Metro Manila and four nearby provinces were placed under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in a move to contain the surge of coronavirus infections.
Around 24 million residents of the area were affected by the lockdown with many companies forced to take a work-from-home arrangement to comply with the restrictions on people's movement.
Many Filipinos are forced to shoulder the additional costs associated with scheme on their own, putting more burden to their already stretched budgets.
Which begs the question, should employers adopting the arrangement bear some of the cost of the work-from-home scheme?
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