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INSTITUTIONALIZATION OF FRONTLINERS’ BENEFITS URGED

Senator Kiko Pangilinan has sponsored a measure seeking to institutionalize benefits for public and private frontliners during a state of public health emergencies as he aims for faster disbursement so they can use it for the needs of their families. Pangilinan said Senate Bill No. 2421 if passed into law, will help avoid a repeat […]

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GIVE HEALTH WORKERS MORE BENEFITS – VILLANUEVA

Senator Joel Villanueva pushed the passage of a bill that would institutionalize additional benefits for health workers, saying action should speak louder than words in giving honor to those who put their lives on the line in the battle against COVID-19. “We can shower our health care workers with words of admiration, praises and all […]

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ANGARA: SUSTAIN BENEFITS FOR HEALTH WORKERS

The Senate Committee on Finance is set to present in plenary the committee report on the bill that will ensure the benefits intended for public and private health workers under the Bayanihan 1 and 2 laws will continue to be provided even after their expiry. Senate Bill 2371 filed by Senators Dick Gordon and Senator […]

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SENATE OKS BENEFITS OF DECEASED PROSECUTORS BILL

The Senate passed on third and final reading a measure granting benefits to the surviving legitimate spouse and dependent children of deceased retired members of the National Prosecution Service (NPS). With 22 unanimous votes of senators physically and virtually present, Senate Bill No. (SBN) 2373, or An Act Granting Survivorship Benefits to the Surviving Legitimate […]

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CONGRESS URGED TO OK BILLS FOR HEALTHCARE WORKERS

With sufficient funding for all additional benefits of healthcare workers apparently still an uncertainty, Camarines Sur Rep. LRay Villafuerte said that the long-term solution to guarantee such extra remuneration for  medical frontliners is for Congress to pass new legislation providing them with hazard pay plus substantial increases in the current rates of their overtime pay and […]

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GORDON PUSHES FOR HEALTHCARE WORKERS’ BENEFITS

Senator Dick Gordon called on his Senate colleagues to prioritize the measure granting the continued benefits of essential healthcare workers who risk their lives in relieving suffering and saving lives, especially during this pandemic. Gordon said his measure, logged as Senate Bill 2371, mandates the continuing grant of the special risk allowance (SRA) and other […]

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HIKED BENEFITS FOR RETIRED DFA CAREER EXECS URGED

Senator Panfilo M. Lacson took the cudgels for retired career officials of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) as he pushed for an increase in their monthly pension and disability benefits, in exchange for their long years of looking after the welfare of Filipinos and the interests of the Philippines abroad. Lacson, in filing Senate […]

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GIVE OFWS FROM AFGHANISTAN OWWA BENEFITS – ANGARA

Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) repatriated from Afghanistan are entitled to various benefits and assistance to help them while they are sorting out their lives. As the sponsor and author of Republic Act 10801 or the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Act of 2016, Senator Sonny Angara said the repatriated Filipinos from the conflict-ridden Afghanistan will […]

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DUTERTE ORDERS RELEASE OF HEALTH WORKERS’ BENEFITS – GORDON

Senator Dick Gordon, who initiated the investigation, motu proprio, on the delayed provision of healthcare workers’ benefits, said that President Rodrigo Duterte’s order to the Department of Health (DOH) and Department of Budget and Management (DBM) to process and release their paybacks in ten days is a significant development to the ongoing probe of the […]

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NURSES ARE SLEEPLESS WITHOUT BENEFITS — ABANTE

While he sympathizes with Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Francisco Duque due to his recent bout with insomnia, Deputy Speaker Benny Abante Jr. said on Wednesday he is more concerned about the sleepless nights of nurses who have yet to receive their benefits from the DOH, which is why he has called on the DOH […]