Work from home is the norm these days as Metro Manila, Luzon Island, and other areas in the Philippines have gone on lockdown to stop the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) from spreading.
As the community quarantine suspended non-essential work and public transportation, regular office workers were able to more smoothly transition to work from home arrangements. However, Filipinos who are daily wage earners have had to struggle to find ways to continue earning an income even while restricted to stay at home.
Nearly a month into the community quarantine, there is talk of an extension – and therefore more struggles are anticipated by the non-office workers.
This is the gap filled by online jobs offered in the #SanaOL campaign that is now being supported by actor Dingdong Dantes and his Yes Pinoy Foundation.
Dantes and his foundation have partnered with online job websites, Jobstreet, Workabroad PH, and the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) through the #SanaOL campaign.
The GMA Kapuso Primetime King shared the good news on his social media on April 3, 2020, to help Filipinos earn a living while the community quarantine is on-going amidst the global health emergency and resulting economic crisis.
“Gusto mo ba ng trabaho habang naka-home quarantine? (Do you want a job while on quarantine?)” Dantes asks in his post on social media.
“The YesPinoy Foundation supports the #SanaOL campaign of Jobstreet and Workabroad PH to provide livelihood opportunities to our kababayans amid the COVID-19 crisis,” the 39-year-old actor said, echoing what is written on the social media card.
The Descendants of the Sun Philippines lead actor listed the qualifications for job hiring for home-based work:
- freelancers looking for alternative work
- K-12 High School graduates
- No experience needed-type of jobs
Dantes also said interviews can be done on the telephone.
@DingdongDantes will be live on Twitter on Monday, April 6 at 5 p.m. to answer questions about #SanaOL campaign and online jobs available to Filipinos.
Interested applicants may also go directly to the Jobstreet Philippines Facebook page.
More Filipino TV personalities have also shown concern for the public and frontliners facing the life-threatening coronavirus disease.
Bela Padilla raised over Php 3 million to help the Manila street vendors and urban poor affected by the on-going Luzon-wide lockdown.
Lea Salonga’s Facebook Live Bayanihan Musikahan concert raised Php 2 million overnight for the urban poor and health workers.
Ben&Ben also went on Facebook live and raised over 2.7 million pesos for Puhon PH efforts during the COVID-19 crisis.
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