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Philippine parishes to comply with four-day work week

Proposal to shorten working week pending in Congress

Philippine parishes to comply with four-day work week

Philippine Catholic parishes will have to adjust office hours once a law that will shorten work week in the country is passed in Congress. (Photo by Angie de Silva) 

May 17, 2017

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Philippine Catholic parishes will comply with a proposed four-day work week once it is implemented.

A proposal to reduce the number of work days in the country is currently pending in the Lower House of Congress.

Father Jerome Secillano, of the public affairs office of the bishops' conference, said parishes will have to follow the law.

"We will surely act in accordance with it," said the priest, adding that parish priests have to come up with a work schedule that will also benefit the parishioners.

An "internal arrangement" between the staff and parish administrators will have to be done, said Father Secillano.

"There has to be an understanding with regards to the peculiar work schedule of parish staff because Saturdays and Sundays are busy days for churches," he said.

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