TESDAMAN backs BPO workers’ call to extend WFH arrangement

TESDAMAN backs BPO workers’ call to extend WFH arrangement

By Ernie Reyes

MANILA — 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 of their employees or lose tax incentives, according to Senator Joel “TESDAMAN” Villanueva.

Villanueva said that “rising transport cost is a new development,” which should lead the government to extend its March 31 deadline for BPOs to terminate remote work.

The Fiscal Incentives Review Board has set that deadline for BPO employees to return to office as a condition for information technology and business process management firms in freeports and economic zones to continue enjoying tax perks and fiscal incentives. (ai/mtvn)

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