The “work from home” (WFH) arrangement of business process outsourcing (BPO) firms will continue pending a final resolution on the matter.

Finance Secretary Benjamin Diokno, chair of the Fiscal Incentives Review Board (FIRB), said in a statement that the arrangement is set to expire on Sept. 12

Diokno added that BPO firms need to retain the 70 percent onsite-30 percent WFH arrangement until the FIRB decides on the Philippine Economic Zone Authority’s request to extend the WFH setup.

The said matter is scheduled for discussion during the next FIRB meeting on Sept. 15, according to Finance Undersecretary Antonette Tionko. 

“Given the long-standing issue on the WFH extension for the IT-BPM sector, we hope the decision of the Board will finally bring clarity to the matter,” said Tionko, who also chairs the FIRB Technical Committee.

 

Ronald Espartinez