Former SunStar Cagayan De Oro Employees File Labor Complaints

Former employees of SunStar Cagayan de Oro and Super Balita Cagayan de Oro filed labor complaints against the defunct news media outlets.

SunStar labor complaint
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It was on June 30, 2020, when the two news outlets owned by SunStar Publishing Incorporated stopped their operations.

SunStar is facing various complaints filed by its former employees at the National Labor Relations Commission Region 10 such as alleged illegal dismissal, nonpayment and underpayment of salaries, holiday benefits, service incentive leave, and 13th-month pay and to name a few.

SunStar is also being accused of alleged nonpayment and non-remittance of their insurance coverages such as SSS, Pag-IBIG, and PhilHealth since February of 2019.

Here are the name of the complainants according to

  • Jenefer Besere (Super Balita)
  • Kris May Love Sialana (Super Balita)
  • Stephanie Berganio (Super Balita)
  • Alwen Sariling (SunStar CDO)
  • Pamela Jay Orias (SunStar CDO)
  • Lynde Salgados (SunStar CDO)
  • Johnny Lumod (Super Balita and SunStar CDO)
  • John Michael Ang (Super Balita and SunStar CDO)
  • Ramoncito Ang Mugot Jr (Super Balita and SunStar CDO)
  • Jason Abao (Super Balita and SunStar CDO)
  • Ruel Linao (Super Balita and SunStar CDO)

Lynde Salgados, who have been part of SunStar CDO for 25 years, expressed frustration on the lack of compassion and transparency of the company.

“I have spent my years here. I raised my kids using SunStar salary. But during the pandemic, they abandoned us and they did not even provide any aid for us,” she said.

“I don’t think SunStar would go bankrupt if they gave their staff a sack of rice or even some money to assist us in job seeking,” she added.

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