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BARANGAY HEALTH WORKERS MAGNA CARTA GETS HOUSE OK

The proposed Magna Carta for Barangay Health Workers (BHWs) or House Bill (HB) No. 6557 was unanimously approved by the House of Representatives on third and final reading with an overwhelming 258 votes. Once enacted into law, accredited BHWs shall be entitled to incentives and benefits that include hazard allowance, transportation allowance, subsistence allowance, one-time […]

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GIVE BRGY HEALTH WORKERS MORE BENEFITS – PADILLA

For the sacrifices they made to protect the health of ordinary FIlipinos, it is only fitting that barangay health workers (BHWs) be entitled to additional compensation and benefits. This is the gist of Senate Bill 232 filed by Senator Robin Padilla, which also sought to stop discrimination against the BHWs. Padilla’s bill also aims to […]

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NURSING COURSES FOR BRGY HEALTH WORKERS URGED

A party-list lawmaker proposed to the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) to design an Associate in Health Sciences two-year program to be piloted in some state universities and colleges (SUCs) that already have strong health professions programs. BHW Representative Angelica Natasha Co said this two-year program would help barangay health workers (BHW) eventually attain civil […]

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GIVE BRGY HEALTH WORKERS 20% DISCOUNT – SALCEDA

A House of Representatives panel pushed for a 20-percent discount for barangay health workers (BHWs) to provide them proper compensation during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. The House Ways and Means Committee approved the unnumbered substitute bill to several measures proposing for a Magna Carta for Barangay Health Workers. “Grant a 20 percent discount on […]

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SPIKE IN DENGUE CASES HIGHLIGHT NEED FOR HEALTH WORKERS IN EVERY BARANGAY — ARAGONES

Laguna 3rd District Rep. Sol Aragones said the country’s current struggle with the dengue outbreak highlights the need to mandate the inclusion of health workers in every barangay to aid the Department of Health (DOH) in its dengue prevention and management efforts. “The number of dengue cases, together with the other communicable and non-communicable diseases, […]

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INCREASE PAY OF PUBLIC HEALTH PROFESSIONALS – GO

During the 86th National Annual Convention of the Philippine Public Health Association, Inc., Senator Bong Go vowed to push for the pay increase of public health professionals and other civilian government workers. Attending the event were professionals from the public health system including doctors, nurses, midwives, barangay health workers, sanitation inspectors, and administrative staff. “One […]