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Bank of the Philippine Islands v. BPI Employees Union Davao Chapter – Federation of Unions in BPI Unibank, G.R. No. 164301, October 19, 2011.


In the present incident, petitioner Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) moves for reconsideration of our Decision dated August 10, 2010, holding that former employees of the Far East Bank and Trust Company (FEBTC) “absorbed” by BPI pursuant to the two banks’ merger were covered by the Union Shop Clause in the then existing collective bargaining agreement (CBA) of BPI with respondent BPI Employees Union-Davao Chapter-Federation of Unions in BPI Unibank (the Union). 575 more words

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We Are Too Self-Absorbed

We are often consumed day-after-day in our own corner of the world, because as business leaders, it is our responsibility to ensure the stability and growth of our companies. 139 more words

Absorption – Subsistence of Contract of Employment

It is a settled principle of law that absorption and regularisation in the service can be claimed or/and granted only when the contract of employment subsists and is in force inter se employee and employer. 65 more words

Employment Law

'Brother and Sister'

Just wanted to include these two images of our Kaden and his sister Megan. It is rare that they get to spend a bit of brother sister time together without the interference of the one and only ‘Mad Harri’ 331 more words


Does It Get Any Better?

I have been posting a lot lately, and for that I apologize — I am not usually so self-absorbed, but am new to my PTSD diagnosis and mostly without support, so I am struggling to get by. 70 more words

five minutes

I set a timer this morning,

a widget to remind as I write.

That was five minutes?

No wonder my pot boils dry.

~ Swann Lavender



As I slowly burn my hands away

Dear fractured heart,
do not fall in love,
For it will bring out the Sun and warm you forever
or axe you into splinters; 63 more words