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THE SUPREME COURT OF THE PHILIPPINES
The Constitution of the Philippines vests judicial power in one Supreme Court and such lower courts as may be established by law. [Section 1, Art. VIII, 1987 Constitution). The Supreme Court is composed of one Chief Justice and fourteen Associate Justices, all of whom are appointed by the President from a list of recommendees presented by the Judicial and Bar Council.
The members of the Supreme Court serve during good behavior until they reach the age of 70 or unless removed by impeachment for any of the grounds provided by the Constitution.
The Court sits either en banc or in divisions of three, five or seven members.
Visit SUPREME COURT Website.
Incumbent Supreme Court Justices
Chief Justice Renato C. Corona, the 23rd Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, is one of the youngest magistrates ever to be appointed to the Supreme Court of the Philippines. He was appointed to the highest tribunal on April 9, 2002 as the 150th member of the Supreme Court. His age notwithstanding, he brings with him depth and perspective gained from many years.... > MORE
Note: This is not a paid advertisement. As an OFW and upon reading the book, I found it helpful to my fellow OFWs.
Karapatan ng Overseas Filipino Workers
Napakaraming insidente ng pang-aabuso, pagmamaltrato at pananakit ang nararanasan ng libu-libong OFW sa iba’t-ibang bansa. Makikitang hindi pa sapat ang proteksyon na nakukuha ng mga ito para sa kanilang mga karapatan. Marahil napakahirap magbigay ng agarang pag-alalay dahil sa layo ng lugar sa mga ahensya ng pamahalaan.
Kung kaya ang isang OFW ay namulat na nakikibaka para sa kanyang karapatan ng solo. Ang adhikain ng aklat na ito ay upang makapagbigay ng mga kailangang impormasyon upang ipaunawa sa mga manggagawa ang kanilang mga karapatan at mga dapat gawin sa isang sitwasyon.
Hindi man ito ang lubos na kasagutan sa mga suliraning pang-OFW, ito ay magsisilbing gabay na maaring magturo sa tamang paraan na dapat gawin ng isang OFW. Ang mga bagay tungkol sa placement fee, illegal recruitment, PDOS, mga tungkulin ng POEA, POLO, Embahada, recuitment agencies, Bilateral Labor Agreements at iba pa ay tinatalakay rito.
Mga bagay-bagay tungkol sa remittance, migrant worker’s day, absentee voting, pagsampa ng reklamo sa mapang-abusong employer at agency, at mga kahilingan tungkol sa disability, sickness at iba pa ay mababasa rin sa aklat.
Alam ng lahat na karamihan sa mga kababayan natin ay hindi nais na mawalay sa kanilang mga mahal sa buhay. Subalit sila ay tinulak ng kapalaran upang magsikap para mapaganda ang kinabukasan ng pamilya sa Pilipinas. Dapat lamang na sila ay makahanap ng kaagapay sa kanilang pakikibaka sa ibang bansa. - Atty. Villanueva
Atty. Villanueva is the author of several labor law guides such as “Valid Dismissal of Employees“; “Guide to Compensation and Benefits” Vols. I and II, “Gabay ng Mga Karapatan ng OFW” and “Guide to Wage Order and Minimum Wage” under LVS Publishing.
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About the Author: Elvin B. Villanueva is a Human Resource (HR) professional. He is also a labor practitioner appearing before the National Labor Relations Commission. He heads the HR department of one of the top 1,000 corporations in the Philippines. He is a Bachelor of Laws graduate finishing First Honorable in his batch in 2009. While in law school, he became a member of the Order of the Flaming Arrows (OFA), an honor students’ society in Arellano University. In 2008, he was awarded by Chief Justice Reynato S. Puno as one of the winners of the Supreme Court’s National Essay Writing Competition on “Rule of Law in National Development.” He has published articles in the Philippine Daily Inquirer and the Philippine Star and became a magazine columnist of Solar Publishing. He finished his undergraduate course, Mass Communication, cum laude, at the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila. During his college days, he was a news writer of the Ang Pamantasan, the university paper and eventually became an editor. He also taught in college, lecturing in schools like St. Paul College of Manila and the Lyceum of the Philippines. He is pursuing his Master in Business Administration (MBA) at the Ateneo de Manila University.