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For ABS-CBN, Six to 16 Years of Service to the Company Does Not Seem to Matter Published on September 11, 2010

Saturday, September 11, 2010

For ABS-CBN, Six to 16 Years of Service to the Company Does Not Seem to Matter

Published on September 11, 2010



Despite the seven years her labor case took before being resolved at the DOLE, and despite what she went through with her termination, Hidalgo said she was still shocked at having lost her job. Her desk editors and immediate superiors had reportedly liked her work, enough to give her assignments and recommend her for regularization. “I cannot understand why…I gave ABS-CBN my service, love, loyalty,” Hidalgo said. 

By MARYA SALAMAT
Bulatlat.com
MANILA — In 2007, Gabby Lopez, the head of broadcasting giant ABS-CBN, publicly commended their reporter Wheng Hidalgo in front of other network employees for serving as a good example of the lengths the company’s news and current affairs personnel would take to do their job. During a segment of the network’s program Hoy Gising, an official of the Malacanang office for Religious Affairs was seen slamming the door in Ms Hidalgo’s face after she unearthed and reported an anomaly involving a missing money donation for a cancer patient.

Last week, though, it was the ABS-CBN that slammed its door in Hidalgo’s face, figuratively speaking, after the reporter’s seven-year complaint with the DOLE against ABS-CBN unearthed anomalies in the network’s treatment of its employees. This followed months of seeming discrimination in her work schedule as word came out that at last, the DOLE would favorably decide on her and five other reporters’ labor case against ABS-CBN, which they filed last 2003.


Hidalgo’s desk editors and immediate superiors had reportedly liked her work, enough to give her assignments and recommend her for regularization. (Photo courtesy of Wheng Hidalgo / bulatlat.com)
Two weeks before the said DOLE decision came out last November, Hidalgo was transferred to the graveyard shift, which was traditionally reserved by the network for junior reporters. Wheng Hidalgo has been working with the ABS-CBN for 16 years. She has worked at ABS-CBN since she graduated from college, yet she was still not considered or treated as a senior reporter, let alone a regular employee. Instead, she was a contractual employee whose contract only kept getting renewed after its expiration. Sometimes, she said they were working without contract – thus living in fear of being fired any time for any reason..... MORE

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