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The COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting global lockdown has forced people to work from home (WFH) more often. Already, experts are saying that telecommuting is...

WFH during quarantine: FRS Construction Corp.’s Cheryl V. Feliciano

Like most businesses, construction abruptly stopped once enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) was enforced.

WFH: Favor Church’s James Aiton

MONDAYS to Fridays were spent working in the office. Friday nights kicked off the weekend of me-time or hanging out with friends. Sundays were for church and family bonding. Then Monday would roll around. An ordinary week used to look like this. Until the pandemic happened, and everyone found themselves stuck at home 24/7, save for the occasional grocery runs and essential errands. Now the days blend together and it’s doubtful anyone can tell what day it is without looking at the calendar.

WFH during the ECQ: Chocolatier Christian Valdes

WE as a species can live without chocolate — we simply refuse to live a life without it. Even at the height of wartime privation in the 1940s, governments somehow still deemed chocolate a necessity, and it was allowed in stores, even if the wartime bars were of lower quality. Chocolate found itself in soldier’s kits, to boost morale and to serve as emergency rations (those bars weren’t very good either, according to reports).

WFH during the ECQ: Kumu’s Roland Ros

LIVE streaming company Kumu Holdings has been responding to a surge in demand for entertainment and online community spaces since the start of the enhanced community quarantine.

WFH during the ECQ: CIMB Bank’s Vijay Manoharan

WHAT has it been like to be an expat in the Philippines during an extraordinary mandated work from home situation?

WFH during the ECQ : Robinsons Bank’s Kevin Palma

FOR some people, working from home means converting their TV screen for trading.

WFH during the ECQ: Ateneo de Davao’s Mark “Macoy” Samante

FOR a unit involved in community engagement and advocacy, with disaster response and resilience among its main programs, working from home during a health emergency sounds rather contradictory.

WFH during the ECQ: RCBC’s Mike Ricafort and UnionBank’s Carlo Asuncion

While healthcare workers are on the frontlines and scientists are busy testing possible vaccines or cures for a virus that has changed the world, economists are getting their hands dirty at home as well. They are rigidly working with data to assess how this pandemic could change the course of our economy, updating their projections and recommendations to help seal that soft landing when recovery comes.

WFH during the ECQ: LPC’s Lylah Fronda-Ledonio and Phillip Añonuevo

WITH enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in Metro Manila nearing the 60-day mark, Leechiu Property Consultants (LPC) executive directors for commercial leasing Lylah Fronda-Ledonio and Phillip Añonuevo now have their work-from-home (WFH) routines down pat.

WFH during the ECQ: Timson’s Darren Pangan

AS the Philippine workforce has shifted into a work-from-home (WFH) dynamic to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the country, Darren Blaine T. Pangan, Head of Online Trading and Trader at Timson Securities, Inc., has been monitoring the local stock market and performing his day to day office duties from the safety of his home.

WFH during the ECQ: BAVI’s Ronald Mascariñas

FORCED to do much of his work at home with the enhanced community quarantine in effect in the National Capital Region and nearby provinces, Ronald Mascariñas, Bounty Agro Ventures Inc. (BAVI) president and general manager, said that the setup is not much of an adjustment to him as he had been working from home on occasion even before the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic rendered outside movement limited.

WFH during ECQ: Salcedo Auctions’ Richie Lerma

AUCTION houses, much as art fairs and galleries, are now selling and exhibiting online, having made a total shift to digital platforms during the quarantine period.

WFH during the ECQ: Lenovo’s Michael Ngan

THE pandemic may have brought several industries to their knees because of quarantine measures which limit people’s movements outside their homes — but not Lenovo as the computer manufacturing company is expecting to see a rise in demand for its laptops and other productivity accessories. That optimism also led the company to hold the Philippine launch of the new additions to its Legion gaming line via a digital press conference, the first time it has ever done so.

WFH during the ECQ: JoyRide’s Noli Eala

RUNNING a business during the coronavirus lockdown requires a great deal of attention and discipline. For Jose Emmanuel “Noli” M. Eala, vice-president for corporate affairs at JoyRide (We Move Things Philippines, Inc.), a work-from-home business leader can be effective if he knows how to keep his focus on the specifics of his work amid all the distractions in his environment.

WFH during the ECQ: Mindanaoan educator Joji Ilagan-Bian

JOJI Ilagan-Bian, an ASEAN Outstanding Women Entrepreneurs awardee, gets ready for her work-from-home (WFH) day the same way she did when heading to the office before the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) measures were imposed.

WFH during the ECQ: MPT South Corp.’s Roberto Bontia

ENSURING the unhampered flow of cargo, essential food supplies and medical equipment on the southern expressways is Roberto V. Bontia’s commitment to the public during the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) while working from home.

WFH during the ECQ: DLSU Prof. Nina Tesoro-Poblador

So what is it like to work from home (WFH) when home, for the duration, is paradise?

WFH during the ECQ: KMC Savills’ Cha Carbonell, Gerold Fernando, and...

THE ongoing lockdown in the Philippine capital has prompted many companies to suddenly implement work from home (WFH) programs. But a few companies like real estate services firm KMC Savills had already been allowing some employees to work from home before the imposition of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ), as long as key performance indicators (KPIs) were achieved.

WFH during the ECQ: Thomson Reuters’ Tes Veloso

WORKING from home (WFH)doesn’t necessarily mean you get to finish earlier than usual.

WFH during the ECQ: Lazada’s Neil Trinidad

IT is more than a month into the Luzon-wide quarantine and while many people still go to work as essential workers and frontliners, even more employees have had to adjust to a work from home lifestyle where video conferencing is the name of the game.