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Law on Labor Standards and Social Legislation, Annotated
 [1,142 pages, 1997 edition, ChanRobles Publishing Company, hardbound and CD-ROM]
 
ATTY. J. G. CHAN'S LABOR LAW SERIES 
Law on Labor Relations and Termination of Employment, Annotated
Law on Labor Standards and Social Legislation, Annotated
 
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LAW ON LABOR STANDARDS
AND
SOCIAL LEGISLATION
ANNOTATED
 
CONTENTS AT A GLANCE
TITLE PAGE
THE AUTHOR
 PREFATORY STATEMENT
 DEDICATION
TABLE OF CONTENTS
 
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LAW ON
LABOR STANDARDS
AND
SOCIAL LEGISLATION
ANNOTATED
 
[ARTICLES 1 TO 210, LABOR CODE OF THE PHILIPPINES]
 
 
 
JOSELITO GUIANAN CHAN
  
 
FIRST EDITION
1997
 
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MCMXCVII 

By 

JOSELITO GUIANAN CHAN 

BSC., Ll.B., Magna Cum Laude, Valedictorian and Most Outstanding Student Awardee  
Far Eastern University, Manila  
Practising Lawyer  
Certified Public Accountant  
Professor of Law, Institute of Law, Far Eastern University, Manila (1988-1993)  
Chief Legal Counsel, University of Santo Tomas and Santo Tomas University Hospital (1988-1992)  
Consultant to the Chairman, Committee on Foreign Relations,  
Senate of the Philippines (1994-1995)  
Consultant to the Chairman, Committee on Revision of Laws, House of Representatives,  
Congress of the Philippines (1992-1994)  
Consultant on Legal Affairs, Office of the Mayor, Quezon City (1992 to present)  
Accredited Voluntary Arbitrator, National Conciliation and Mediation Board (NCMB),  
Department of Labor and Employment  
Managing Partner, The Law Firm of Chan Robles & Associates  
Managing Partner, Chan Robles & Wy, CPAs  
Author, Law on Labor Relations and Termination of Employment, Annotated, 1996 Edition  
Co-Author, Legal Bibliography, 1988 Edition  
Editor-in-Chief, Far Eastern Law Review  
Editor-in-Chief, The Legal Advocate  

FIRST EDITION 

1997  

ISBN 971-91837-1-3 

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  PREFATORY STATEMENT
  
This is the first part of my 2-part series on the Labor Code of the Philippines covering Articles 1 to 210 thereof. For practical reasons and considering the importance of the subject, I first came out with the second part entitled "Law on Labor Relations and Termination of Employment, Annotated" [1996 edition] covering Books V to VII of the Labor Code (specifically Articles 211 to 302 thereof) earlier than this work.
 
The response of law deans, law students, Labor Arbiters and practitioners in labor relations and personnel and human resources management to the "Law on Labor Relations and Termination of Employment, Annotated" was very inspiring and encouraging, indeed. The first copies thereof were immediately sold within the first six (6) months since its release last November, 1996. Its CD-ROM version* which was produced abroad had to be rushed to accommodate orders. This is the first book in CD-ROM in the country, I was told. Research is reduced to a split-second-one-click job. Modern technology has indeed taken over most of the conventional way of search and research.
 
Its exposure in the market through the four (4) biggest bookstores/distributors - National Bookstore, Inc., Rex Book Store, Central Professional Books, Inc. and Central Book Supply, Inc. - which carried it in all their branches nationwide, had greatly boosted the distribution and sale thereof. For this, I am grateful, indeed.
 
This current work entitled "LAW ON LABOR STANDARDS AND SOCIAL LEGISLATION, ANNOTATED" seeks to explain in clear and comprehensive manner, the provisions of the first four (4) Books of the Labor Code, specifically its Preliminary Title [General Provisions and Emancipation of Tenants], Book I [Pre-Employment], Book II [Human Resources Development Program], Book III [Conditions of Employment], and Book IV [Health, Safety and Social Welfare Benefits].
 
As in my first book, the provisions of the Constitution, Rules to Implement the Labor Code, latest related legislation of Congress [such as the Social Security Act of 1997 and Government Service Insurance System Act of 1997 approved on May 01 and 30, 1997, respectively], issuances of labor authorities and relevant decisions of the Supreme Court, are included in the Notes and Comments which follow each presentation of the codal provisions of the Labor Code. For easy reading and comprehension, I also resorted to topical method of discussion, with appropriate, extensive reference and correlation to pertinent laws, issuances or decisions which were replicated in haec verba. In this manner, the reader need not resort to separate, tedious and time-consuming consultation with any related laws, issuances or jurisprudential principles being referred to in the Labor Code.
 
 
By clarity of hindsight, I am inclined to believe that the second volume of this 2-part series, was well-received because of its simple presentation and wide coverage in its annotation. This book - "LAW ON LABOR STANDARDS AND SOCIAL LEGISLATION, ANNOTATED" - will hopefully satisfy the same need for simple presentation and wide coverage in the treatment of this very important portion of the Labor Code. 
 
Before ending this prefatory statement, I wish to express my gratitude to my parents and family, my valuable clients, former students and countless friends, for their inspiration; to my partner of many years, Atty. Reynaldo Bustos Robles; to my long-standing lawyer-friends Attys. Jaime Bilan Montealegre, Jade Ferrer Wy, Rolando Binaohan Calayo and Cesar Becerro Tuozo, as well as to the of counsels, consultants, senior associates, junior associates, paralegal and research staff and support personnel of The Law Firm of Chan Robles and Associates for their undiminished moral support and encouragement. Worthy of special mention are Mr. Gabriel Ocampo Bilog whose suggestions on some important legal materials have been most helpful; Miss Odessa de la Cruz Bernardo, the Administrative Officer of the Law Firm and Marketing Manager of CHANROBLES PUBLISHING COMPANY and Mr. Ronald Echalas Diaz, for their assistance in the preparation of the manuscript of this book which saved me a lot of working days and 
sleepless nights.
 
Equally deserving of my sincere gratitude is my law school classmate and friend, Mr. Robert L. Bolisay, President of Intercontinental Paper Industries, Inc. (IPII), one of the biggest producers of paper products in this part of the globe, who, for the second time, has graciously provided the quality paper on which this book is printed; and Mr. Juan Carlos B. Robles, my partner in the accounting firm, Chan Robles & Wy, CPAs, for preparing the CD-ROM version of this book.
 
J. G. C.
Quezon City
Metropolitan Manila
Philippines
July 01, 1997
 
 
 
 

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To
Labor
and
Capital
in whose hands
rest
the future of harmonious labor relations
and
industrial peace,
this humble work is dedicated.
  
 
 
 
 
 
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