniority rights and other privileges and to full backwages, inclusive of allowances, and to other benefits or their monetary equivalent computed from the time [their] compensation was withheld from [them] up to the time of [their] actual reinstatement.”

    Additionally, according to Art. 283 (closure of establishment and reduction of personnel), the workers are entitled to “a written notice on the workers and the Ministry of Labor and Employment at least one (1) month before the intended date” and in case of cutting losses for the company, the workers should also have “separation pay equivalent to one (1) month pay or at least one-half (1/2) month pay for every year of service, whichever is higher.” Both of which the TV5 workers did not receive.

    Links
    Article: https://www.rappler.com/nation/162707-tv5-lay-offs-employees-last-batch
    http://bulatlat.com/main/2017/02/28/union-busting-seen-motive-behind-job-massacre-tv5/
    Official statement of TV5 Employees Union: https://www.facebook.com/tv5employeesph/posts/378911032482252?_rdc=1&_rdr
    Labor Code of the Philippines: http://hrlibrary.umn.edu/research/Philippines/PD%20442%20-%20Labor%20Code%20of%20the%20Philippines.pdf

  6. SEVENTH REGULAR POST

    LINK: https://news.abs-cbn.com/business/05/09/18/abs-cbn-seeks-copyright-infringement-damages-in-canada

    “MANILA – ABS-CBN said Wednesday it sought 5 million Canadian dollars (P200 million) in damages from an Ontario based retailer for alleged copyright infringement.”

    A concerned ABS-CBN customer located in Canada tipped off ABS CBN regarding an illegal operation by Dazcon Inc. with regards to showing ABS CBN’s movies and TV properties. It was confirmed by ABS CBN and took action by asking 5 million Canadian dollars which equals to almost 200 million pesos.

    With our topic last meeting, in which we tackled Copyright, it is clearly seen that illegal reproduction of materials owned by a company or a person is an infringement of their copyright. Reproduction can be settled if there is a proper agreement of the owner and with proper creditation to its creator. Reproduction for educational use with not more than half of the creation shown with valid creditation is valid but if once used commercially and more than half of the creation is shown then it is clearly a copyright violation.

  7. https://news.mb.com.ph/2017/12/10/publisher-awarded-p24-7-m-in-damages-for-copyright-infringement/

    Publisher awarded P24.7 M in damages for copyright infringement

    “A Manila regional trial court (RTC) has ordered a foreign firm and its three partners in the Philippines to pay a Filipino publisher more than P24.7 million in damages and costs of litigation for copyright infringement through the use of a forged Deed of Assignment of Copyright.”

    The case was between M.Y. Intercontinental Trading Corp. (MITC), Tedwin T. Uy, Allianz Marketing and Publishing Corp. (Allianz), and Fujian New Technology Color Making and Printing Company, LTD (Fujian) and St. Mary’s Publishing Corp. (and owner Jerry Vicente S. Catabijan) the SMPC filed the case against Fujian for making illegal copies and selling the book to DepEd.

    In our class, we talked about the implications of copyright infringement and the legal remedies that could be done. In this case, it was shown that the Fujian group had forged the Deed of Assignment of Copyright therefore, they are not allowed or entitled to produce copies, publish or sell the book. This shows just how important it is especially as scholars and researchers to know our intellectual property rights and to know how to assert those rights in cases like this.

  8. 7TH WEEK Regular Post

    PTV4 abruptly ends contract of anchor Kathy San Gabriel
    Link: https://www.rappler.com/nation/174359-ptv4-kathy-san-gabriel-end-contract

    MANILA, Philippines – Veteran broadcast journalist and anchor Kathy San Gabriel served state-run television network PTV-4 for 11 years but management gave her a mere two-day notice her contract won’t be renewed.

    Along with San Gabriel, 3 PTV reporters and a production assistant was also fired, without a clear reason from the network, despite them being undermanned (according to San Gabriel). San Gabriel also said that around 70% of the network’s staff are contractual.

    This is clearly a violation of the Labor Code of the Philippines, specifically Article 281 (Probationary Employment) which states that:

    “Probationary employment shall not exceed six (6) months from the date the employee started working, unless it is covered by an apprenticeship agreement stipulating a longer period. The services of an employee who has been engaged on a probationary basis may be terminated for a just cause or when he fails to qualify as a regular employee in accordance with reasonable standards made known by the employer to the employee at the time of his engagement.”

