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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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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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VILLANUEVA TO GOV’T: DIALOGUE WITH HEALTH WORKERS

Senator Joel Villanueva has urged the government to promptly hold a top-level dialogue with the health workers’ groups in recognition of their services as frontliners in saving lives in these critical times. “Our healthcare workers are already overworked and exposed to COVID-19 infection. They deserve better treatment and they need not go on walkouts or […]

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PROBE UNDERSPENDING FOR SUGAR FARMERS IN SIDA IMPLEMENTATION – VILLAR

Senator Cynthia Villar presided over the committee hearing looking into the status of the implementation of the law enacted to make sure that more assistance will be available for sugar farmers to boost the industry’s competitiveness. Villar, chair of the Committee on Agriculture and Food, said Republic Act 10659 or the Sugar Cane Industry Development […]

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PENALIZE SUGAR PROFITEERS – PIMENTEL

Senate Trade and Commerce Chair Koko Pimentel III on Thursday urged the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to take action against wholesalers and retailers who are driving up sugar prices despite the steady mill gate prices of the staple. “For the past several months, the mill gate prices of sugar have been holding steady […]