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DOH apologizes for ‘Php500’ daily allowance for health workers in COVID-19 fight 

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Mar. 28, 20 | 9:26 pm

The Department of Health has apologized over the public outrage on its Php500 daily allowance for health workers amid the coronavirus disease or COVID-19 pandemic. 

Health Undersecretary Ma. Rosario Vergeire said that they are fixing measures to increase the compensation of health volunteers at the forefront of the disease. 

Humihingi rin po kami ng tawad kung ang impresyon na naibigay ng P500 daily allowance ay ganito lamang ang halaga na binibigay natin sa ating health care workers. Hindi po ito mas lalayo pa sa katotohanan,” Vergeire said in a press briefing.

The health official, however, explained that the allowance rate was the standard allowance set during outbreak response. 

“‘Yang P500 po na yan ay inilagay sa ating protocol. Allowance poyan na inilagay natin para merong pang-araw araw ang ating health care workers. Ito po ay binase namin sa allowance na ibinigay namin sa volunteers sa nakaraang mga outbreak response,” she added. 

The DOH asked for volunteers to help in the pandemic fight. They will be given a Php500 daily allowance during their month-long volunteer service. 

The department said that accommodation and food will be provided but no additional benefits. A compensation package will be given should the health worker contract the disease. 

Ang majority ng budget ay napupunta sa PPEs. Ngayon nabigyan ng supplemental budget inaayos ang paghahati ng pera para mapaglaanan ng mga bagay tulad ng compensation para sa health workers, pagaayos ng benefit packages,” Vergeire said. 

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(WAM) -- Sunday, the 24th of May, will be the first day of Shawwal 1441 H, marking the beginning of Eid al-Fitr, announced the Moon-sighting Committee in a statement issued after its meeting tonight at the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department. Sultan bin Saeed Al Badi Al...

Observatory experts say Shawwal crescent moon might not show today

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Saudi Arabia astronomers have confirmed that the Shawwal crescent moon will not show on May 22 (Ramadan 29), Saudi Gazette reported. Experts at the observatory of Majmaah University in Saudi said that the moon will set before the sun today and will not be...

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