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NLRC Resolved 11,127 cases in Project SpeED 4

      The Project SpeED 4 covers June 30, 2011 & earlier cases. The resolution period of which is from July 1 to December 31, 2011, or for a period of six (6) months.

NLRC Amends the EIB Rules

      The Technical Working Group (TWG) of the Committee on Efficiency and Integrity Board (EIB) Rules has presented to the NLRC En Banc last 08 February 2012, the draft of the amended NLRC-EIB Rules.

      The EIB Rules was amended to conform to the Revised Rules on Administrative Cases in the Civil Service (RRACCS) which recently took effect in November 2011, and to streamline the procedures governing administrative cases in the NLRC.

ILO and NLRC Centers on the Application

        The International Training Centre of the ILO (ITC-ILO), in collaboration with the ILO Country Office for the Philippines, organized a training course for the Commissioners and Labor Arbiters of the National Labor Relations Commission (NLRC), which was held last November 21 to 25, 2011 at Tagaytay City.

Year-End Bonus of P7.7M Awarded to 80 Employees of Coca-Cola Bottlers Phils., Inc.-Cebu Plant

     Regional Arbitration Branch VII of the NLRC awarded the Year-End Bonus amounting to P7,795,974.80 to 80 employees of Coca-Cola Bottlers Phils., Inc.-Cebu Plant.

      In a decision dated 09 March 2012, the labor arbiter declares the individual complainants who are members of the Royal Plant Workers Union entitled to year-end bonus starting 2008 and every year thereafter as a matter of company practice, equivalent to an employee’s one-month basic salary.

NLRC en banc resolves issue on finality of decisions


          To address the issue on the finality of decisions of the National Labor Relations Commission (NLRC), the Commission en banc has recently issued a resolution which forms as a supplement to its provisions in the 2011 NLRC Rules of Procedures.  As resolved by the Commission en banc, if the date of receipt by the counsel or authorized representative or the parties is not reflected in the return card and there is no other proof of receipt,  1)  the decision of the Commission is considered final and in effect on the 10th day from receipt of the return card  by the concerned Division for as long as this 10th day is not beyond sixty (60) days from posting, otherwise, the general rule applies; and 2) the admission as to the date of receipt in any pleading filed with the higher court shall only be considered if it is reiterated/asserted in a manifestation filed with the NLRC, and the sixty (60) day period from posting has not yet expired.




March 16, 2012







NLRC EN BANC.  The Commission sits en banc on March 7-9, 2012 at the NLRC Conference Room at PPSTA Bldg. 5, Banawe, Quezon City to promulgate rules and regulations concerning disposition of cases and other administrative matters. (Photo by Gerald Olaguer)

NLRC recommends filling-in of 15 Labor Arbiter positions

NLRC recommends filling-in of 15 Labor Arbiter positions


SC Emphasize the Conclusiveness of NLRC Decisions

      “Findings of quasi-judicial bodies like the NLRC, and affirmed by the Court of Appeals in due course, are conclusive on this Court, which is not a trier of facts,” the Supreme Court said.

SC Underscore the Import of NLRC Rules of Procedure

      In a January 2012 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that the NLRC cannot be accused of grave abuse of discretion because under the NLRC Rules of Procedure, the NLRC shall limit itself to reviewing and deciding only the issues that were elevated on appeal.

       “The NLRC, while not totally bound by technical rules of procedure, is not licensed to disregard and violate the implementing rules it implemented,” the Court said.

SC Affirms NLRC Contempt Powers