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HIKE PAY FOR TEACHERS TO BOOST MORALE – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian is seeking to increase teachers’ salaries to uplift their morale and to motivate more students to join the country’s teaching force. In a forum hosted by the Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) entitled “Ang Senador at ang Edukasyon,” Gatchalian shared his proposal on how to increase teachers’ salaries, especially at the entry […]

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DBM RAISES SALARY GRADE OF ENTRY-LEVEL NURSES

Senator Dick Gordon welcomed the Department of Budget and Management’s (DBM) reversal of Circular No. 2020-4 that raises the salary grade (SG) of entry-level nurses while retaining the position titles of Nurse III to Nurse VII with their corresponding salary grades. The memorandum issued by Malacañang on June 1, 2021 increases the salary of Nurse […]

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VILLANUEVA: GIVE HEALTH WORKERS BETTER PAY

Senator Joel Villanueva scored the Department of Health (DOH) for its persistent failure to augment the health human resource needed for the country’s COVID-19 response, saying that its emergency hiring program offers terms that are worse than “endo” and unreasonable as the pandemic is anticipated to last until next year. Villanueva, chair of the Senate […]

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VILLANUEVA: ENSURE SALARIES OF MSME WORKERS

Senator Joel Villanueva has called on the Department of Trade and Industry to expedite the processing of loans that its attached agency, the Small Business Corporation (SBC), is extending to micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) not only to help them rebuild their businesses amid the pandemic, but also to ensure that they have enough […]

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VILLANUEVA : PAY CONTACT TRACERS ON TIME

Senator Joel Villanueva has asked authorities to ensure that hired coronavirus disease (COVID-19) contact tracers  are paid on schedule, saying these workers also look after the needs of their families and cannot afford to have debts. Villanueva, chair of the Senate labor committee, issued the statement following reports that some contact tracers hired by the […]

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INSTITUTIONAL COS WORKERS IN GOVT SHOULD BE PAID DURING LUZON QUARANTINE – VILLANUEVA

Senator Joel Villanueva has sought to clarify a portion of the guidelines covering the salary continuance for contractual workers in government which was contained in a recent circular issued by the Commission on Audit (COA) and Department of Budget and Management (DBM). Villanueva said he wrote Budget Secretary Wendel Avisado recently to request for either […]

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GOV’T EMPLOYEES TO GET PAY HIKE STARTING JAN 2020 – ANGARA

Government employees and officials will receive increases in their salaries on January 1 next year once Congress approves the final version of the Salary Standardization Law 5 (SSL-5), Senator Sonny Angara said. The Senate approved on third and final reading Senate Bill 1219 with a vote of 21-0-1, shortly after the House of Representatives passed […]

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REVIEW MAGNA CARTA FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS – GATCHALIAN

The chairman of the Senate Committee on Basic Education, Arts and Culture is eyeing to file a resolution seeking an oversight review of the Magna Carta for Public School Teachers to address the issues on their salaries and working conditions. Senator Win Gatchalian said only 40 percent of the 27 provisions of the Magna Carta […]

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WE NEED TO KEEP OUR NURSES – GORDON

As he emphasized the significance of Filipino nurses in country’s primary health care system, Senator Dick Gordon stressed that nurses, both in government and in private health institutions, should be compensated fairly based on what is mandated by law. “We are not producing nurses just to send them abroad. We want them to stay and […]

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SENATORS PUSH FOR TEACHERS’ SALARY HIKE

Several senators have joined the mounting call to increase the salaries of public school teachers in recognition of the critical role they play in the lives of the youth and in nation-building. Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri vowed to prioritize bills that propose pay hikes and additional grants for teachers that have been filed […]