Nurses lambast DOH over reduced benefits

Jane Bautista 01/24/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The Filipino Nurses United (FNU) criticized the Department of Health’s (DOH) One COVID-19 Allowance (OCA) program due to the scheme’s categorization that classifies health workers under high, moderate and low risk. “For us, all…

944 nurses in Cebu receive cash incentives

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/27/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – A total of 944 nurses in Cebu received their cash assistance for helping the government’s response towards the third surge of COVID-19 infections. In a statement dated October 25, 2021, the Project Balik…

Exodus of nurses alarms private hospitals

Leila B. Salaverria - Reporter 10/20/2021

MANILA, Philippines — A nurse of three years resigned from St. Luke’s Medical Center after being offered a job in the United States and P150,000 in salary and allowances given even while waiting for her deployment abroad.…

PBB releases monthly stipend for nurses

Morexette Marie B. Erram 09/14/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cash incentives for nurses who were recently hired and deployed in hospitals to take care of COVID patients have been released. The Project Balik Buhay (PBB) on Monday, September 13, 2021, turned over…

Bañacia thanks Lapu City Council for approving P43M for city’s COVID-19 response

Futch Anthony Inso 08/13/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Lapu-Lapu City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (DRRMO) head Nagiel Bañacia has expressed gratitude to the members of the city council after they approved the P43,984,569 budget intended for the city’s Coronavirus…

Nine nurses hired for Lapu-Lapu hospital — Mayor Chan

Futch Anthony Inso 08/08/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Lapu-Lapu City government was already able to hire 9 additional nurses that woould be deployed in hospitals in the city. Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan said that these nurses were locally…

Capitol pledges P10k incentives for DOH-hired nurses

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/01/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – More cash incentives will be given to nurses hired by the regional health office, and those who will be attending to COVID-19 patients needing hospital care in Cebu. The Capitol pledged to give…

Private sector pledge to give nurses P15k monthly allowance

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/28/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – To address the lack of healthcare workers attending to infected patients in hospitals, the government, and private sector has dangled financial incentives for nurses who will be deployed in COVID-19 wards. The Project…

Cebu City Health needs supplemental approved to hire more doctors, nurses

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/04/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Health Department (CHD) is banking on the approval of the P206 million budget they have proposed to the City Council’s committee on budget and finance to be able to hire…

Tumulak: Manpower not enough for planned additional vaccination sites in Cebu City

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/02/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The lack of doctors and nurses is a major concern for the additional vaccination sites that Cebu City plans to open for the forthcoming mass vaccination against the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Councilor…

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…

Mandaue City needs more doctors and nurses for vaccination program

Mary Rose Sagarino 05/18/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Mandaue City is encouraging doctors and nurses who want to become part of the city’s vaccination teams to submit their applications at the Mandaue City Health Office. Subangdaku Barangay Captain Ernie Manatad, chairman of…

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