DBM releases P1.08 billion for health workers hit by COVID

Ben O. de Vera 05/16/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Frontliners and other personnel employed in health facilities who had been infected with COVID-19 this year can now expect to receive compensation from the Department of Health (DOH). The Department of Budget and Management…

P277M cash assistance to be distributed to 49K Cebu City beneficiaries on May 13

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/11/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Treasurer’s Office is now preparing the pay roll-out for the P277 million cash assistance, aid, and honoraria to 49,802 beneficiaries on May 13, 2022. Mayor Michael Rama, who just received…

COVID-19 claims 65 lives in Cebu City in January alone

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/01/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City recorded a total of 65 COVID-19 deaths for January 2022. The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) reported at least six additional deaths for the last day of January 2022, raising the concern…

Mandaue City also exceeds target in 3-day national vaccination drive

Mary Rose Sagarino 12/01/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Mandaue City has inoculated 113.89 percent of its target individuals for the three-day vaccination drive. The National Vaccination Days started on November 29 and ends today, December 1, 2021. Mandaue administered a total…

Mandaue starts giving booster shots to health workers

Mary Rose Sagarino 11/19/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Mandaue City has started giving booster shots to fully vaccinated health workers from the City Health Office and City Hospital on Friday, November 19, 2021. The vaccination was held at the city’s hospital.…

DOH approves COVID-19 booster shots for health workers, seniors

Kathleen de Villa 10/24/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Health Secretary Francisco Duque III has approved a recommendation by the Health Technology Assessment Council (HTAC) to give booster shots and additional jabs against COVID-19 for priority groups, provided there is sufficient vaccine supply…

Pacquiao to gov’t: Give our health workers what’s due them

Jan Escosio (contributor) - @inquirerdotnet 09/18/2021

MANILA, Philippines  — Give our health workers what they deserve in salaries and benefits. Senator Manny Pacquiao issued this urgent appeal to the national government to immediately release the additional P1.23 billion for the special risk allowance…

P237.28 million disbursed for risk allowances of health workers, says DOH

Patricia Denise Chiu 09/01/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) on Tuesday said it had already downloaded P237.28 million to public and private hospitals for the special risk allowances (SRA) of around 20,000 health-care workers who directly dealt with…

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…

LTFRB: Free ride for health workers, APORs to continue until June 30

Doris C. Bongcac 06/21/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – Health workers and Authorized Persons Outside Residence (APORs) can continue to avail of free rides until June 30. Retired Col. Eduardo Montealto Jr., director of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board in…

Mandaue City not keen on having own Mobile Vaccination Clinic just yet

Mary Rose Sagarino 05/19/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Mandaue City Mayor Jonas Cortes is not keen on having a Mobile Vaccination Clinic (MVC) in the city at the moment. Cortes said that during their initial talk with the city’s doctors, they…

Low turnout of senior vaccinees noted at UCLM site

Mar Rose Sagarino 05/18/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Only 273 of the 500 target senior citizens and health workers were vaccinated on the first day of the seniors’ vaccination at the University of Cebu Lapu-Lapu-Mandaue (UCLM) campus’ new building. Subangdaku Barangay…

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