MANILA, Philippines – Pabor si Socioeconomic Planning Secretary at National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) chief Karl Kendrick Chua sa pagbabalik-opisina ng lahat ng IT-business process outsourcing (IT-BPO) firms dahil mapapalakas nito ang ekonomiya recovery ng bansa.
“In the case of BPOs, we are very much appreciative of their contribution to the economy,” ayon kay Chua.
“Part of going back to our new normal is really to continue our pursuit of working where the activities should be. In the case of BPOs, while I understand their concern, the rest of the economy has already shifted to working back in the office,” dagdag na pahayag nito.
Tinanggihan kasi ng Fiscal Incentives Review Board (FIRB) ang kahilingan na i-extend ang remote-work arrangements na lampas sa Marso 31, 2022.
Ang FIRB, sa isinagawang February 21 meeting, “upheld its Resolution No, 19-21, which allows firms in economic zones to implement work-from-home (WFH) arrangements for 90% of their workforce only until March 31, 2022.”
Ibig sabihin, ang WFH arrangements ng IT-BPO firms ay matitigil na sa katapusan ng buwan at ang lahat ng mga empleyado ay magbabalik na sa on-site duty, simula Abril 1, 2022.
“I also understand that the legal basis for providing incentives to BPOs is that they should be situated in an economic zone. I am not certain if the homes of workers are economic zones. So I think we will have to look at this from this perspective,” ayon kay Chua.
Ang mga kompanya na matatagpuan sa economic zones na mabibigong sumunod sa rules o alituntunin ng FIRB ay hindi mai-enjoy ang fiscal incentives gaya “income tax holidays and 5% tax on gross income earned.”
“The BPO sector performed very well and was very productive before the pandemic, during the pandemic and I’m sure there is a big scope for them to also perform and contribute in this new normal where we are all back in the office,” ayon kay Chua.
Samantala, sinabi naman ng Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) na maghahain pa rin sila ng ‘appeal for reconsideration” hinggil sa naging pagtanggi ng FIRB sa kahilingan na i-extend ang remote-work arrangements. KRIS JOSE
Ang TV host na si Toni Gonzaga na nga ang kakanta ng Philippine National Anthem sa inauguration ng President-elect Bongbong Marcos as the 17th president of the Philippines on June 30 sa National Museum.
Sabi pa sa report, si Chris Villonco naman ang kakanta ng inauguration song na “Pilipinas Kong Mahal” kasama ang Young Voices of the Philippines Choir.
Ayon pa kay Franz Imperial, member ng preparation committee, ang magaganap na inauguration ay solemn and simple.
“The program we have prepared is very solemn and simple. It would be very traditional dahil sabi nga ni BBM sa vlog niya, ‘hindi kami lilihis pa sa tradisyon,” sabi ni Fritz.
Ang oath-taking ni President-elect BBM ay ia-administer ni Supreme Court Chief Justice Alexander Gesmundo. Joey Sarmiento
Manila, Philippines – Just a day after Rita Daniella announced that she is pregnant, bumuhos ang tanong sa social media, “Sino ang ama?”
A lot of RitKen fans were hoping that it was Ken Chan who impregnated Rita pero aside from the latter denying it and telling people that it is a non-showbiz personality ay huminto na rin ang pag-asa ng fans.
Sa kabila ng mga hinala at tanong, nagbigay ng mensahe si Ken kay Rita sa pamamagitan ng isang tweet.
“To you and your baby, I’m here if you need anything, as someone you can always rely on. I pray to God for the utmost positivity, protection, support, and love to surround you and your baby.
“As a friend, as someone who cares, I’ll be here for you no matter what. I am so proud of you,” saad ni Ken sa kanyang tweet kasama ang photo ni Rita wearing a white dress, holding her baby bump.
Tinawag mang friend ni Ken si Rita, marami pa rin ang kinilig lalo’t bibihira ang ganitong uri ng friendship.
Naihalintulad pa nga ang dalawa sa relasyon nina Eric Santos at Angeline Quinto sa isa’t-isa.
For sure, like other celebrities, she is just waiting for the perfect time to introduce the father of her baby to the public.
MANILA, Philippines- Kinondena ng Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) Philippines ang mandatoryong pisikal na resporting ng mga guro sa paaralan kahit na tapos na ang official school year calendar, at tinawag itong “new form of forced labor.”
Pinuna ng ACT Philippines nitong Martes ang Department of Education (DepEd) matapos makatanggap ng mga ulat mula sa educators sa buong bansa na patuloy pa rin silang pinapapasok sa mga paaralan kahit na tapos na ang school year calendar ng DepEd.
“DepEd is using its questionable Memorandum 43 series of 2022, issued last May 10 to justify this new form of forced labor. This memo essentially extended work for teachers for them to report to school,” ani ACT Philippines chairperson Vladimer Quetua.
Habang 197 sa 209 class days ang nagamit sa school year dahil sa deklarasyon ng 12-day health break, naniniwala ang mga guro na sapat na ito upang maabot ang kanilang learning at teaching objectives.
“If DepEd insists that there is exigency of service, there should be an order approved by the division that teachers are required to report and there should be additional compensation or service credit for them,” giit ni Quetua.
Batay sa kalendaryo ng DepEd, Hunyo 24 ang huling araw ng school year 2021-2022. RNT/SA