ABS-CBN Bacolod sacks more than 20 workers
BACOLOD CITY, Philippines – The local station of ABS-CBN laid off more than 20 regular employees and talents due to redundancy.
A Rappler source said that the affected workers would be employed only until June 30.
The workers were informed about their termination on Tuesday, May 22. They also signed the necessary documents in relation to their separation from the broadcasting giant.
Another source said that the workers will get substantial separation pay.
When reached for a statement, ABS-CBN Bacolod station manager Clifford Nolido refused to comment on the matter.
Over the past year, other TV news networks had also laid off workers such as CNN Philippines. In February last year, TV5 Network Incorporated dismissed 98 employees, most of whom served the company for a decade.
In March, TV5 shut down the operations of its online news portal, InterAksyon. – Rappler.com