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    Nurses group asks Marcos for P50k entry-level salary in private, public hospitals

    MANILA, Philippines – Filipino Nurses United (FNU) nurse group urged President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.’s administration to push for more benefits for Filipino nurses.

    As the new administration started its plans and strategies, FNU appealed to the president to consider and include the welfare of the nurses. FNU president Maristela Abenojar said they already came up with a 10-point agenda that they plan to present to the new administration.

    Nurses group asks Marcos for P50k entry-level salary

    Their request is to prioritize a salary increase amounting to P50,000 for entry-level nurses in public and private hospitals.

    “Top most po doon sa 10 na laman ng agenda ay itaas ang sahod ng nurses sa mga pampubliko at pampribado ... gawin po itong P50,000 a month. 'Yan po yung entry salary,” she said.

    Abenojar explained that they came up with the amount based on the rising costs of living and inflation set by the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA). She added that nurses’ welfare and benefits have long been overlooked as some nurses in private hospitals earn as low as P8,000 to P10,000 monthly. She said that while those in public hospitals are under Salary Grade 15 (P35,0000), not all of them receive the right amount because many are considered contractual workers.

    Abenojar said the salary increase would greatly help Filipino nurses. She also warned that the country’s healthcare system might collapse if Filipino nurses choose to work abroad due to better wages and opportunities.

    She presented statistics that showed 316,000 of the 917,000 Filipino nurses chose to work abroad. She lamented that 70% of healthcare workers still haven’t received their One Covid Allowances. Many nurses in private hospitals have yet to receive their special risk allowance (SRA) for January to June 2021. Many of the benefits that they receive are delayed.

    Abenojar said they appreciated the President’s statements for the nurses and his confidence in improving the healthcare system during his inauguration speech. She said they hope it’s a sign of better things for Filipino nurses.

    Earlier, Marcos remarked that “changes” will soon start for the Filipino nurses, who are considered the “best in the world.”

    “Our nurses are the best in the world. They acquitted themselves with the highest distinction abroad, having suffered even the highest casualties. With the same exemplary dedication at home, they just got by,” he said.

    “They are out there because we cannot pay them for the same risk and workload that we have back here. There will be changes starting tomorrow,” Marcos stressed.

    — Sally, The Summit Express

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    1. thank you so much PRES. MARCOS for the first time napansin ang mga NURSES....
      HOPE everyone would realized how important we are because we are always there even typhoons, earthquake,and etc. we don't have any excuse, we have to stay on our duty.
      BUT hoping not only nurses maybe NURSING ATTENDANT, MEDTECH, AND OTHER HEALTH PERSONNEL MUST BE INCLUDE because we are a team, we have the same struggles specially during PANDEMIC, NURSING ATTENDANT are also there for 8 hours wearing our PPE'S, basa na pawis buong katawan namin at kalaunan matuyo nalng ang pawis sa aming katawan para lang sa aming pasyente. Ilang beses na kaming mahawa sa sakit, pero pinilit parin namin magtrabaho para sa mga pasyente na nangangailangan ng aming serbisyo, na kahit minsan pinili naming hindi magpa swab dahil UNDER STAFF kami, minsan maglagay nalang kami ng ivf habang nasa duty or sa pagdating sa bahay para pag bumuti na ang pakiramdam mag report na naman sa duty pag bumuti na nang kaunti.HALOS wala kaming kain dahil sa dami nang trabaho at nangangailangan sa amin na critical, minsan ang isa naming paa nasa hukay sa tuwing sasakay kami sa AMBULANCE na maghatid nang pasyente NA ILIPAT SA MALAKING HOSPITAL dahil wala kaming INSURANCE OR BENIFITS kapag naaksedente kami..minsan demanding pa ang ibang pasyente na ang tingin nila sa amin ay parang katulong, minsan pagpintasan pa nila kami but, wala kaming magawa tini is namin lahat kahit wala kaming COVID ALLOWANCE from JULY 2021 HANGGANG NGAYON. "SANA MAPANSIN NINYU KAMI AT HINDI LANG NURSES PATI RIN ANG NURSING ATTENDANT AT IBANG MEDICAL HEALTH WORKERS..
      MARAMING SALAMAT!! God bless and more power PRES. MARCOS we love you and hindi nasayang ang boto namin....

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