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Duterte wants more health frontliners to get risk allowance

President Duterte wants more healthcare workers, who are on the frontlines in the fight against COVID-19, to receive special risk allowance (SRA), Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarAug 22nd, 2021

Palace says all benefits of COVID-19 frontliners should be released

All benefits of health workers battling the COVID-19 pandemic should be released, Malacañang said, following claims that the giving of their special risk allowance has been delayed......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 11th, 2021

PONDO PARA SA HEALTH WORKERS APRUB KAY PDU30

Bilang pagkilala sa hindi matatawarang kontribusyon ng health workers sa bansa sa gitna ng ating laban sa pandemya, inauprubahan na ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte ang siyam na bilyong pondo para sa risk allowance ng mga ito. Ayon kay Senate Committee on Health Chairman Senator Christopher ‘Bong’ Go, sa Administrative Order No. 42 ng Pangulo, bawat […] The post PONDO PARA SA HEALTH WORKERS APRUB KAY PDU30 appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsJul 2nd, 2021

Duterte OKs hazard pay, COVID-19 allowance for frontliners

President Duterte yesterday signed two administrative orders allowing the grant of additional pay to frontline health workers and public and private health personnel in direct contact with COVID-19 patients......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 16th, 2020

Duterte OKs active hazard pay, special risk allowance to pandemic frontliners

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the grant of active hazard duty pay (AHDP) and special risk allowance (SRA) to COVID-19 medical frontliners. In his Administrative Order (AO) No. 35 signed and issued Monday, Duterte ordered the government to grant active hazard duty pay of up to P3,000 per month to all human […] The post Duterte OKs active hazard pay, special risk allowance to pandemic frontliners appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 16th, 2020

Explain late release of frontliners’ hazard pay, mayor asked

Mayor Kit Nieto of Cainta, Rizal has been asked to explain the late release of hazard pay and risk allowance of health workers, including a nurse who died of the coronavirus disease 2019......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 9th, 2020

HCWs’ benefits ordered released

All benefits of health care workers battling the pandemic should be released, Malacañang said yesterday following reports that the special risk allowance for HCWs has been delayed......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 11th, 2021

Philippines investment grade at risk after Fitch turns negative

The Philippines’ hard-earned credit rating that the Duterte administration tried to protect by limiting pandemic spending is now at risk of being downgraded, as the health crisis is seen leaving deep economic scars......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 12th, 2021

Health frontliners’ benefits continue as Bayanihan 2 expires

While the law itself has expired, “Bayanihan 2” has provisions for the continuance of benefits of medical frontliners, among others, because the state of national emergency declared by President Duterte remains in place, a lawmaker said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 2nd, 2021

Shortage of nurses feared amid delays in pay, perks

The hazard pay and special risk allowance (SRA) for health workers from January to June 2021 are still being processed by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM), the Department of Health (DOH) said on Sunday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 13th, 2021

Du30 confers Order of Lapu-Lapu to PGH health workers

Senator and Chair of the Senate Committee on Health Christopher “Bong” Go welcomed the conferment of the Order of Lapu-Lapu to honor medical frontliners of the Philippine General Hospital who responded bravely during a fire incident in the health facility last month. After the incident, Go immediately recommended to President Rodrigo Duterte to officially recognize […] The post Du30 confers Order of Lapu-Lapu to PGH health workers appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 4th, 2021

Declining COVID-19 cases to lower risk classification

The current downtrend in COVID-19 cases nationwide might lower the risk classification from high to moderate in the coming weeks, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said in a report to President Duterte during the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases meeting at Malacañang on Wednesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

More frontliners in Mandaue City vaccinated

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — More frontliners in Mandaue City have been vaccinated against the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on Monday, March 22, 2021. These frontliners were from the City Health Office, City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO), midwives and nurses in the barangays, and contact tracers. Dr. Dominga Obenza, City health officer and […] The post More frontliners in Mandaue City vaccinated appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 23rd, 2021

Reopening movie houses puts more people at risk, say health experts

Health experts also have reservations about reopening enclosed leisure establishments and want more specific measures from the government on how to go about easing the restriction. The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases, the temporary government body overseeing the Duterte administration’s coronavirus response, has decided to allow the reopening of indoor […] The post Reopening movie houses puts more people at risk, say health experts appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2021

Crisis rouses new Rizals

The new Jose Rizals are health workers who risked their health to serve others amid the pandemic, according to President Rodrigo Duterte. Duterte said the frontliners are the modern-day equivalent of the national hero whose 124th death anniversary is commemorated by the nation on Wednesday. The President, in his message to the public, said the […] The post Crisis rouses new Rizals appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsDec 30th, 2020

HAZARD PAY NG 4,OOO HEALTH WORKERS NG PGH WALA PA

IMAGINE, bok, hanggang ngayon ay hindi pa rin natatanggap ng mahigit apat na libong frontline Health Workers ng Philippine General Hospital ang kanilang hazard pay at risk allowance kaya nagprotesta ang UP Workers Union para ipanawagan na ibigay na ang kanilang nakabinbing mga benepisyo. Kabilang sa mga sumama sa protesta itong isang nursing attendant na […] The post HAZARD PAY NG 4,OOO HEALTH WORKERS NG PGH WALA PA appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsNov 29th, 2020