    Despite working at PTV4 for 11 years, San Gabriel remained contractual, therefore not enjoying the privileges nor protected by the rights of regular employees. San Gabriel was only told her contract won’t be renewed 2 days before it ended, leaving her no time to adjust or look for another job. If only she was a regular employee, she would have been protected by the provisions of Art. 279 (Security of Tenure), which states that “In cases of regular employment, the employer shall not terminate the services of an employee except for a just cause or when authorized by this Title.” The network also didn’t allow her to do her last anchoring duty because of the public attention it drew after the issue was revealed on social media.

    Sources:
    https://www.rappler.com/nation/174359-ptv4-kathy-san-gabriel-end-contract
    http://www.chanrobles.com/legal4labor6.htm
    https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/featured/rights-of-employees/

  9. SEVENTH WEEK REGULAR POST

    Link: https://www.rappler.com/business/161763-abscbn-lawsuit-us-court-anti-piracy

    ABS-CBN files over $8M lawsuit vs website for piracy

    MANILA, Philippines – ABS-CBN Corporation on Friday, February 17 filed a lawsuit before the US Federal District Court against a website for damages of over $8 million on infringement of trademarks and registered copyrights of 27 television shows and movies.

    By: Chrisee Dela Paz
    Published 1:49 PM, February 17, 2017
    Updated 1:49 PM, February 17, 2017

    The news article stated that kissasian.com, a video-streaming website, was rebroadcasting 27 ABS-CBN TV shows and movies. ABS-CBN said in the report that the filing of the lawsuit against the website was part of their efforts to quadruple their anti-piracy plans.

    As discussed last week, it is stated under Chapter II Section 172.2 of Republic Act (RA) No. 8293, or the Intellectual Property Code of the Philippines, that “works are protected by the sole fact of their creation, irrespective of their mode or form of expression, as well as of their content, quality and purpose.” Section 172.1 also provides a list of literary and artistic works protected by the Intellectual Property Code of the Philippines from the moment of their creation, including “audiovisual works and cinematographic works and works produced by a process analogous to cinematography or any process for making audio-visual recordings.” For the case of ABS-CBN versus kissasian.com, multiple trademarks and copyrights were infringed by the website and pirated 27 of the network’s television shows and movies. Appropriate legal actions are done in cases of copyright infringement and, as well as piracy for this case, as was also discussed in class last week.

  10. SEVENTH WEEK REGULAR POST

    Link: https://www.rappler.com/business/161763-abscbn-lawsuit-us-court-anti-piracy

    ABS-CBN files over $8M lawsuit vs website for piracy

    MANILA, Philippines – ABS-CBN Corporation on Friday, February 17 filed a lawsuit before the US Federal District Court against a website for damages of over $8 million on infringement of trademarks and registered copyrights of 27 television shows and movies.

    By: Chrisee Dela Paz
    Published 1:49 PM, February 17, 2017
    Updated 1:49 PM, February 17, 2017

    The news article stated that kissasian.com, a video-streaming website, was rebroadcasting 27 ABS-CBN TV shows and movies. ABS-CBN said in the report that the filing of the lawsuit against the website was part of their efforts to quadruple their anti-piracy plans.

    As discussed last week, it is stated under Chapter II Section 172.2 of Republic Act (RA) No. 8293, or the Intellectual Property Code of the Philippines, that “works are protected by the sole fact of their creation, irrespective of their mode or form of expression, as well as of their content, quality and purpose.” Section 172.1 also provides a list of literary and artistic works protected by the Intellectual Property Code of the Philippines from the moment of their creation, including “audiovisual works and cinematographic works and works produced by a process analogous to cinematography or any process for making audio-visual recordings.” For the case filed by ABS-CBN, multiple trademarks and copyrights were infringed by the website and pirated 27 of the network’s television shows and movies. Appropriate legal actions are done in cases of copyright infringement and, as well as piracy for this case, as was also discussed in class last week.

