Hi all. I am working for a company(satellite office from an intl company) in the Philippines as a Junior (insert position here), entry level. recently, i resigned from the company to move to another country. however, they still hired me with an external contract while still waiting for a work visa, as I will be working from home/remotely. in the current and previous contract that I signed, there is this non compete clause that I shall not work to any company engaged in the same business activity or competes with the business of the company I am working for, within a period of 1 year.
moreover, I am currently looking for work here (outside philippines) and one of the companies that was keen to have me was a competitor of "Mother Company".
Having these said, the clause was not limited to a place but the time was there. is this still in effect? how can this be null and void? any help will be appreciated. thank you.