Associate Justice Estela Perlas-Bernabe is this year’s Bar Examination Chair.

Bernabe was the third appointee of President Benigno Aquino III to the Supreme Court of the Philippines as an associate justice on September 16, 2011.

Her first penned case? It’s a labor-related case.

In the case of Mario B. Dimagan vs. DACWORKS United, Inc. (CBN 2011-0921), penned by Justice Perlas-Bernabe, the Supreme Court reiterated the two elements of “abandonment of work”. The Court further emphasized that “Mere absence or failure to report for work is not tantamount to abandonment of work”.

Read Case BrieF: Mario B. Dimagan vs. DACWORKS United, Inc. (CBN 2011-0921)

Read Full Text: Mario B. Dimagan vs. DACWORKS United, INC. (G.R. No. 191053 November 28, 2011)

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