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Sen. Go seeks to standardize salary of nurses

Philippine Information Agency
12 Jul 2019, 18:38 GMT+10

ORMOC CITY, July 12 (PIA) -- Sen. Christopher Lawrence "Bong" Go has announced that he will initiate a legislative measure in the Senate to make the salary of nurses conform with what is proper and standard.

"Nurses, don't you worry. I will file the salary standardization law, not just for teachers, but also for nurses," Go declared in vernacular at the Ormoc District Hospital (ODH) here on July 5.

Earlier, Go delivered yet another Malasakit Center in one of the rooms at ODH, and gave a P5 million check to Dr. Lourdes Banquesio, chief of hospital, for the center to start operation right away.

In his pep talk, Go expressed sadness on the exodus of nurses abroad, adding he can relate how the families left behind felt on their absence.

"Maguol ko manglakaw ang mga nurses, kinsa goy gusto malayo ta sa pamilya (I worry every time nurses leave, they do not really want to be away from their families)," the senator said.

Aside from the fate of nurses, Go also talked about the future of barangay officials.

He said he will file a bill to postpone the barangay elections, from 2020 to 2022. (LDL/MMP/PIA-8, Southern Leyte)

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