Duterte signs order granting active hazard pay to COVID-19 frontliners

Administrative Order 35 authorized the grant of active hazard duty pay to health workers serving in the frontlines during the state of national emergency. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 16th, 2020

No conditions in China’s move to prioritize PH as vaccine recipient — Sta. Romana

China has not imposed any condition when it included the Philippines as among the priority nations to gain access to its potential coronavirus vaccine, according to a Filipino diplomat. Amb. Jose Santiago Sta. Romana Philippine Ambassador to China Jose Santiago Sta. Romana said China instead reminded the country to prepare its cold storage facilities amid the highly anticipated breakthrough in vaccine development. China will hopefully announce its mass production of the coronavirus vaccine before the end of the year or early next year, Sta. Romana said during an online Palace press briefing. “Hopefully, mass production and distribution will happen in the near future, as early as November and December in terms of production. And it will depend on our capability to receive the vaccines in terms of our facilities, in terms of distribution,” he said.  “The prospects are bright in terms of a breakthrough in vaccine,” he added. Sta. Romana made clear that the cold storage facilities for the potential COVID-19 vaccines are not conditions set by China but simply a reminder to ensure effective distribution of the vaccine.  “It’s just a reminder that if you get the vaccine and you don’t have cold chain storage, then it’s useless so you have to prepare,” he said, citing information from Chinese drug companies.  He said even if the Philippines is in the “priority list,” the distribution of the vaccine will be a challenge. He said the vaccines must be stored in “freezing conditions” to keep its efficacy.  “If exposed to tropical weather or to normal weather conditions, the vaccine could lose its effectiveness,” he said.So far, Sta. Romana said the vaccines being developed by Chinese pharmaceutical firms have entered phase 3 of the clinical trials. One of the potential vaccines have been approved for emergency use for health workers and other government frontliners. “The Chinese will make an announcement in the near future and then they’ll start their mass production. And once there is the mass production, then I think there will be distribution. Hopefully, before the end of the year; but surely by the first quarter of next year,” he said.  Asked if China has imposed any condition on the Philippines in exchange for the vaccine supply, Sta. Romana said: “No, not at all. Actually, we’re the ones, our condition is that it should pass our local requirements.” When asked if Beijing has pledged the amount of vaccines and if these will be given to Manila for free, Sta. Romana said the matter would entail more discussion. “I cannot give you a definitive answer right now but definitely in terms of number, you know, how they will do it kasi it depends on the—they’re talking of hundreds of millions in terms of production dito sa China. So, the question is iyong distribution and deployment,” he said. “They’re preparing their manufacturing facilities for the mass production of vaccines the moment approval is announced,” he added. Budget Secretary Wendel Avisado has assured that the government has funds that will be needed for the establishment of the cold storage facilities for the coronavirus vaccines. “Surely, as the sun rises in the east, there will be funds for that because the President will never allow that we will run short of the requirements to make sure that we have the storage facilities for all of these vaccines,” he said in the same online press conference. Last week, President Duterte expressed confidence about the safety of the vaccines being developed by China, citing the Asian neighbor is a modern country. He said the government has funds for the vaccine purchase, adding he was just waiting for China or Russia to contact him. “I’d be glad to open up my sleeves because I am confident with their vaccine,” he added......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2020

BI to provide free Covid-19 RT-PCR tests for employees with possible symptoms

Bureau of Immigration (BI) Commissioner Jaime Morente announced that they will be providing free Covid-19 RT-PCR tests for employees exhibiting Covid-19 symptoms. (PIA / MANILA BULLETIN) “Being frontliners, BI personnel are one of the most at risk as we are in close contact with numerous people every day in the performance of our duties. This effort is to ensure the health and safety of everyone,” he said. BI Deputy Commissioner Aldwin Alegre, who chairs the BI Covid Task Force, said that the swab testing will be conducted through the help of partner agencies. Alegre said they have received allocation for swab kits from the Philippine Coast Guard and Manila City Hall, adding “we are very thankful for their support, and this will go a long way in our fight against Covid.” He said top priority will be given to symptomatic employees, as well as those who came in close contact with confirmed Covid-19 patients. Testing for BI employees will be conducted at the Palacio de Maynila, Manila Health Office, and Palacio del Gobernador in Intramuros......»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 19th, 2020

Martial Law survivors now fighting Duterte’s tyranny

By Menchani Tilendo (Bulatlat.com) MANILA–Unlike the past years, September 21 #NeverAgain protests this year were anticipated with relatively less elderly participants due to the health risk brought by the COVID-19 pandemic. Still, several of them showed up in the front lines of the contingent at UP Diliman, University Avenue. Occupying the first three layers of… The post Martial Law survivors now fighting Duterte’s tyranny appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2020

Govt to provide billeting to health workers evicted from their residence

  President Duterte vowed to provide billeting to healthcare workers who were evicted from their residence due to discrimination amid the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. In his late-night public address, President Duterte said his heart bleeds for the medical frontliners who were evicted from their homes because of being exposed to the dreaded virus. […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsSep 1st, 2020