Posts Tagged healthcare workers

DOLE eyes expanding HCW deployment cap to 10k

Marje Pelayo   •   June 16, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) eyes increasing the current deployment cap on healthcare workers (HCW) to 5,000 more and make it 10,000 per year. “Naniniwala...

Healthcare workers with existing contract abroad allowed to leave — POEA

Marje Pelayo   •   June 8, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) said Tuesday (June 8) that Filipino health workers who have existing contracts abroad are still allowed to leave the country. During Tuesday’s...

DOH warns against fraudulent email on COVID-19 benefit package for healthcare workers

Marje Pelayo   •   June 8, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) warns the public against an email circulating among healthcare workers on COVID-19 benefit packages using the email address The Department said...

Health workers under quarantine should still receive full hazard pay – DOH

Robie de Guzman   •   April 28, 2021

  MANILA, Philippines – Healthcare workers should still receive their hazard pay in full even if they undergo mandatory quarantine due to exposure to COVID-19, the Department of Health (DOH)...

NKTI faces healthcare staffing, recruiting challenges

Marje Pelayo   •   March 26, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The number of health workers infected with COVID-19 at the National Kidney and Transplant Institute (NKTI) continue to rise. NKTI Executive Director Rose Marie Rosette-Liquete said some...

PH gov’t eyes to complete COVID vaccination of most health workers, seniors by mid-2021

Robie de Guzman   •   March 10, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine government on Wednesday expressed optimism it will be able to complete the vaccination of most healthcare workers and senior citizens against novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19)...

12,000 doses of CoronaVac arrive in Davao City; vaccination rollout to start on Friday

Maris Federez   •   March 2, 2021

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Aboard the flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL), 12,000 doses (placed in 20 boxes) of Sinovac Biotech’s CoronaVac vaccines arrived at the Davao International Airport on Tuesday,...

FDA, nilinaw na maaari pa ring gamitin ang Sinovac vaccine para sa healthcare workers

Robie de Guzman   •   February 23, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Nilinaw ng Food and Drug Administration (FDA) na maaari pa rin namang gamitin ang Sinovac vaccines sa healthcare workers dahil may maibibigay pa rin naman itong proteksiyon...

116,000 healthcare workers in NCR registered for COVID-19 vaccination

Marje Pelayo   •   February 5, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — A total of 116,000 healthcare workers in the National Capital Region (NCR) have registered for the first phase of COVID-19 vaccination. The Department of Health (DOH) has...

Health workers have until Dec. 11 to submit requirements for hazard pay – DOH

Robie de Guzman   •   December 11, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Healthcare workers only have a few hours left before the deadline for the submission of the requirements for their hazard pay expires Friday, the Department of Health...


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