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VICO SOTTO PAYS TRIBUTE TO PASIG HEALTH WORKERS

The Pasig City government paid tribute to health care workers for their relentless and exemplary service amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Mayor Vico Sotto, in a social media post over the weekend, thanked all their medical frontliners who kept the city’s centralized isolation facility in Rizal High School (RHS) running for more than two years. “Words […]

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LAW EXPANDS BENEFITS OF HEALTH WORKERS – GORDON

Senator Dick Gordon dedicated the passage of a law that continues to mandate the continued awarding of additional benefits to health workers that have been fighting valiantly against COVID-19. Gordon, the primary author, and co-sponsor of Senate Bill (SB) 2371, which was signed into Republic Act (RA) 11712, said that he welcomed the long-awaited passage […]

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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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FUNDING FOR SRA OF HEALTH WORKERS ASSURED

Public and private healthcare workers (HCWs) are likely to get mandatory and continued special risk allowance (SRA) in future public health emergencies as both legislative chambers moved closer to giving their final nod before the Feb. 5 congressional adjournment to a measure providing such extra pay to these medical frontliners, according to Camarines Sur Rep. […]

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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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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, […]

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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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2022 BUDGET MUST KEEP UP WITH COVID-19 – ANGARA

Senator Sonny Angara sees the need for more flexibility in the processes involved in the annual submission of the national budget to keep up with the constantly changing demands and situation on the ground during the pandemic. As the chairman of the Committee on Finance, Angara noted that many of the requirements of the various […]

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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 […]