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PCOO denies hiring trolls

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Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar assured the senators that the agency did not hire “trolls” as the Senate approved the proposed P1.63-billion budget for 2022 of the PCOO and its attached agenci...

Taguig administers booster shots to senior citizens

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The Taguig City government started administering COVID-19 booster shots and third doses to fully vaccinated senior citizens (classified under A2 priority group) and persons with comorbidities (A3) on Nov. 23, according to a report by Manila Bull...

DOH cites positive outlook on pandemic response 

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The Department of Health (DOH) on Thursday welcomed a positive outlook on the government's pandemic response as national case trends continue to decline, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. Data from the DOH showed a further de...

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'Work-at-home' scheme seen to stay

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An explosion in remote working owing to the coronavirus pandemic could see companies slash office space, saving them money but not necessarily improving productivity among staff, according to experts. 

Businesses allowing staff to work from home on a permanent basis, even as lockdowns ease worldwide, calls into question the future of skyscrapers used by multinationals which are seen as symbols of modern capitalism. 

Major financial districts, such as London's Canary Wharf and La Defense in Paris, remain extremely quiet, even as governments lift restrictions on social distancing and travel by public transport. 

Jes Staley, chief executive of British bank Barclays, has said "the notion of putting 7,000 people in a building may be a thing of the past."

"We will find ways to operate with more distancing over a much longer period of time," he added.

French car giant PSA, which makes Peugeot and Citroen vehicles, now sees remote working as a benchmark for tens of thousands of its office-based staff.

Twitter has indicated that some of its employees could do their jobs from home on a permanent basis.


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