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ALLOWANCE FOR HEALTHCARE WORKERS AMID COVID PUSHED

Camarines Sur Rep. LRay Villafuerte has expressed hope that President Rodrigo Duterte would soon green-light the measure giving COVID-related benefits to the country’s healthcare workers (HCWs), retroactive to July last year, and for them to continue receiving such extra pay for as long as the state of public health emergency stays. Villafuerte issued this statement […]

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INSTITUTIONALIZATION OF FRONTLINERS’ BENEFITS URGED

Senator Kiko Pangilinan has sponsored a measure seeking to institutionalize benefits for public and private frontliners during a state of public health emergencies as he aims for faster disbursement so they can use it for the needs of their families. Pangilinan said Senate Bill No. 2421 if passed into law, will help avoid a repeat […]

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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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CONGRESS URGED TO OK BILLS FOR HEALTHCARE WORKERS

With sufficient funding for all additional benefits of healthcare workers apparently still an uncertainty, Camarines Sur Rep. LRay Villafuerte said that the long-term solution to guarantee such extra remuneration for  medical frontliners is for Congress to pass new legislation providing them with hazard pay plus substantial increases in the current rates of their overtime pay and […]

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VILLANUEVA: SEND SRA ‘BUDGET ERRATA’ TO CONGRESS

If government really intends to extend the grant of Special Risk Allowance (SRA) and COVID-19 Active Duty Hazard Pay (AHDP) to health workers next year, it should send to Congress a “budget errata” specifying the required amounts that will have to be included in the 2022 national budget, Senator Joel Villanueva said. “Kung seryoso po […]

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DUTERTE ORDERS RELEASE OF HEALTH WORKERS’ BENEFITS – GORDON

Senator Dick Gordon, who initiated the investigation, motu proprio, on the delayed provision of healthcare workers’ benefits, said that President Rodrigo Duterte’s order to the Department of Health (DOH) and Department of Budget and Management (DBM) to process and release their paybacks in ten days is a significant development to the ongoing probe of the […]

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UPDATE INFO ON NEGLECTED TROPICAL DISEASES –CHED

The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and the Department of Health (DOH) will equip the country’s future health workforce with up-to-date information on Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) by integrating it in the curricula of Philippine colleges and universities. NTDs will be included in the curricula of Medicine, Nursing, Medical Technology, Midwifery, and Physical Therapy courses. […]

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CASTELOS TO OFFER MASS FOR COVID-19 VICTIMS, FRONTLINERS

Quezon City 2nd District Rep. Precious Hipolito Castelo and Councilor Winnie Castelo are offering a mass for victims of Covid-19 and for healthcare workers who succumbed to the deadly virus. The mass will be held at the St. Peter Parish: Shrine of Leaders along Commonwealth Avenue at 10 a.m. on March 16, a year since […]