DOLE expands work-from-home arrangement

John Eric Mendoza - Reporter / @JEMendozaINQ 09/18/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Sunday announced the expansion of the work-from-home (WFH) arrangement in a bid to encourage stakeholders to implement telecommuting programs. Department Order 237, signed by Labor Secretary…

Hybrid work set-up a key issue in CIB.O’s Transformation Summit

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/22/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Is hybrid the best type of work setup in the Information Technology Business Process Management (IT/BPM). This is one of the key issues that the Cebu IT-BPM Organization (CIB.O) will be tackling during…

An obsolete normal

Anna Cristina Tuazon - @inquirerdotnet 03/17/2022

The Fiscal Incentives Review Board (FIRB) gave business process outsourcing (BPO) companies until April 1 to have 100 percent of their workforce return to their offices despite pleas from BPOs, lawmakers, and even the Philippine Economic Zone…

CCCI supports BPO industry’s request for extension of WFH until September

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/11/2022

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industries (CCCI) supports the call of the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) to extend the work-from-home (WFH) setup at least until September 1, 2022. Former CCCI president,…

Rama is COVID negative, still to work from home

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/25/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama has tested negative to the COVID-19, but he will remain to work from home for some period of time. The mayor said in a phone interview with CDN…

Free Work-from-Home Station opened in Lapu-Lapu

Futch Anthony Inso 01/14/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Lapu-Lapu City government has formally opened on Friday, January 14, 2022, their free Work-From-Home Station at the e-Library, situated at the Hoops Dome in Barangay Gun-ob. On his Facebook post, Mayor Junard…

Labella ends medical leave; continues to work from home

Dyrecka Letigio 09/08/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella is back at work starting this Wednesday, September 8, after he went on a six days’ leave. But he still won’t be seen at City Hall since he…

In Dumanjug, unvaccinated town hall workers will ‘work from home’

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/26/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — As a precaution against the highly transmissible Delta variant of COVID-19, unvaccinated workers of Dumanjug’s municipal hall will be ‘working from home’ starting this September. Dumanjug Mayor Efren Guntrano ‘Gungun’ Gica confirmed on…

Mandaue City lifts alternative work arrangement for city hall employees

Mary Rose Sagarino 07/07/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The Mandaue City Government has lifted the alternative work arrangement for city hall offices and the work-from-home scheme for senior citizens. Lawyer Jamaal James Calipayan, the city administrator, said the memorandum has been…

Senate bill pushes tax breaks for work-from-home folk

Melvin Gascon 05/09/2021

MANILA, Philippines — This Senate bill can make the taxman either laugh or cry. Why add to the burden of work-from-home (WFH) employees who have been toiling away from their bedrooms, kitchens or patios for more than…

Chan orders some Lapu-Lapu City Hall employees to work from home

Futch Anthony Inso 03/15/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu—Some city hall workers in Lapu-Lapu City will follow a work-from-home scheme starting this week. This was announced by Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan in a press briefing Monday morning, March 15, 2021. Chan…

Labella orders frequent disinfection of City Hall offices

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/27/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella has ordered the frequent disinfection of offices at City Hall following reports of at least three coronavirus disease cases that were traced at the government facility. Labella said…

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