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VILLANUEVA: GIVE ALL HEALTHCARE WORKERS HAZARD PAY

All healthcare workers should all be given hazard pay and allowances for risking exposure to COVID-19 every day in private and public health institutions, Senator Joel Villanueva said. At the Senate hearing on Senate Bill No. 2371 or the Benefits for Healthcare Workers Act, Villanueva not only endorsed a proposal doubling the Special Risk Allowances […]

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CONTINUE HEALTH WORKERS’ HAZARD PAY – ANGARA

Senator Sonny Angara reminded the Department of Health (DOH) that apart from the special risk allowance (SRA) to health workers, they are also entitled to hazard allowance as the frontliners in the country’s battle against COVID-19. Citing Section 21 of Republic Act 7305 or the Magna Carta of Public Health Workers, Angara said that during […]

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VILLAFUERTE: OK HAZARD PAY FOR HEALTH WORKERS

Camarines Sur Rep. LRay Villafuerte is calling on Congress to fast-track the approval of two legislative measures that aim to provide health workers with hazard pay plus substantial increases in the current rates of their overtime pay and other benefits.  Villafuerte said these proposals, which he authored, will prevent a repeat of the  current unrest […]

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QC EMPLOYEES TO RECEIVE HAZARD PAY – BELMONTE

Quezon City employees who reported for work during the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) and modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) will soon receive their hazard pay. The local government has allocated P250 million for the payment of hazard pay to eligible employees who helped in the delivery of services and programs to residents during the covered […]

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PROBE HEALTH WORKERS’ DELAYED BENEFITS – LOPEZ

A lawmaker at the House of Representatives is seeking a congressional inquiry into the reported delay in the release of allowances and other benefits of medical workers at the frontlines of the country’s battle against coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Manila 1st District Representative Manuel Luis Lopez filed House Resolution No. 1704 which calls for an investigation, […]

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RELEASE HAZARD PAY OF FRONTLINERS – PANGILINAN

With 16,764 frontline health workers yet to receive their hazard pay and risk allowance worth P108.3 million under the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act (Bayanihan 1), Senator Kiko Pangilinan said that the Senate needs to immediately figure out how to provide funding for the frontliners who continue to risk their life every day. “Bayanihan […]

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RELEASE DAILY VIRUS HAZARD PAY OF FRONTLINERS – PANGILINAN

On National Heroes’ Day, Senator Kiko Pangilinan called on the Department of Health (DOH) to ensure that medical frontliners receive their P500 daily hazard pay. “Let us honor and celebrate our everyday heroes against COVID (coronavirus disease) by paying them their due, and releasing their daily hazard pay is the least we could do,” Pangilinan said. “Releasing […]

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BACOLOD CITY OKS P41.5M HAZARD PAY FOR FRONTLINERS – LEONARDIA

The city government of Bacolod is set to release P41.5 million in hazard pay and special risk allowance for employees who rendered frontline and other essential services during the 47-day enhanced community quarantine (ECQ). During its regular session recently, the City Council presided by Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran unanimously approved the appropriation for the […]

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GIVE ESSENTIAL WORKERS IN PRIVATE, PUBLIC SECTORS HAZARD PAY – VILLANUEVA

Senator Joel Villanueva has filed measures seeking to give essential personnel both in the private and public sectors hazard pay, given the risks faced by these workers, especially during this time of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic where virus transmission is very high. Citing the plight of sanitation workers such as street sweepers and garbage […]

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GIVE VOLUNTEER HEALTH WORKERS HAZARD PAY, BENEFITS – ANGARA

Senator Sonny Angara welcomed the grant of hazard pay and a special risk allowance to public health workers who continuously serve the nation at this critical time, but emphasized that volunteers should also be included. Administrative Order No. 26, which was issued recently, authorizes the grant of hazard pay to government personnel and enumerates its […]