  11. SEVENTH WEEK REGULAR POST

    Link: https://www.rappler.com/business/161763-abscbn-lawsuit-us-court-anti-piracy

    ABS-CBN files over $8M lawsuit vs website for piracy

    MANILA, Philippines – ABS-CBN Corporation on Friday, February 17 filed a lawsuit before the US Federal District Court against a website for damages of over $8 million on infringement of trademarks and registered copyrights of 27 television shows and movies.

    By: Chrisee Dela Paz
    Published 1:49 PM, February 17, 2017
    Updated 1:49 PM, February 17, 2017

    The news article stated that kissasian.com, a video-streaming website, was rebroadcasting 27 ABS-CBN TV shows and movies. ABS-CBN said in the report that the filing of the lawsuit against the website was part of their efforts to quadruple their anti-piracy plans.

    As discussed last week, it is stated under Chapter II Section 172.2 of Republic Act (RA) No. 8293, or the Intellectual Property Code of the Philippines, that “works are protected by the sole fact of their creation, irrespective of their mode or form of expression, as well as of their content, quality and purpose.” Section 172.1 also provides a list of literary and artistic works protected by the Intellectual Property Code of the Philippines from the moment of their creation, including “audiovisual works and cinematographic works and works produced by a process analogous to cinematography or any process for making audio-visual recordings.” In this case filed by ABS-CBN, multiple trademarks and copyrights were infringed by the website and pirated 27 of the network’s television shows and movies. Appropriate legal actions are done in cases of copyright infringement and, as well as piracy for this case, as was also discussed in class last week.

  12. MANILA, Philippines – ABS-CBN Corporation on Friday, February 17 filed a lawsuit before the US Federal District Court against a website for damages of over $8 million on infringement of trademarks and registered copyrights of 27 television shows and movies.

    By: Chrisee Dela Paz
    Published 1:49 PM, February 17, 2017
    Updated 1:49 PM, February 17, 2017

    The news article stated that a video-streaming website was rebroadcasting 27 ABS-CBN TV shows and movies. ABS-CBN said in the report that the filing of the lawsuit against the website was part of their efforts to quadruple their anti-piracy plans.

    As discussed last week, it is stated under Chapter II Section 172.2 of Republic Act (RA) No. 8293, or the Intellectual Property Code of the Philippines, that “works are protected by the sole fact of their creation, irrespective of their mode or form of expression, as well as of their content, quality and purpose.” Section 172.1 also provides a list of literary and artistic works protected by the Intellectual Property Code of the Philippines from the moment of their creation, including “audiovisual works and cinematographic works and works produced by a process analogous to cinematography or any process for making audio-visual recordings.” In this case filed by ABS-CBN, multiple trademarks and copyrights were infringed by the website and pirated 27 of the network’s television shows and movies. Appropriate legal actions are done in cases of copyright infringement and, as well as piracy for this case, as was also discussed in class last week.

  13. SEVENTH WEEK REGULAR POST

    Link: https://www.rappler.com/business/161763-abscbn-lawsuit-us-court-anti-piracy

    ABS-CBN files over $8M lawsuit vs website for piracy

    MANILA, Philippines – ABS-CBN Corporation on Friday, February 17 filed a lawsuit before the US Federal District Court against a website for damages of over $8 million on infringement of trademarks and registered copyrights of 27 television shows and movies.

    By: Chrisee Dela Paz
    Published 1:49 PM, February 17, 2017
    Updated 1:49 PM, February 17, 2017

    The news article stated a video-streaming website, was rebroadcasting 27 ABS-CBN TV shows and movies. ABS-CBN said in the report that the filing of the lawsuit against the website was part of their efforts to quadruple their anti-piracy plans.

    As discussed last week, it is stated under Chapter II Section 172.2 of Republic Act (RA) No. 8293, or the Intellectual Property Code of the Philippines, that “works are protected by the sole fact of their creation, irrespective of their mode or form of expression, as well as of their content, quality and purpose.” Section 172.1 also provides a list of literary and artistic works protected by the Intellectual Property Code of the Philippines from the moment of their creation, including “audiovisual works and cinematographic works and works produced by a process analogous to cinematography or any process for making audio-visual recordings.” In this case filed by ABS-CBN, multiple trademarks and copyrights were infringed by the website and pirated 27 of the network’s television shows and movies. Appropriate legal actions are done in cases of copyright infringement and, as well as piracy for this case, as was also discussed in class last week.

