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VILLAFUERTE TO CONGRESS: NURSE SHORTAGE POSSIBLE

Camarines Sur Rep. LRay Villafuerte has urged his congressional colleagues to help address the imminent shortage of nurses by passing in the remaining session weeks of the Legislature a bill that would encourage these healthcare workers to stay in the Philippines through reforms in nursing education. “The bill should be acted upon with urgency amid […]

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NURSES IN SORSOGON TO GET PAY HIKE – ESCUDERO

The provincial government of Sorsogon has started implementing a budget circular that will increase the salaries of nurses working in public hospitals, as part of the Salary Standardization Law (SSL) 5 which takes effect this January. Governor Francis Escudero said 139 nurses deployed to nine public hospitals run by the provincial government will be the […]

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NURSE DEPLOYMENT BAN IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL – GORDON

Senator Dick Gordon questioned the rule of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), an attached agency of the Department of Labor of Employment (DOLE), in restricting the overseas deployment to just 5,000 nurses within a calendar year. “Violation ng constitution ‘yan. You have no right to stop somebody seeking employment abroad. In fact, kung gusto nila […]

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ANGARA TO DOH: SPEED UP HIRING OF DOCTORS, NURSES

Senator Sonny Angara prodded the Department of Health (DOH) to address the issue of contractualization within its ranks and hasten the regularization of the doctors and nurses working in its hospitals and other facilities. As chairman of the Committee on Finance, Angara confronted the DOH about underspending in the amount of P24 billion, a portion […]

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NURSES ARE SLEEPLESS WITHOUT BENEFITS — ABANTE

While he sympathizes with Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Francisco Duque due to his recent bout with insomnia, Deputy Speaker Benny Abante Jr. said on Wednesday he is more concerned about the sleepless nights of nurses who have yet to receive their benefits from the DOH, which is why he has called on the DOH […]

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NURSES LAUDED FOR SAVING BABIES DURING PGH FIRE

Senator Leila de Lima commended the courage and heroic act of nurses and other health care workers who safely evacuated and saved 35 babies during the recent fire that struck the Philippine General Hospital (PGH). De Lima, a social justice and human rights champion, said she salutes the health workers, particularly the two nurses who […]

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HONTIVEROS: MORE NURSES FOR PRIVATE HOSPITALS

Senator Risa Hontiveros has backed hospital associations in urging the Department of Health (DOH) to allow the emergency mass hiring of nurses as hospitals remain full due to the spike in COVID-19 cases. Hontiveros said the DOH should treat private hospitals as partners and should support their call for private hospitals to increase capacity through […]

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TAP NURSING SKILLS OF BFP PERSONNEL – VILLANUEVA

More than 5,000 officers of the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) are nursing graduates, “a big professional pool which can be tapped as the backbone of a National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) which this country does not have,” according to Senator Joel Villanueva. Villanueva cited the overwhelming number of Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) personnel […]

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NORTHERN SAMAR TO HIRE DISPLACED GOV’T NURSES

The provincial government of Northern Samar will hire nurses in the province who will not be rehired under the Nurses Deployment Program of the Department of Health (DOH) this year. Northern Samar Governor Edwin Marino Ongchuan said this was the agreement during a meeting with the provincial health board after it reported that the DOH […]

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NURSES IN CEBU CITY PRIVATE HOSPITALS TO GET P10,000 MONTHLY INCENTIVE, P2M INSURANCE – CIMATU

Nurses in private hospitals admitting coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients in Cebu City will each get a P10,000-monthly incentive from the city government and a P2-million life insurance from San Miguel Corporation, Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu has announced. Cimatu met with the nine private hospital operators to boost their morale following reports that many of the medical […]