Industry practice is not a defense against a defective fixed-term employment.
“The practice of having fixed-term contracts in the industry does not automatically make all talent contracts valid and compliant with labor law. The assertion that a talent contract exists does not necessarily prevent a regular employment status.” (Thelma Dumpit-Murillo v. Court of Appeals, Associated Broadcasting Company, et al., G.R. No. 164652, 08 June 2007)