P1,000 monthly electricity allowance pushed
MANILA, Philippines — Business enterprises should be mandated to provide at least P1,000 in monthly electricity allowance to their employees who have been forced to work from their homes due the COVID-19 pandemic, Sen. Francis Tolentino on Sunday said.
Tolentino, a member of the Senate energy committee, said employers could deduct the fringe benefit from the taxes they would pay the government.
He cited a similar cash incentive being given out by Australian companies.
Labor unions in India had also demanded such allowance.
Tolentino said he would file a bill on Monday institutionalizing the electricity allowance for individuals working from home.
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