The Department of Health (DOH) on Friday expressed support for the continued implementation of the work-from-home arrangement, saying studies have shown this to be beneficial.
“Marami na po pag-aaral na lumabas all over the world na lumabas na marami ang nagbenepisyo sa mga WFH arrangement. Hindi lamang po benepisyo ng mga businesses or benepisyo ng ating mga employers pero benepisyo individually,” DOH officer-in-charge Maria Rosario Vergeire said during a media briefing.
(Studies have shown that WFH arrangement has benefits. There are benefits not only for businesses or employers but also individually.)
“Lumalabas sa mga pag-aaral ngayon na ang WFH arrangement have helped our individuals to do this na magkaroon ng mas balanse mentally, physically and they have more parang drive to work,” she added.
(Studies show that the WFH arrangement has helped individuals to have a balanced mental and physical health and also to have more drive to work.)
Vergeire said the arrangement will help keep workers safe not only from COVID-19 but from other diseases as well.
“So kung kaya naman po magtrabaho sa bahay ang mga employees at pinapayagan naman at ito po ay makakapag-deliver ng same the output what they have when they are physically present, the DOH is all for this,” she said.
(So if they can work from home and they can deliver the same output as they do when they are physically present in the workplace, then the DOH is all for this.)