Mindful of the changes in the workplace such as hybrid or face-to-face amidst opening of the economy, the British Chamber of Commerce Philippines hosted a webinar titled, “Deciphering PEZA’s Guidelines for the WFH Arrangement” via Zoom.

Aside from British Chamber’s Executive Director and Trustee Chris Nelson who moderated the virtual event, Chairman William Bailey is also one of the attendees.

The event discussed the recent changes such as fiscal incentives, and the requirements and procedures registration guidelines with PEZA for endorsement with BOI for Registered Business Enterprises (RBE’s) in the ITBPM sector. Keynote speakers are PEZA’s representative — Atty. Ross Vincent S. Sy, the Group Manager of the Enterprise Regulation and Support Services Group (ERSSG), and Atty. Elyjean DC Portoza, Director of the Legal and Compliance Service (LCS) of the Board of Investments (BOI) joined the panel discussion.

Applications are ongoing until 16 December 2022. Likewise, the specific date indicated on the official receipt stated by BOI should be the date of effectivity of RBE’s registration with BOI.

As mentioned by Atty. Sy, so far, the total number of submitted RBEs by the company was around 1,210; while those that have applied for BOI registration were around 78 RBEs. If applications are not filed, these RBEs will report onsite by January 2023.

“It’s very pertinent now that we’ve been coming [from] the pandemic and obviously people looking at work arrangements,” Chris Nelson said.

The British Chamber continues to exchange business dialogues with government entities. There are also two pending events next week, such as the European Philippine Business Dialogue” on 14th November 2022 (Monday) and the 6th Property Matters on 16th November 2022 (Wednesday).


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