Criteria in selecting employees to be fired

Petitioner misses the point. Its violation of due process consists in its failure, as found by respondent Secretary of Labor, to aprise respondent Union of any fair and reasonable criteria for implementation of its redundancy program. In Asiaworld, we laid down the principle that in selecting the employees to be dismissed a fair and reasonable criteria must be used, such as but not limited to: (a) less preferred status (e.g., temporary employee), (b) efficiency and (c) seniority. Although the case of Asiaworld dealt with retrenchment, still the principle is applicable to the present case because in effecting the dismissals petitioner had to select from among its employees. [G.R. No. 117174. November 13, 1996]