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Here’s why the Philippines has the most freelancers in Southeast Asia

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LAWMAKERS in the Philippines recently passed the Telecommuniting Act which provides equal pay and benefits for workers who worked in the office or from home, making the option of freelancing even more attractive for the job market.

With over one million freelancers, — many of which were telecommuters, individual consultants or service providers — the Philippines is the top country in Southeast Asia for project-based work, ranking fourth globally next India, the US and Pakistan, according to job-search website Freelancer.com

Between January and February this year, the country saw an additional four million applications for freelance jobs from 26 million with millennials aged 18 to 37 making up the bulk of the 30.8 million applicants.

Freelancer.com vice president for international Sebastian Siseles recently told ABS-CBN News that freelancers earn P10,000 (US$188) per project which they can do........

© Asian Correspondent