MCDRRMO’s newly hired staff undergo disaster training

Mary Rose Sagarino 05/04/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines– The 27 newly hired personnel of the Mandaue City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (MCDRRMO) underwent rescue training on Tuesday, May 4, 2021. Their training will last for three months before they will be…

CCMC, CCQC nurses to get delayed 4 months’ salary by 1st week of May

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/30/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Medical Center (CCMC) and Cebu City Quarantine Center (CCQC) job-order (JO) nurses are finally getting their four months delayed salary on the first week of May 2021. This was the…

Are we fair to our health care workers?

Ernesto M. Pernia - @inquirerdotnet 03/15/2021

One major issue that came out loud and clear with the coronavirus pandemic is how woefully we have underinvested in our health system capacity, both over time and compared with our Asean neighbors. This largely explains our…

3,000 nurses dead, COVID-19 exodus looming: global federation

03/11/2021

GENEVA, Switzerland  – At least 3,000 nurses have been killed by Covid-19, the global nurses’ federation said Thursday, March 11, 2021, as it warned of a looming exodus of health workers traumatized by the pandemic. Exactly one…

Mandaue City gov’t’s newly hired nurses undergo rescue training

Mary Rose Sagarino 02/13/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Seven newly hired nurses of the Mandaue City government are undergoing rescue training today, February 13 in Mandaue City. Felix Suico Jr., operations head of the city’s Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (DRRMO),…

Filipino nurses in New York City dread second wave of Covid-19 — report

Cathrine Gonzales - Reporter / @cgonzalesINQ 01/17/2021

MANILA, Philippines — After their Filipino colleagues succumbed in “shocking numbers” to Covid-19 last spring, nurses from the Philippines who are working in New York City hospitals are dreading the disease’s second wave of infections, a report…

1, 800 Cebu City medical workers receive first tranche of financial assistance

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/29/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Nurse Michelle Macahasa worked in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) ward of Chong Hua Hospital (CHH) for the last six months. She said the pandemic gave a new meaning to their profession, as…

Nurses still waiting for Cebu City’s promised cash aid

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/16/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The promised P10,000 per month financial incentive to nurses in private hospitals working in the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) ward has not been released until now. The city government promised the nurses last…

Capitol nurses get salary raise

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/08/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Nurses employed under the Cebu Provincial Government are expected to receive higher wages. This after the Provincial Board last Monday, October 5, 2020, passed on its third and final reading an ordinance that…

Nurses in Cebu City private hospitals still waiting for financial assistance promised by gov’t

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 09/22/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Nurses in private hospitals here are hoping to receive the financial assistance promised to them by the Cebu City government last July. “We would like unta to remind regarding sa promise of our…

Rubbing salt on the wound

Cielito F. Habito - @inquirerdotnet 09/01/2020

  One too often gets the feeling, and I’ve occasionally written about it, that our so-called public servants in government can be such experts in constantly finding ways to make life more difficult for us Filipinos. Filipino…

Gov’t nurses get pay hike 18 years overdue

Ben O. de Vera - Philippine Daily Inquirer 07/19/2020

MANILA, Philippines — It took nearly two decades before nurses working in public hospitals and government agencies got the pay hike that a law had provided, and it came amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Budget Secretary Wendel Avisado…

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