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Hontiveros wants unpaid salaries, benefits of healthcare workers probed

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Hontiveros wants unpaid salaries, benefits of healthcare workers probed

 

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Risa Hontiveros is seeking an inquiry on the “bottlenecks” that continue to prevent the timely release of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) hazard pay and special risk allowance for healthcare workers.

She has filed Senate Resolution No. 584 calling for the probe after medical frontliners and advocacy groups staged protests to complain that they still have to receive compensation since March.

“Halos buong taon at buong pandemya na silang nagtatrabaho nang walang hazard pay. Administrative Order No. 35 issued by Malacanang mandates that an additional P3,000 every month be distributed to health workers, but we cannot even pay them their basi…

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