Posts Tagged healthcare workers

Over Php 14B benefits for HCWs disbursed in tranches — DOH

Maris Federez   •   September 5, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Over Php14 billion worth of benefits have been disbursed to healthcare workers (HCW) in two tranches, the Department of Health (DOH) said. In a statement released Sunday...

Increase in annual deployment cap for HCW, not yet recommended — DOLE

Marje Pelayo   •   September 2, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is not keen on increasing the current deployment cap for healthcare workers (HCWs). This is despite requests from other countries...

DOH clarifies SRA depends on days worked, not a lump sum allowance

Marje Pelayo   •   August 31, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DOH) issued a statement explaining the computation of the special risk allowance (SRA) for healthcare workers (HCW). According to the agency, SRA is...

Brunei seeks exemption from PH’s deployment cap on healthcare workers

Marje Pelayo   •   August 30, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The government of Brunei is requesting exemption from the Philippines’ current deployment cap on healthcare workers. According to the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), there is...

P311-M SRA only for healthcare workers directly affected by COVID-19 — DBM

Marje Pelayo   •   August 25, 2021

MANILA, Philippines —  Around 20,000 healthcare workers across the country are expected to receive their special risk allowance (SRA) following the release of P311 million funds by the Department of...

Nurses’ group warns of mass resignation over delayed allowances, benefits

Marje Pelayo   •   August 24, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Filipino Nurses United on Monday (August 23) began its 10-day countdown for the government to release the special risk allowances (SRA) and other benefits intended for...

Lawmaker wants DOH to explain non-payment of Bayanihan 2 benefits to healthcare workers

Maris Federez   •   August 13, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Deputy Minority Leader Stella Quimbo on Friday (August 13) filed House Resolution No. 2121 that calls for the Committee on Good Government and Public Accountability to conduct...

DOLE mulls lifting suspension of OFW deployment in Israel

Marje Pelayo   •   July 7, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is considering lifting the temporary suspension of the deployment of Filipino workers to Israel. According to DOLE Secretary Silvestre Bello...

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...

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