DTI urges firms to incentivize vaxxed employees

Although Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Ramon Lopez stands by the belief that vaccination should not be made mandatory in the workplace, he did recommend for firms to incentivize the vaccination of their employees. According to him, this is a more suitable approach than firing workers for refusing to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. There is also the option of adding a preference standard for job applicants who have already been vaccinated. Lopez also emphasized the importance of vaccination in the country’s goal of complete economic recovery.

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