Business groups backing back-to-office order

INQUIRER.NET

Mar 22, 2022

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Some of the country’s biggest business groups, including top property developers, have backed the government’s criticized directive to end work-from-home (WFH) arrangements, citing the need to rekindle economic activity as a “a key milestone toward the country’s journey to post-pandemic normalcy.”


In a statement, the business groups said among those most adversely affected by the predominant WFH setup in the past two years were the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), which retained just a fraction of the 5.38 million jobs nationwide across all segments in 2020.


With the vaccination rate in Metro Manila now at 70.4 percent and nationwide at 57.1 percent and with new COVID cases at very low levels, the groups welcomed the current alert level 1 that allows unrestricted mobility and establishments to enjoy full capacity.


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