Republic of the Philippines

NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS COMMISSION
Dumaguete City

DANIEL ESPIRITU
Complainant,
NLRC Case No. RAB-VII 09-111-2017

-versus-

RICHARD GAMOLA as area manager
AND GALAXY SECURITY AGENCY
Respondents.
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POSITION PAPER OF THE COMPLAINANT

I.

STATEMENT OF FACTS

Complainant Daniel Espiritu was hired by Galaxy Security Agency as guard
on April 1, 2013. He was assigned at the agency’s various clients, the last of
which was at Prime Corporation, Bais City until his relief on October 8, 2015.
He was paid a daily wage of P 250.00 per day.
Respondent Galaxy Security Agency is engaged in providing security
services to its various clients or principals, with principal office in Dumaguete
City and a branch office at Galaxy Compound, Luca, Tanjay City. Respondent
Richard Gamola is the Area Manager and is being sued in his capacity as such.
Sometime in September 2015, Espiritu complained to Head Guard Alberto
Tamayo and Galaxy Finance Officer, Rose Abellana that he was underpaid. He
also complained that he was not paid overtime pay, 13th month pay and labor
standard benefits but his concerns were not acted upon.
Considering this incident, he then raised his concerns directly to the main
office in Dumaguete City wherein he was assured by the office secretary, Alicia
Mira that she would talk to Area Manager Richard Gamola about his concerns.

2. On October 20. OVERTIME PAY. II. 3. FIRST ISSUE: TRANSFERRED. complainant was handed a relief order by Head Guard Capaje for him to leave his post at Prime Corporation effective October 8. 13TH MONTH PAY AND SERVICE INCENTIVE LEAVE PAY. however. holiday pay. WHETHER OR NOT COMPLAINANT IS ENTITLED TO SEPARATION PAY. THIRD ISSUE: THE COMPLAINANT IS ENTITLED TO SEPARATION PAY. rest day premium pay and overtime pay that were all deprived to him during his entire employment with the Respondent. 2015. that the decision be rendered to wit: 1. DISMISSAL. DISCUSSIONS 1. 3. 2015. HOLIDAY PAY. complainant reported to their Tanjay Office but he was told by Gamola that he was considered AWOL because he did not report to the office since October 8. SECOND ISSUE: THE COMPLAINANT HAD NO INTENTION TO LEAVE HIS POST. 2015 and to report immediately to Galaxy branch office in Tanjay for instruction and re-assignment of post. Ordering the Respondent to pay to the Complainant his service incentive leave pay. WHETHER OR NOT THE TRANSFER OF THE COMPLAINANT FROM DUMAGUETE TO LUCA. 13TH MONTH PAY AND SERVICE INCENTIVE LEAVE PAY. TANJAY CONSTITUTE AN INVALID TRANSFER TO WARRANT CONSTRUCTIVE DISMISSAL. UNDERPAYMENT OF WAGES. and . WHETHER OR NOT THE COMPLAINANT AS CONSIDERED AWOL FROM THE SERVICE. UNDERPAYMENT OF WAGES. that he could not immediately report to the branch office due to financial constraints since his payday was still on the 20th of the month. 2015. premises considered it is most respectfully prayed of this Honorable Labor Arbiter. NIGHT PREMIUM PAY.On October 7. THE THUS COMPLAINANT WAS ILLEGALLY TANTAMOUNT TO CONSTRUCTIVE 2. PRAYER WHEREFORE. III. 2. OVERTIME PAY. HOLIDAY PAY. Declaring the termination of the herein Complainant as illegal. NIGHT PREMIUM PAY. ATTORNEY’S FEES AND DAMAGES. He told Tamayo. ATTORNEY’S FEES AND DAMAGES IV. ISSUES 1.

ATTY. MARY JUNRIZA S. 67804 IBP No. Cert. CIMENI Counsel the Complainant Attorney’s Roll No. No. 6200 Registry receipt no: _____ Date Mailed: . 8966437/2-11-17/Dumaguete MCLE Comp.3. it is likewise prayed that the complainant be paid Attorney’s Fees and damages as may be deemed proper for the financial and moral struggles he has incurred in filing this case. Furthermore. 111/2-11-17/Dumaguete PTR No. III-0008897 Dumaguete City Copy furnished: (by registered mail) RICHARD GAMOLA Area Manager Galaxy Security Agency Dumaguete City.

______. 098-10 Roll No. Page No.VERIFICATION I. DANIEL ESPIRITU Affiant CTC No. and a resident of Dumaguete City. GAZIELLA NEPOMOCENO Notary Public Until December 31. depose and state: 1. 1212343: 1-11-11: Dumaguete City PTR No. Series of 2017. in the City of Dumaguete. That I am one of the complainant of this case. have read the same and the contents thereof are true and correct to the best of my personal knowledge and based on authentic records. ATTY. . after having been duly sworn to in accordance with law. ______. in Dumaguete City. Affiant exhibited to me his Community Tax Certificate above-written. Filipino. Book No. 87690976 Dumaguete City/5/1/2017 SUBSCRIBED AND SWORN to before me this 5th day of January 2017. Philippines. No. IN WITNESS WHEREOF. and 2. 4343554: 1-11-11: Dumaguete City MCLE Exempt Doc. Philippines. That I have caused the preparation of the foregoing Position Paper. ______. DANIEL ESPIRITU I. 2018 Notarial Commission No. 78998 IBP No. of legal age. I have hereunto affixed my signature this 5 th day of January 2017.

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