The FDCP has received several complaints from the audio-visual industry reporting that despite the Department of Labor and Employment’s Labor Advisory for flexible work arrangements and the FDCP’s Memorandum Order to suspend production of film, television, and other audio-visual contents for the duration of the community quarantine in NCR effective immediately, some professionals are still being required to report in person to work places, including editors and post-house workers.
May we reiterate that our suspension order covers pre and post-production work, along with all audio-visual work and services that would agitate the transmission of the virus. All these are in line and pursuant to the stringent social distancing measures and further guidelines of the COVID-19 situation as released by the Office of Executive Secretary and the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Disease.
At this crucial time of the government’s efforts to contain the further spread of the virus, we once again urge private companies and organizations from the industry to place the community and the workers’ safety above business interests and comply with the recommendations of the government to adopt flexible work arrangements and allow for workers to work from home as much as possible while still securing services.
In the meantime, the reports we will receive will be forwarded to the Department of Labor and Employment for appropriate investigation and sanctions, if necessary. We will be monitoring these reports closely as well.
For everyone’s guidance.
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