By: Elena Grace Flores
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Vice Mayor Mike Rama Vows to Act Upon the Protection of Online Workers
Bongbong Marcos previously reveals his secret alliance with Cebu’s Vice Mayor Mike Rama. Rama was a member of the Liberal Party until he joined the United National Alliance of former Vice President Jejomar Binay. Marcos is a notable patron of technology. He urges industries to upgrade their capability on this area to be competitive. He also supports the emergence of online workers and professionals by continously educating people through his blogs and speeches in adjusting their skills to the needs of the workforce today. Thus, preventing job miss-match which is rampant at the present time. This is the same mindset that the Vice Mayor of Cebu manifested recently in a press conference.
YouTube video by Bongbong Marcos
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Online Professionals are NOT Underground Workers
The Vice Mayor elaborates on the answers of Gov. Philip Tan of the Wage Board when asked about why companies are allowed to consider online workers as contractors rather than regular staff. This was when he explains the 18 Pesos wage increase for low-income earners instead of the 300 Pesos demand of the masses at the 888 News Forum at the Marco Polo Hotel recently. Tan talks about underground workers but this is not the case for online professionals like teachers or educators. Fortunately, Rama knows about the Professional status of the BIR for online professionals.
Avid Tax Payers
The wages of professionals who work from home are automatically deducted 10% withholding tax. However, despite the bank’s payroll account, local companies owned by foreign nationals do not consider them employees. Thus, not qualifying them for health insurance provision, social security system benefits and other government-supported advantages.
Marcos emphasizes the importance of adjusting the government system to equip its constituents with the know-how of what is required for the modern jobs. He spearheads the existence of the windmills when it was the first in the country. Together with his sister, now Senator Imee Marcos, they made their home province a call center hub. Innovative cultural traditions and attractions are also popular in Ilocos Norte.
Choose a Leader Wisely in 2022
Vice Mayor Rama reminds the press representatives that the elections 2022 is fast approaching. He said that choosing a leader that can adjust to the current trends is crucial. Government processes will be simplified. Efficient handling is also crucial so better observe the traits of a candidate, he added. Is he hinting on Bongbong Marcos?