The SEC has approved the guidelines allowing participation in corporate meetings through teleconferencing, video conferencing and other remote or electronic means of communications amid the Covid-19 lockdown.
The DICT said on Wednesday, March 18, that it has proposed the adoption of telecommuting guidelines to the Civil Service Commission as government offices across the country embrace the alternative work arrangement as a way of preventing the spread of Covid-19.
Messaging app Viber recently doubled the number of people who could participate in group calls — up to 10 people at once — to help everyone stay connected despite the Covid-19 epidemic.
With the Covid-19 contagion starting to disrupt the daily routine of Filipinos, lawmakers are urging private companies to adopt telecommuting and for the government to send free mobile alerts to ease widespread fears.
The recently passed Telecommuting Law encourages employers in the private sector to adopt telecommuting, a work arrangement that allows an employee to work from an alternative workplace with the use of telecommunication and other relevant technology.
With the adoption of a ?game-changing? labor policy through the passage of the Telecommuting Act, the government is urging telecommunication companies to level up their game to provide reliable Internet connection for workers.
The House of Representatives has approved on second reading House Bill 7402, which seeks to give employees in the private sector the option to work outside the office through telecommuting.