MANIFESTO OF SUPPORT
FOR MR. ANTHONY GREG F. ALONZO*
Early this Friday morning, July 18, 2008, MR. ANTHONY GREG F. ALONZO, a faculty member of the College of Business Administration and Accountancy of AMA Computer College-Makati Campus was notified by school authorities that he is terminated as a faculty member of the College effective immediately. He was barred from entering the premises of AMA. He was prohibited from attending his classes at the middle of the trimestral period.
These actions are manifestations of an unjust, unfair and inhuman system. He was terminated without due process as required by law. He was not given any written warning or reprimand prior to his dismissal as stipulated in the Faculty Manual of AMA Education System and as required by law. The Human Resource Department of AMACC-Makati issued certification and documents that would prove that he did not violate the company policies on tardiness and absenteeism but some school authorities, because of their inhuman treatment to their faculty members, driven by their selfish motives, ignored these pieces of evidence.
School officials allowed Mr. Alonzo to teach since May 19, 2008. They allowed him to sign the Teacher’s Contract but until now, he has not received his salary. They willfully violated the right of a teacher as provided in Article 103 of the Presidential Decree 442, otherwise known as the Labor Code of the Philippines, which states that: “Wages shall be paid at least once every 2 weeks or twice a month at intervals not exceeding 16 days.”
We are calling the school officials of AMACC-Makati Campus to reconsider their decision. It’s time for them to pay attention to issues such as this. We know how dedicated Mr. Alonzo is to his work. We know how effective he is as an instructor. We know how good he is as a person.
We are not against the entire AMA Education System. We are against some school officials who manipulate people to accommodate their own selfish motives.
It’s time for us to get united in this crisis. We give our full support to Mr. Alonzo.
No to unjust and illegal dismissal of Mr. Anthony Greg F. Alonzo!
Justice shall prevail!