ABS-CBN Davao terminates a dozen employees, talents

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DAVAO CITY (May 23) — Tears and uncertainty  greeted over a dozen of ABS-CBN Davao regular employees and talents Tuesday, after  they were told, their employment is only good  until   June 30, 2018.

The television giant cited redundancy and digitalization,  as the reasons.

Terminated employees include television and radio reporters, at least two occupy high positions.

One of the affected employees  told Newsline.ph they were offered a huge sum, which  could provide a good business start-up.

The employee stressed “Yes, the retirement pay is good, but after this, where do we go, we have children who are still  studying?.

The source said,  Human Resource officials from Manila called them to report to the ABS-CBN Davao office Tuesday morning, a request they honored. But they got the shock of their lives, when they were told, they have to go. Checks s were already prepared for them.

All production staff would just have to say goodbye to their works and followers, as everyone goes.

Only a handful of radio reporters will be left after June 30.

Since January, over 100 journalist lost job in the country  due to “resizing and digitalization.”

It can be recalled,   CNN Philippines and TV5,  also cited redundancy and digitalization as reasons in  terminating employees early this year.-Editha Z. Caduaya/Newsline.ph

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