House of Representatives finally approved its 3rd and Final Reading wherein the new law will allow a 4 day work week by escalating the normal working hours. House Bill 6152, employers will lessen the working days but will increase a workday within 10 to 12 hours.
According to Baguio City Representative Mark Go who is also one of the authors of the measure stated that this will give flexibility in fixing working hours for the company and its workers that will be compatible for their business requirements and balanced work life.
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If it will implement, employers will have an opportunity to increase the normal working day while decreasing employees work in a week. De Jesus then added that shifting work schedules will allow companies to have more contractual workers in the production cycle. She also revealed that it occurs in a lot of manufacturing firms in economic zones.
A group of companies also warned that some of the employers might reduce jobs if the 4 day work per week will push through. Netizens also shared their opinions with the likes of Maelvencio Mauttog who said that it will not be good for their health. He would rather choose to work for 8 hours in a day than to work in 12 hours a day while another netizen furion reacted positively by saying that it is not for all profession and business. He works in IT Company and he will benefit from it.