Some village chiefs question distribution of free medicines

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 09/09/2016

Some barangay captains in Cebu City were complaining that the free medicines provided by the Department of Health (DOH) were being distributed by “untrained” city hall workers instead of through the barangays which have their own barangay…

Tomas hires 500 casuals for tax, trash collection

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 07/28/2016

While Cebu City Hall terminated the services of over 500 barangay health workers, it hired 500 casuals to shore up its tax and waste collection efficiency. Atty. Amay Abella, Human Resource Development Office chief, said the employees…

Arrogating power

Ricky Poca 07/25/2016

In a democratic setting, our elected officials govern with the consent of the people. That’s why we hold an election where candidates offer themselves to the public who evaluate if they are worthy of their trust and…

Ombud probe sought on sacking of health workers

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 07/24/2016

CEBU City’s barangay officials called on the Ombudsman-Visayas to investigate the unilateral termination of barangay health workers ordered by Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña. In a written complaint, Councilor Phillip Zafra said under the Local Government Code,…

Terminated city BHWs allowed to reapply

07/22/2016

BARANGAY health workers (BHWs) were elated with the announcement of Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña that they would be given a one-month extension after the termination of their services last week. “Gitagaan mi niya og one-month extension…

Uncertain future awaits Cebu City health workers

Nestle L. Semilla 07/16/2016

SHE was devastated to learn that, along with other barangay health workers (BHW) in Cebu City, her contract had been terminated. Yet, Maria Zina Navaja remains hopeful she will resume working in Barangay Pahina Central. The 50-year-old…

Delos Santos bats for retention of health workers

Nestle L. Semilla 07/14/2016

Cebu City Councilor Mary Ann delos Santos is doing a study to justify the need to retain the services of barangay health workers. Delos Santos, who was appointed deputy mayor for health, said while she supports the…

48 retired BHWs get P10K cash incentive

Mary Claire U. Catado 12/29/2015

FORTY-EIGHT retired barangay health workers (BHWs) who rendered more than 10 years of service were recognized and  each given a P10,000 cash award yesterday by the Community Health Workers Association of Cebu Province. Vice Gov. Agnes Magpale…

Cash incentives bill for barangay workers pushed in Congress

Doris C. Bongcac 08/09/2015

Barangay officials and workers nationwide will  collect cash incentives of P50,000 to P100,000 upon their retirement if House Bill 4712 presented by Las Piñas Rep. Mark Villar is passed into law. The bill seeks to provide retirement…

BHWs taught how to spot goiter, diabetes

Victor Anthony V. Silva 05/29/2015

Barangay health workers (BHW) from all over the province went home with additional knowledge after attending a diabetes and thyroid awareness seminar last Wednesday. Held at the Capitol Social Hall, the event gathered 160 BHWs from 50…

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