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Go Hails Release Of More Funds For Medical Workers

Go Hails Release Of More Funds For Medical Workers

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President Rodrigo Duterte has instructed the release of additional budget to compensate health care workers (HCWs) who contracted Covid-19 to ensure that those serving on the frontlines will have appropriate benefits and financial support they need while fulfilling their duties, Senator Christopher “Bong” Go said in a news release on Saturday.

The President approved the release of PHP1.5 billion that will also cover the meals, accommodation and transportation benefits of 423,314 HCWs who have yet to receive their allowances for the September 15 to Dec. 19, 2020 period.

The chair of the Committee on Health and Demography emphasized the need to guarantee that HCWs are adequately compensated as they risk their lives while helping combat the pandemic.

“As health care workers continue their life-saving work, it is incumbent upon the government to show our gratitude by providing them the appropriate allowances and benefits. Hindi pa natatapos ang pandemya, kaya dapat tuluy-tuloy lang ang pagbibigay natin sa kanila ng mga benepisyo (The pandemic has yet to be contained so we should continue compensating them),” Go said in a news release.

“Almost two years na silang nakikipaglaban sa pandemyang ito. Alam kong pagod na pagod at hirap na hirap na sila kaya hindi tayo dapat magkulang sa pagpapakita ng suporta (They’ve been at it for two years now. I know they are tired so we should always support them),” he added.

Go also reiterated his appeal for the immediate passage of Senate Bill No. 2421, a measure that he authored and co-sponsored, to provide a fixed monthly allowance for health care workers during the state of emergency due to the pandemic.

The measure takes into consideration an earlier bill that Go filed to provide a Covid-19 Risk Allowance in lieu of the special risk allowance and other financial compensation granted under Republic Act No. 11494, also known as Bayanihan 2.

Specifically, it gives all HCWs deployed in high-risk areas a monthly allowance of PHP9,000, while those in medium and low-risk areas will get PHP6,000 and PHP3,000, respectively. (PNA)

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2GO Moves 500 Tons Of Critical Goods To Typhoon-Hit Areas

In the aftermath of Typhoon Odette, 2GO Sea Solutions has provided free port-to-port transportation of 500 tons of humanitarian materials from Manila to heavily typhoon-affected communities in the Philippines.

Airspeed Bridges Communities To Bring Critical Relief To Typhoon-Hit Areas

Airspeed offered the use of its warehouses in Manila and Cebu for free for storage of relief goods to be transported to areas hit by Typhoon Odette.

International Peace Conference To Commemorate Civilian-Led Peace Agreement In Mindanao

An international online peace conference will be held to celebrate the 8th anniversary of a civilian-led peace agreement in Mindanao on the 24th of January.

Ormoc City Strengthens Stance Toward RE

The Ormoc City government in Leyte has solidified its stance toward pursuing renewable energy within its jurisdiction with a recent resolution declaring it as an official policy in the city and encouraging the entire province to adopt it as well.

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