- Luzon and other places in the country are observing “enhanced community quarantine” to contain the virus
Using social media, some employees took their time to thank their respective companies for giving them good support amid the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in the country and the month-long lockdown.
Twitter user AJ @iaamAJ_ expressed his thanks to his company for letting them work from home and offering shuttle service, free lunches, and hotel accommodations.
He wrote, “Thankful din ako sa company naming. Work from home is activated (being fixed starting kanina), Shuttle Service, Free Lunch everyday, Hotel accommodation sa Microtel for people outside MM (priority).”
Thankful din ako sa company namin. Work from home is activated (being fixed starting kanina), Shuttle Service, Free Lunch everyday, Hotel Accommodation sa Microtel for people outside MM(priority).
— AJ ツ (@iaamAJ_) March 17, 2020
Multiplatform news reporter Zandro Ochona said he is overwhelmed after knowing how companies like ABS-CBN take care of their employees.
He stated on Facebook,”Nakakaiyak how companies are taking care of their employees. Sa ABS-CBN libre na breakfast, lunch, dinner at merienda namin. May quarters na rin so we can sleep sa office. May shower din naman so we can take a bath there. May shuttle din para masundo kami from a place to ABS-CBN. May option na rin kami to work from home kahit reporters kami.And then I saw how the Ayalas are taking care of their employees. Wow. We’re all in this together talaga. There is hope. God bless all of us.”
ABS-CBN Current Affairs Writer and Producer Nick Villavecer is grateful to the media company for still giving wages to its employees despite the situation.
“Thankful that we at ABS-CBN are still paid regardless of employment status. Employees who still have to work are also given free meals from breakfast to dinner. We have free shuttle services as well,” he said.
He added, “We are also assured by the company that should any employee be diagnosed positive of COVID-19, ABS-CBN will shoulder all the medical expenses.”
President Rodrigo Duterte put Luzon under an “enhanced community quarantine” starting midnight of March 15 until April 12 to prevent the spread of coronavirus. It cut off domestic air, land, and sea access to the capital megacity of Manila.
Classes, mass gatherings, and work for non-essential services were also suspended. Meanwhile, health care workers; vendors in groceries and public markets; airport staff; and those working in business process outsourcing firms — are still required to go to work. Establishments that provide food and health care were ordered to remain open.