Published June 14, 2022, 12:05 AM by Monchito B. Ibrahim
I had two great news that made me smile last week. Both would be critical to the future of the Philippines as a global hub for digital workers.
The first one is the news that Senate Bill 1834: Philippine Digital Workforce Competitiveness Act which was principally authored by Senators Sonny Angara and Joel Villanueva, was approved by the Senate on third and final reading. Adding to this good news is the fact that the House of Representatives has adopted the Senate’s version of the bill. With these developments, the bill can now be transmitted to Malacañang for the President’s signature. What makes this legislation very significant for preparing our country and its people for the future is the fact that it provides a development framework that will help ensure that Filipinos are equipped with digital and 21st century skills, globally competitive, and ready to take on the jobs of the future.