Saturday, September 25, 2010

RMN airs side over allegations by ex-manager

MANILA, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / Sept. 25, 2010) – One of the Philippines’ largest and oldest radio network has denied reports that it illegally terminated a former station manager in Mindanao.

Mario Maximo Solis accused the Radio Mindanao Network of illegally terminating him early this month, but RMN insisted the former manager was dismissed on the following grounds – “loss of trust and confidence and willful disobedience of lawful orders.”

“The management of Radio Mo Nationwide has legally and validly terminated the employment of Mr. Mario Maximo Solis effective September 6, 2010. He was dismissed for “Loss of Trust and Confidence” and “Willful Disobedience of Lawful Orders,” which are just causes for termination of employment under the Labor Code,” the network’s legal counsel, lawyer Jorge Sacdalan said in a statement.

Solis was RMN’s station manager in Davao City.

Sacdalan, who is also RMN’s Human Resource Director, said Solis allegedly failed to deliver and perform the mandates of his position on numerous instances.

“Two years ago, Mr. Solis was already suspended for 30 days for not having met the contractual obligations of the company to a major advertiser by his non-airing of commercial spots with a final warning that a repetition of the same or more serious offense shall be grounds for his termination.”

“The management, after providing Mr. Solis all the opportunity to explain his side, conducted an exhaustive investigation. It has found out that Mr. Solis is liable for several serious infractions of existing company accounting rules and procedures concerning contracts, billings and payments made by clients.”

He added: “In addition thereto, Mr. Solis was also found to have unjustifiably and repeatedly disobeyed and refused to comply with the lawful orders of the management pertaining to radio operations. Certainly, the unlawful acts perpetuated by Mr. Solis coupled by his insubordination are greatly prejudicial and inimical to the interest of Radyo Mo Nationwide. (Mindanao Examiner)

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