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EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT

This Employment Agreement (the Agreement) is entered into this 24th day of January 2014 at
Unit 1203 Gotesco Regency Twin Tower B, Concepcion Ermita, Manila, Philippines by and
between:
SIGUI TAMAYO & CLIMACO LAW OFFICE STC Law, [a partnership
duly organized and existing under the Philippine law], with address at Unit 1203
Gotesco Regency Twin Tower B, Concepcion Ermita, Manila, Philippines,
hereinafter referred to as the Employer;
- and NIKKI ALLAUIGAN GARCIA, Filipino, 26 years old, with address at 4275
Jordan Plains Subdivision, Commonwealth Quezon City, hereinafter referred to as
the Employee.

WHEREAS, the Employer and the Employee wish to enter into an employment agreement
governing the terms and conditions of employment as herein follows:
1. Term of Employment
The employment of the Employee shall commence from January 27, 2014 and continue
for an indefinite term until terminated in accordance with the provisions of this agreement.
2. Probation
The parties hereto agree that the initial six (6) month period of this agreement is
"probationary" in the following respects:
a. the Employer shall have an opportunity to assess the performance, attitude, skills
and other employment-related attributes and characteristics of the Employee;
b. the Employee shall be given reasonable time for training and familiarization of
work-related matters;
c. either party may terminate the employment relationship at any time during this
period with 5 business days prior notice unless there is a good reason to dispense
such notice.
However, the Employer may extend the terms of the employment on or before the
expiration of the probationary period in which case a new contract or agreement shall be made
embodying the terms and condition of the employment.

3. Position
The Employee shall be employed as Junior Associate of STC Law.
4. Place of Work
The Employee shall work in the principal office of the Employer with the aforementioned
address without regard to the latters option to change the work place when the circumstances
warrant it.
5. Working Hours
The Employee shall work from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday, with one hour
break per working day unless otherwise an extension of time is rendered subject to the approval
of the Employee.
6. Compensation and Benefits
In consideration of his service, during the term of his employment, he shall be paid with
the following:
a. Taxable Monthly basic salary of P30, 000.00 payable every 15th and 30th of the month.
However when the pay day falls on Saturday, Sunday or Holidays, it shall be move a
day earlier.
b. Non- taxable Monthly allowances:
Meal allowance of P5, 000.00 and transportation allowance of P3, 000.00 creditable
every pay day.
Moreover, the following additional benefits shall be enjoyed by him:
a. Overtime pay computed in accordance with the Labor Code provision
b. Vacation leave and Sick leave as provided by Labor Code. Unused leaves are
convertible to cash to be paid annually.
c. Paternity benefits upon observing the requirements of existing law.
d. Health insurance as set in the Health Provider agreement.
e. Holiday pays as provided in Labor Code.
7. Duties and Responsibilities
As Junior Associate, the following are his duties and responsibilities:

perform legal and factual research

identify relevant judicial decisions, statutes, legal articles, codes and other pertinent
material

organize and analyze information

prepare written reports

draft legal documents including briefs, pleadings, appeals, agreements, contracts and
legal memoranda

help prepare legal arguments, applications, declarations and motions

prepare correspondence

check and edit legal forms and documents for accuracy

build and maintain databases and files

organize and track case files

review and monitor new and updated laws and regulations

co-ordinate law office activities such as subpoena delivery

locate and interview witnesses

help with trial preparation including witness lists, exhibits and trial binders

assist the lawyer in the courtroom


These duties and responsibilities may be amended from time to time in the sole
discretion of the Employer, subject to formal notification of same being provided to the
Employee.

8. Property Rights
The Employer shall own all proprietary rights and interests over any and all research
papers, studies, data, and such other end-products that the Employee shall produce or submit to
the Company in relation to the performance of his job.
9. Confidentiality
The Employee acknowledges that, in the course of performing and fulfilling his duties, he
may have access to and be entrusted with confidential information concerning the present and
past activities of the Employer, the disclosure of any of which confidential information to nonauthorized person would be highly detrimental to the interests of the Employer. The Employee
further acknowledges and agrees that the right to maintain the confidentiality of such information
constitutes a proprietary right which the Employer is entitled to protect. Accordingly, the
Employee covenants and agrees with the Employer that he will not, during the continuance of
this agreement, disclose any of such confidential information to any person, firm or corporation,
nor shall he use same, except as required in the normal course of his engagement hereunder, and

thereafter he shall not disclose or make use of the same. Violation with this, gives rise to the
Employers right to resort to any remedy to protect its interest.

10. Termination
The Employer may terminate this Agreement at any time by giving the Employee at least
fifteen (15) days prior written notice of such termination. The Company may likewise terminate
this Agreement immediately without need of the giving the employee the requisite fifteen (15)day prior written notice in cases where:
(a) the Employer should find that the Employee is not qualified, competent or efficient;
(b) the Employee violates any Employers policy or provision of this Agreement; or
(c) such termination is justified under circumstances and conditions recognized by law and
jurisprudence.

11. Separability
Each paragraph of this agreement shall be and remain separate from and independent of
and separable from all and any other paragraphs herein except where otherwise indicated by the
context of the agreement. The decision or declaration that one or more of the paragraphs are null
and void shall have no effect on the remaining paragraphs of this Agreement.
12. Interpretation
The validity, interpretation, construction and performance of this Agreement shall be
governed by the existing Philippine laws. In case of doubt, it shall be interpreted liberally in
favor of the Employee.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have signed this Agreement on the date and place
above written.

SIGUI TAMAYO & CLIMACO LAW OFFICE STC Law


[Employer]

By:

NIKKI ALLAUIGAN GARCIA


[Employee]

SIGNED IN PRESENCE OF:

____________________

____________________

ACKNOWLEDGMENT

REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES )


QUEZON CITY

) SS.

BEFORE ME, a Notary Public, in and for Quezon City, Philippines, personally appeared:

Name

ID No.

Date/ Place of Issue

known to me to be the same persons who executed the foregoing instrument and who
acknowledged to me that the same is their free and voluntary act and deed and the free and
voluntary act and deed of the corporation which they represent.

This instrument consists of six (6) pages including this page upon which the notarial
acknowledgment is found.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto affixed my notarial seal this ___ day of _________
2014, in Quezon City, Philippines.

Doc. No. _____;


Page No. _____;
Book No. _____;
Series of 2014.