Here is the official statement sent by GMA Network to PEP regarding the matter:
“The National Labor Relations Commission (NLRC) in Bacolod has junked the case for illegal dismissal filed by former employee Donald Nojas against RGMA Network for lack of merit.
“Labor arbiter Romulo P. Sumalinog dismissed the case after finding that RGMA’s termination of the employment of Nojas was for just causes.
“RGMA terminated Nojas on March 30, 2007, due to sexual harassment, negligence of duty, and lack of trust and confidence.
“The sexual harassment case against Nojas stemmed from the complaint filed by an RGMA beat reporter on February 27, 2007, before the Assistant City Prosecutor of Bacolod City.
“In numerous occasions, Nojas was also found guilty by RGMA of failing to report for duty without approved leave of absences or without notifying his superiors.
“Nojas was also found guilty by RGMA of compromising the interest of the company as he was hosting a radio program of a competing station while he was still officially employed by RGMA.”