Bong Go promises to amend CPD law, seeks higher pay for nurses, teachers

MANILA, Philippines – Former special assistant to the president Christopher “Bong” Go promised to seek the amendment of the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) law and push for an increase in wages for nurses and teachers.

Speaking at the 8th National PESO Congress at the SMX Convention Center in Davao City on Friday, October 26, Go shared the goals he set for the local professionals. Go said, “We will be looking into amending the current Continuing Professional Development Law that has caused burden to our professionals.”

Bong Go promises to amend CPD law, seeks higher pay for nurses, teachers
Senatorial aspirant Christopher Go said he will help ease the burden of the local professionals | Photo Courtesy: Facebook/Christopher Go

Go added, “More than anything, as part of our mandate to provide Filipinos with proper employment and remuneration, I am with the Filipino nation in striving for higher pay for our professionals such as nurses and teachers.”

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The Republic Act 10912, or the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) law has been a cause of frustration among local professionals. Under the law, professionals need to comply a number of CPD units by attending seminars so they can renew their licenses. Senator Ralph Recto was recently lauded for filing a senate bill that seeks to abolish the CPD law.

During his speech, the senatorial aspirant also said that he wants help the Filipinos by addressing the rising inflation rate. Go also mentioned the importance of better healthcare by promoting the Universal Healthcare Law and the establishment of Malasakit centers.

Under the Universal Healthcare Law, all Filipinos will have access to health care coverage and benefits under the National Health Security Program.

The Malasakit Center was launched this year by the Department of Health to help Filipinos get financial assistance for medical care from the government. The DoH, Philippine Health Insurance Corp., Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office, and the Department of Social Welfare and Development all signed to establish a one-stop shop that will make it convenient for Filipinos to seek assistance and get free medicines.

Go has pushed for the expansion of the Malasakit centers program by helping put up 15 centers nationwide.

The former presidential aide thanked the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and the Public Employment Service Offices (PESO) for continually striving to help Filipinos find better employment. Go said that he is at one with the said agencies in helping improve the lives of Filipinos. He said, “These steps I am addressing are things that are in line with DOLE and PESO’s mission not just to provide employment but a better working environment and quality of living for every Filipino.”

Last month, Go was accompanied by no less than President Rodrigo Duterte as he filed his certificate of candidacy for senator. He said that even if he is already seeking a national position, he will continue to support and help the President privately.

— Sally, The Summit Express

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