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Health workers urge DBM to stop making excuses, release their benefits By Pat C. Santos 06/17/2012

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Health workers urge DBM to stop making excuses, release their benefits

By Pat C. Santos 06/17/2012

The Alliance of Health Workers (AHW) has called on the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) to stop making “palusot” (excuses) and instead approve the release of savings for Magna Carta benefits.

This is in reply to the DBM press release on June 11 after health workers stormed DBM office in Manila armed with empty pots and pans to demand the release of their benefits.

“DBM Secretary Florencio Abad ‘explanations’ do not justify the suffering and demoralization we have to endure from decreased laundry and subsistence allowances and delays in our hazard pay since January,” said Jossel Ebesate, national president of AHW. “Despite our position papers, dialogs and follow-ups, the DBM to this date has not approved the release of our hospitals’ savings for benefits.”.... http://www.tribuneonline.org/metro/20120617met3.htmlMORE

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