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VILLANUEVA BACKS 4-DAY WORK WEEK, WORK FROM HOME

Senator Joel Villanueva supported the proposal of the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) to look into implementing alternative work arrangements to address rising fuel costs. “Implementing flexible working arrangements like working from home is one of the best interventions that the government can do because it protects productivity for businesses and workers’ welfare while cutting […]

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EXTEND BPO WORKERS’ WFH ARRANGEMENT – VILLANUEVA

Skyrocketing gas prices that will make commuting to work more expensive for thousands of call center workers should prompt the government to “temporarily withdraw its ultimatum to BPOs” to end the work-from-home or remote work arrangement of their employees or lose tax incentives, according to Senator Joel Villanueva. Villanueva said that “rising transport cost is […]

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LIST IT: MANAGING THE TASK PILE

Another work week has started! Sometimes, the task list feels like it just keeps going on and on. With no end in sight, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and stressed by it. When you’re stressed, it’s hard to maintain concentration. You might end up forgetting things or lose focus. One of the ways that can […]

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Fashion & Beauty

WORK FROM HOME: SHOULD I DRESS FOR WORK?

One of the things I really wanted when I started my first corporate job was to go to work in comfortable clothes, or not have to worry about how I dress for work and how I looked. Because of this, working remotely was something that really appealed to me. Now that we’ve been in various […]

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HELP SENIOR CITIZENS ADAPT TO DIGITAL WORLD – POE

Senator Grace Poe sought increased livelihood programs for the country’s greying population which they can do at home to help tide them over the coronavirus pandemic. “With their depth of experience and knowledge gained through the years, there is no doubt that senior citizens will make an integral contribution to economic development,” Poe said. The […]

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GIVE WORK-FROM-HOME WORKERS TAX CUTS – GATCHALIAN

As employees in a work-from-home (WFH) and hybrid work arrangement are likely to be in it for the long haul, Senator Win Gatchalian said it comes with a lot of costs that workers are now facing such as lack of logistical assistance, internet and utility expenses and their mental wellbeing. A recent survey by Microsoft […]

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DIGITAL CAREERS TO GROW IN PH AFTER COVID-19 – ANGARA

Over the course of the lockdown being enforced in Luzon and other parts of the country, work from home has become the new normal for offices that continue to function. For many businesses and even the government service, Senator Sonny Angara sees work from home arrangements continuing even after the lockdown is lifted or at […]

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ESTABLISH COVID-19 MEASURES BEFORE INDUSTRIES RESUME OPERATIONS – VILLANUEVA

Once certain sectors are allowed to operate as the government restarts the economy, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) must mandate employers to conduct regular, randomized tests on its workers to monitor and mitigate the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), according to Senator Joel Villanueva. With the gargantuan task of striking a balance […]

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SENATE APPROVES ALTERNATIVE WORK ARRANGEMENT BILL – VILLANUEVA

The Senate approved on third reading a bill that give employers and employees an option to adopt flexible working arrangements. With 17 affirmative votes and no negative votes, the Senate approved Bill 1571 or the proposed Alternative Working Arrangement Act. The bill seeks to amend Article 83 of the Labor Code by making an exception […]

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WORK FROM HOME BILL SIGNED INTO LAW – VILLANUEVA

Senator Joel Villanueva has welcomed the signing into law of his bill which allows employees in the private sector to telecommute or work-from-home. RA 11165 or An Act Institutionalizing Telecommuting as an Alternative Work Arrangement for Employees in the Private Sector encourages employers to adopt telecommuting – a work arrangement that allows an employee to […]