  14. 7TH REGULAR POST
    LINK: http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/864030/gma-ordered-to-pay-p21m-to-illegally-dismissed-workers

    The National Labor Relations Commission (NLRC) has ordered GMA Network Inc. to pay P21 million in back wages to more than 30 illegally dismissed employees.

    The case between the GMA Network Inc. and the Talents’ Association of GMA-7 (TAG) is similar to the case we’ve discussed during the discussion of the rights of media workers (ABS-CBN vs. Nazareno et. al). The complainants also won the case because NLRC believes that the TAG members were “entitled to security of tenure and all benefits and rights appurtenant thereto.”

    Members of TAG filed a labor suit against GMA-7 in two batches in 2014, after the network giant refused to regularize them despite their necessity and desirability to the day-to-day operations of the company. In position papers, GMA-7 denied any employer-employee relationship with its talents, regarding them instead as independent contractors. The talents’ NLRC case seeks to reform the talent system, a practice not exclusive to GMA-7, but is prevalent in most, if not all, television networks in the country.

    GMA Network insisted that they were independent contractors despite of the fact that the network talents are the technical and creative runners behind GMA-7’s highly-rated public affairs shows, with only the program manager and program administrator as regular employees more often than not. They propose and develop story ideas, write scripts and spiels, produce audiovisual reports, shoot interviews, source contacts and contributors, fact check stories, and find case studies for stories, among others, for GMA-7’s top-rated, award-winning public affairs shows which makes their work necessary and desirable to GMA Network.

    “The media industry is among many local industries where widespread precarious employment pervades.” This is prominent in how there are cases like these that were filed against the duopoly of ABS-CBN and GMA and it tells us about how there is really a risk for people who are working in such industry to be deprived of their rights as media workers for the industry itself has a harsh environment.

    In the Philippines, survey results released last May 2014 show one in 3 workers in establishments with at least 20 employees are non-regular. They represent 1.149 million of the 3.769 million establishment workers.

    SOURCES:
    https://www.rappler.com/nation/97477-talents-win-regularization-case-gma

  15. SEVENTH WEEK REGULAR POST

    LINK: http://bulatlat.com/main/2018/01/12/cnn-philippines-sacks-90-employees/

    CNN Philippines sacks more than 90 employees

    “MANILA – Nearly a hundred regular employees of CNN Philippines were terminated by management, Jan. 11 due to “right sizing.”

    In its letter to affected employees, CNN Philippines management declared the positions as redundant. The company claimed that streamlining the organizational structure aims to achieve higher efficiency and productivity.”

    Based on last week’s discussion, the layoff of these employees is a clear violation of the rights of workers for their security of tenure and a manifestation of contractualization in media. The fact that they did this already in 2015 means there is no improvement on their treatment with their employees’ rights.

  16. 7TH REGULAR POST

    Link: http://bulatlat.com/main/2018/06/29/jolibee-refuses-regularize-workers-lays-off-400/

    Jollibee refuses to regularize workers, lays off 400

    On April 4, Henry John Jalbuena, Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) National Capital Region director, said in a press statement that they ordered the regularization of about 6,482 workers by two contractors of Jollibee.

    It also ordered the fast food corporation to refund more than P15 million (over USD 280,000) of “illegally collected payments” from “Coop Share, Coop Christmas Paluwagan Fund, and Coop Savings Fund” to 426 affected workers.”

    In response, JFC said it only deals with “reputable service contractors” and that it maintained its compliance with the DOLE Department Order (DO) No. 174 – the government guidelines on contracting and sub-contracting which prohibits labor-only contracting.

    However, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III released on May 28 a list of top 20 Philippine corporations engaged in labor-only contracting in which JFC topped with 14,960 contractual workers.

  17. Thank you for all your work. The topic is, as stated many times, the last two items under “Rights and
    Privileges of Media Practioners: “rights of media workers as employees” and “rights of content-creators” (intellectual property rights and right against copyright infringement) (choose one). Pls see what media workers are, as discussed in class — posts on media workers, or those employed in media organizations, will get the full points. For your information. Tnx.

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