Workers are seen doing their chores on top of a building at a construction site in Navotas City on Wednesday, 19 January 2022.
The Department of Labor and Employment on Wednesday is urging employers to give their COVID-stricken workers more paid leave credits. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello made the appeal as some 11,500 workers were displaced after Metro Manila’s Alert Level 3 category was extended until the end of the month to curb virus infections.
However, Bello clarified that the advisory urging the private sector to offer isolation and quarantine leaves is optional and that it will most likely only be available to employees of large companies. (Jhun Mabanag/BENJAMIN CUARESMA/ai/mtvn)