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BETTER PENSION, BENEFITS FOR DFA RETIREES PUSHED

The technical working group (TWG) of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs chaired by Pangasinan Representative Ma. Rachel Arenas convened recently to resume discussion on the bills seeking to adjust the monthly pension and disability benefits of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) retirees. In his opening remarks, Committee on Foreign Affairs Vice Chair and […]

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P1.2B BI MODERNIZATION FUND GETS HOUSE PANEL OK

The consolidated bill just recently approved by the House committee on justice on the makeover of the Bureau of Immigration (BI) aims to put up a P1.2-billion Immigration Trust Fund (ITF) to modernize this agency, touch up its pay scales and further professionalize its officers plus rank and file, according to Camarines Sur Rep. LRay […]

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RESTORE P76B FOR COVID-19 FRONTLINERS – SOLON

ANAKALUSUGAN Party-list Representative Ray Florence T. Reyes expressed disappointment in the decision of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) to slash the Department of Health’s (DOH) 76-billion-peso budget for arrears for health workers and urged fellow lawmakers to reallocation. “It is disappointing that DBM cut the health agency’s budget for arrears payment. Next year […]

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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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BENEFITS FOR KIN OF MURDERED LAWYERS, JUDGES URGED

Anakalusugan Party-list has filed a bill that aims to give security and ensure benefits for the bereaved families of murdered judges, prosecutors, and lawyers. Filed under House Bill No. 1694, the proposal amends Section 2 and 3 of Republic Act No. 910, which accords benefits to the family of retired judiciary personnel only, to include […]

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MORE BENEFITS FOR BRGY HEALTH WORKERS – BONG GO

Two senators filed bills that aim to add more benefits for barangay health workers (BHWs) who have been playing an important role in the country’s fight against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Senator Bong Go reiterated the need to pass into law his filed bill which seeks to mandate the appointment of at least two BHWs […]

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GIVE MEDIA WORKERS MORE BENEFITS – VILLAFUERTE

A measure providing workers in the media industry security of tenure, hazard and overtime pay, mandatory additional insurance coverage plus other job-related benefits enjoyed by regular employees in both the government and private sector has been filed at the House of Representatives. Camarines Sur Representatives LRay Villafuerte, Tsuyoshi Anthony Horibata, Migz Villafuerte, and Bicol Saro […]

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GO TO DOH: RUSH BENEFITS OF HEALTH CARE WORKERS

Senator Bong Go, who heads the Senate Committee on Health and Demography, commended the Department of Health for fast-tracking the provision of benefits to the country’s health care workers (HCWs). Go further reminded DOH and those in the Executive branch to ensure the proper implementation of the law by providing what is due to frontliners […]

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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 […]