Date: 22 May 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency
MANILA, May 22 - The Senate on Monday approved on third and final reading a measure to allow companies to offer a “telecommuting” program to its employees in efforts to ease traffic congestion in Metro Manila and other urban cities. With 22 affirmative votes, zero negative vote and zero abstention, Senate Bill No. 1363 or the Telecommuting Act of 2017, was finally approved. Senators Joel Villanueva and Cynthia Villar are authors of the law. Telecommuting is defined by the bill as the partial or total substitution of computers or telecommunication technologies or both for the commute to work by employees.