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NEA DONATES PPE TO GOV’T HOSPITALS FOR COVID-19 FIGHT

The National Electrification Administration (NEA) has donated 300 personal protective equipment (PPE) coveralls to support frontline health workers in their fight against the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.  The NEA through its Human Resources and Administration Department (HRAD) and the Samahan ng mga Kawaning Makareporma ng NEA (SAMAKAREN) turned over the PPE coveralls to three […]

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DPWH BEGINS CONSTRUCTION OF LANAO DEL NORTE CENTRALIZED MEDICAL WAREHOUSE – VILLAR

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has started construction of a centralized medical warehouse that will benefit the provincial hospitals of Balo-i, Kauswagan, Kolambugan, Baroy, Kapatagan, and Sultan Naga Dimaporo all in the province of Lanao del Norte. Citing a report from DPWH Region 10 Director Zenaida Tan, DPWH Secretary Mark Villar said […]

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DUTERTE SIGNS MALASAKIT CENTER ACT – GO

Despite the threat of inclement weather brought by Typhoon Tisoy, Senator Bong Go pushed through to join the opening of the 52nd Malasakit Center in the country at the Ospital ng Malabon in Malabon City. The launch was led by Sec. Michael Lloyd Dino of the Office of the Presidential Assistant for the Visayas (OPAV), […]

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NURSES TO GET SALARY INCREASE EARLY NEXT YEAR – GO

Starting next year, nurses working in public health institutions will be enjoying a salary increase of not lower than that of salary grade 15 after the Senate Committee on Finance approved needed appropriations pursuant to a Supreme Court decision that upheld Section 32 of the Philippine Nursing Act of 2002. Senator Bong Go, Chair of […]

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IMPLEMENT LAW INCREASING SALARY OF NURSES – REVILLA

Senator Bong Revilla reiterated the need to implement R.A. 9173 or the “Philippine Nursing Act of 2002” which pegs the base pay of nurses in the public sector at Salary Grade 15 as he questioned its exclusion in the 2020 national budget despite the Supreme Court’s ruling. In Revilla’s interpellation during the Senate’s hearing of […]

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INCREASED FUNDING FOR UHC IMPLEMENTATION NEEDED– GO

The Department of Health’s (DOH) proposed P160.15 billion budget for 2020 was approved on committee level during a Senate public hearing presided by Senator Bong Go, chair of the Subcommittee F of the Senate Committee on Finance. During the hearing, Go expressed his full support for the DOH. However, the legislator also raised concerns regarding […]

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INCREASE BED CAPACITY IN GOV’T HOSPITALS – ANGARA

Reelectionist Senator Sonny Angara stressed the need to upgrade the facilities and increase the bed capacity of government-run hospitals under the Department of Health (DOH) in anticipation of the influx of patients due to the impending implementation of the landmark universal health care (UHC) law. “To accommodate more patients, government hospitals would need additional beds […]