Nagpahayag ng suporta si Senador Ping Lacson sa panawagan ng Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) sector na palawigin ang kanilang work-from-home (WFH) setup sa kabila ng patuloy na pagtaas ng presyo ng langis at pamasahe.
Para kay Lacson, bagama’t kailangang buksan muli ang ekonomiya, dapat ding bigyan pansin ng gobyerno ang pagtaas na presyo ng bilihin na pasan ng ordinaryong manggagawa.
“Ang hiling ng BPO sector na palawigin ang WFH from April to September, sinususugan ko po yan dahil maraming nagsara na mga opisina nila at gusto nilang magpatuloy ang WFH. At meron tayong Telecommuting Act,” ani Lacson sa kauna-unahang presidential debate na inorganisa ng Comelec nitong Sabado ng gabi.
Citing high fuel and transportation costs especially amid the Russia-Ukraine conflict, Sen. Panfilo “Ping” M. Lacson took up the cudgels for the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) sector in its call to extend the work-from-home (WFH) setup for employees in call centers.
Lacson, who is running for President under Partido Reporma, said that while the government needs to reopen the economy, it must take into account the plight of ordinary workers coping with higher costs of living due to high fuel prices.
“Ang hiling ng BPO sector na palawigin ang WFH from April to September, sinususugan ko po yan dahil maraming nagsara na mga opisina nila at gusto nilang magpatuloy ang WFH. At meron tayong Telecommuting Act (I support the BPO sector’s call to extend WFH setup from April to September, because their offices had closed during the pandemic and they want to continue the WFH setup. Besides, we already have the Telecommuting Act),” he said at the Commission on Elections’ First Presidential Debate Saturday evening.