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THE PHILIPPINE STAR i

ne$rs , tONOO" I OCTOBER 28,2019

no pay hike for nurses


House allays fears of d:te"i"Ti?:Bfln"A::lrffitl!
TheHouseof Represenlatives has assured govemmentnurces to increase their basic n^v, I ,, ski'ed Filipino even those nurses
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Reo. Mike Defensor o[ party-list I as low as P9,000
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errlt'ut,r.rern despite ihe hike's II
said rtecnirp ing courses
ing- among monthlv salarv,"
monthly salary" he
exclusion [-rom the DOH budget, the collegta.te schools said, when govem-
national Bovernmenl could still source i:l?.t: _tl-".:"Ylj? ment,nurses have
c-gnti:ru-es to dwin-
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sarq'.
already been com-
plaining ot
plalnrng of tn€lr
their
ir"ir.r."f Benefits Fund
Personnel national I
Fund of the nahonal ote'-L'erensor
budset. , "The number of P20,754 entry-level
"-;fi-tttut our nursing gradu- monthly salary'
fund is not enough then (the
Deoirtmentof Budgetand tr4-anagement) | a-tes is now Soing "We wilI -be
;rtii;;;;;;;;ptro$riation for t6at pur- | dor'r'nwards onthe pushing for the
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rhelawmakeraddedthatwhiletherewas alsothepossibilitv fi:8JS l:56:tTJ il';1"ifr"';*il:
th"i t]";;;;ia;"thappen with deliberation: t$ll9l99i"F il graduates. But now
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lhe Senale, "rye can immed iately increase with the 55L it has gone down to vowed, by elevat-
su"auiaLudo" by
oy the
utE President."
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"';'i"o.r."=t" speaier Alan Peter Cayetano abo,utabout it and nasi t*o
pasi vears." he
two y"ars," he Saiirv crade
Saiiry Grade 11 to
he is aiready coordinating with Sen Bong Go ot the. be-nate iold reporters in a 15 as endorsed by
committee 6n health and the DBM to discuss Possrbrlltles briefing. the Supreme Court
He assured me that the increase will deilnrtely napPen, And as the na- whenitacted favor-
Defensor said.
"';ii"iiSait tional govemment ably on a nurses'
possibly this year or latest is next year with rnorres"to pre rrent groirp's petition.
aoprovalbf the law," he added.
' -Di;
the "ra further the exodus SG 15 is equiv-
aity Rep. Isidro Ungab, chairman of the -House ap- of nurses going alent to P30-,531
orooriatjons committee, can coordinate with the DBM on
ihis abroad for gieenei under the govern-
i"",,i.ro tftut frtras canbe released for such purpose. pastures b! sub- menfls Salary Stan-
ln an interview with The Chiefs over 24-hour cignal caDle itantially increasing dardization Law.
Secretary Francisco their pay, Defensoi
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Duque III said they not.able to in- hmented that even

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ruling during the budget
the favorable SC exploitinA
has been
deliberations. well.
nurses as P AeLt - q,
The low pay of Filipino nurses has "They are really
also cut in huf the ttuiirber of nursing pitifut a|a if t tt)
- qraduates in the Past two school years' ""ry
unfortunate that
iccording to government data'
The exploitation and low Pay ot rugh-
HOUSe Frompaee2
the Philippine Nursing AcL of 2002, wfuch
9u.pgq,rp ro Salary Grade 15 (p30,531)
rne mlrumum pay of nurses retained bv
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notedthat no less.than the the national government, mostlv in hoi_
SC-Defensor
acknowledged the dispariry in ihe pay pitals run by the Depa.tment ofHealth.
scare or nurses-employed in govemmlni
N.urses
bul. was only limited to ruliig in nurses, ,employed by local guvern_
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menLs are atsoexpected to benefil hom the
ravor and could not compel govemment rulmg, though their higher entrvievel oav
as ltwould encroach on the independence
would_be less than p-:O,fSt, ina wolti
ot a co-equal branch_ rnstead depend on how big the province,
The Si recently upheld the validity of crty or municipality is. _Delori porcalla

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