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TAG Wins Regularization Case vs. GMA

Members of Talents Association of GMA-7 (TAG) congregate in front of the GMA headquarters in Quezon City to protest the network’s unfair labor practices. A regularization case filed last year by TAG to the NLRC was later ruled in their favor. (Photo credit: Interaksyon.com)

The disgruntled employees of GMA Network can finally call themselves regular full-time talents.

A decision was reached yesterday by the National Labor Relations Commission. In the statement signed by labor arbiter Julio Gayaman, the NLRC declared that the recently dismissed employees of GMA are indeed regular employees, and should be entitled to security of tenure and all rights and privileges appurtenant thereto.

The regularization case was filed last year by the Talents Association of GMA-7 (TAG), which composed mainly of the network’s embattled employees. Most of these employees come from the critically-acclaimed GMA News and Public Affairs division.

That said, GMA has no choice but to promote the members of TAG to full-time status, and give them a desired salary and additional benefits. After all, they have been working their butts out in producing the network’s critically acclaimed news and public affairs programs, and they definitely deserve some sort of job security for their hard work.

It was a hard-fought victory for the Kapuso network’s labor force. But for GMA management, their problems are not yet over.

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Billboard Hot 100 – July 4, 2015

Here are the Top 10 songs from the Billboard Hot 100 for the week of July 4, 2015.

1. Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth – See You Again. No. 1 last week.

2. Taylor Swift feat. Kendrick Lamar – Bad Blood. No. 2 last week.

3. Fetty Wap – Trap Queen. No. 3 last week.

4. OMI – Cheerleader. No. 7 last week.

5. Walk the Moon – Shut Up and Dance. No. 4 last week.

6. Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk. No. 6 last week.

7. Jason Derulo – Want to Want Me. No. 5 last week.

8. David Guetta feat. Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rexha & Afrojack – Hey Mama. No. 9 last week.

9. Andy Grammer – Honey, I’m Good. No. 10 last week.

10. The Weeknd – Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey). No. 8 last week.

All videos of the Top 10 songs can be viewed above. Our thanks to Billboard for this week’s Hot 100 Top 10.

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