How to obtain a PWD ID and what are the benefits

Pia Piquero 05/23/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines – How can a person with disability (PWD) obtain an identification card? Following the alleged corruption involving the unauthorized printing and selling of PWD IDs ranging from P2,000 to P4,000 to able-bodied individuals at…

A Cebuano food delivery rider’s pursuit of respect, fair wage

Emmariel Ares 05/01/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines – A few years back, Naohde Vasyon had a stable corporate job that allowed him to earn up to P30,000 per month. But he was enticed to quit his job and instead join a…

Israel gov’t: Kin of OFWs killed by Hamas militants to receive pensions, benefits

Carla Gomez, Jacob Lazaro - @inquirerdotnet 10/28/2023

BACOLOD CITY— The relatives or the families of the Negrense caregiver and three other overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), who were killed by the Hamas militants, will receive pensions and other benefits from the Israeli government. This was…

Ejercito pushes passage of Magna Carta for BHWs

Futch Anthony Inso 10/06/2023

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu – Senador JV Ejercito is urging his fellow senators to also support the passage of the Magna Carta for Barangay Health Workers (BHWs). Ejercito, who visited Cebu on Friday, October 6, to attend the…

SSS announces delay in release of benefits, pension due to central office fire

Gabriel Pabico Lalu - Reporter / @GabrielLaluINQ 09/17/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The release of benefits and pensions of Social Security System (SSS) members that were processed from August 25 would be delayed due to the recent fire that affected its central office in Quezon City,…

More benefits, perks for barangay health workers pushed

Zacarian Sarao 08/28/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Robin Padilla on Sunday said he filed a bill seeking to provide barangay health workers (BHW) more compensation and benefits. In filing Senate Bill 232, or the “Act Providing for the Magna Carta…

DBM to release order allowing DOH to distribute funds for health workers’ benefits

Krissy Aguilar 08/25/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) is targeting to release to the Department of Health (DOH) this Wednesday the special allowance release order for P311 million worth of funds to cover benefits of…

PhilHealth benefits for health workers affected with COVID-19

Futch Anthony Inso 05/08/2021

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — Health workers who were hospitalized due to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) may avail of the COVID-19 benefits for inpatient case management, both in public and private facilities. This is based on PhilHealth…

Nurses in Cebu concerned of rising COVID-19 cases

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/10/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Nurses in Cebu are concerned of the rising cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). In a statement, the Philippine Nurses Association (PNA) Cebu Chapter said that the rising cases may again place a…

Trump signs massive COVID-19 relief bill: White House

Agence France Presse 12/28/2020

WEST PALM BEACH – After nearly a week’s delay and under pressure from all sides, President Donald Trump signed a $900 billion COVID-19 relief bill Sunday, the White House said, extending benefits to millions of Americans struggling…

DOH hit over delayed health workers’ benefits

Marlon Ramos - Philippine Daily Inquirer 06/04/2020

  MANILA, Philippines — Senate President Vicente Sotto III and his colleagues minced no words as they took Health Secretary Francisco Duque III to task on Wednesday for the failure of the Department of Health (DOH) to…

What are the benefits of dancing?

Marc Cosep 06/03/2020

Cebu City, Philippines–There is always something about swaying and grooving to the sound of music that takes all of our cares away. Maybe it’s the rhythm or the heart-pumping workout that gets us all up on off…

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