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GIVE WORKERS ADDITIONAL BENEFITS – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian vowed to pursue measures institutionalizing tax cuts for work-from-home employees, additional benefits to construction workers, and condoning penalties for unpaid Social Security System (SSS) contributions of household employers. Aside from the usual wage increases, additional benefits in the form of insurance packages, tax deductions, and social insurance coverage will help alleviate the […]

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ISKO MORENO TO IMPROVE BENEFITS OF ECOZONE WORKERS

More benefits for the country’s close to 300,000 ecozone workers. This was the commitment made by Manila Mayor and Aksyon Demokratiko standard-bearer Isko Moreno Domagoso, who on Wednesday vowed to provide additional benefits for workers in the various economic and industrial zones in the country if elected president. According to data from the Department of […]

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GORDON LAUDS COVID-19 BENEFITS FOR HEALTH WORKERS

Senator Dick Gordon welcomed the passing on third reading of Senate Bill No. 2421, a measure that he authored and co-sponsored, which extends the granting of COVID-19 benefits to both public and private healthcare workers. Gordon, the vice-chairman of the Senate Committee on Finance, said that he hopes that the continued awarding of monetary benefits […]

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BILL FOR HEALTH WORKERS’ BENEFITS GETS SENATE OK

Health care workers are now assured of receiving their COVID-19 benefits and allowances as long as the state of national public health emergency declared by the President is in place, Senator Sonny Angara said. As the sponsor and co-author of Senate Bill 2421 that was approved on third and final reading, Angara said there should […]

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VILLAFUERTE TO CONGRESS: NURSE SHORTAGE POSSIBLE

Camarines Sur Rep. LRay Villafuerte has urged his congressional colleagues to help address the imminent shortage of nurses by passing in the remaining session weeks of the Legislature a bill that would encourage these healthcare workers to stay in the Philippines through reforms in nursing education. “The bill should be acted upon with urgency amid […]

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BILL FOR HEALTH WORKERS’ BENEFITS GETS HOUSE NOD

The House of Representatives approved on second reading a measure granting mandatory continuing benefits to public, private, and barangay health workers during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic and other future public health emergencies. The chamber passed through voice voting House Bill 10701, which aims to promote the welfare of health workers by providing mandatory benefits […]

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LAW FOR HEALTHCARE WORKERS’ BENEFITS PUSHED

Camarines Sur Rep. LRay Villafuerte has backed President Rodrigo Duterte’s release of P1.185 billion for the special risk allowance (SRA) of medical frontliners as a measure to recognize the sacrifices made by them in the fight against the lingering pandemic and urged lawmakers to do their part by writing a law that would institutionalize such […]

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HOUSE TOLD: PASS 2 BILLS FOR FILIPINO ATHLETES

Camarines Sur Representative LRay Villafuerte is urging his colleagues in the House of Representatives to swiftly approve two pro-Filipino athlete bills he has authored as companion measures to the proposal that seeks to grant benefits to Filipino professional athletes who win in international sports competitions.  One of Villafuerte’s bills aims to grant women equal opportunity […]

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‘CASH-FOR-WORK’ BENEFIT 6K DAVAO CITY RESIDENTS

More than 6,000 residents in Davao City’s first district stand to benefit from the continuing cash-for-work project of the first congressional district office, in coordination with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), through the agency’s Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan – Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (Kalahi-CIDSS) program. The office of Davao […]

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HEALTH WORKERS’ BENEFITS GET HOUSE PANEL OK

The House Committee on Health approved in principle several measures that would continue the provision of allowances and benefits to all public and private health workers during the state of public health emergency due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. The panel, chaired by Quezon Representative Angelina Tan, approved House Bills 9640, 10198, 10285, 10331, […]