PROBABLY lost in its huge financial success, Fontana found at Clark Freeport Zone seems to overlook, nay, ignore the rights of its workers to whom it owes its success in the first place.
Without the manpower, skilled and otherwise, no business establishments can function very well, more so in the case of Fontana which caters to various types of clientele, both local and foreign visitors.
Every now and then, it terminates the services of its workers at the flimsy excuse of streamlining its operations yet it continues to hire Chinese workers! The security of tenure of the workers is perhaps not respected by Fontana, although it invokes the provisions of the Labor Code.
Does it really observe the said provisions of the Code?
I know that Fontana engages the services of foreign executives, particularly the Chinese professionals. Why is this so? Are there no qualified employees or workers from the Filipino labor force? Does it discriminate against Filipinos?
A supervisor came to my office at PESO and narrated her case with Fontana. After serving for more than nine years and being a regular employee, she suddenly received her termination papers and separation checks amounting to some P100,000 but she signed the termination papers with deep regrets, blaming her superiors for their bias and tentativeness.
Several workers have been terminated in favor of the Chinese group. These separated workers claim unfair treatment which the Department of Labor and Employment should look into posthaste.
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The Mabalacat City government employees will participate in the Tree Planting Activity to be led by the Office of the City Agriculturist on August 26, 2015 at Barangay Tabun old MacArthur Highway. A short program will ensue thereafter.
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The Rotary Club of Mabalacat Clark will also have a tree planting activity in Magalang this week. This is a worthwhile project of the Club.
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Capas City 2019. It is noteworthy that Capas is aiming to become a city by 2019, through the efforts of current Mayor Antonio "TJ' Rodriguez. Hopefully, it can meet the criteria of becoming the next city in Central Luzon.
I once broached the idea to Mayor Romulo "Romy" F. Pecson to dream of making Magalang a city and work hard to comply with the requirements of conversion. Mayor Romy was very receptive of the idea.