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Bacolod councilor pushes for hike in BHWs’ allowance

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Councilor Cindy Rojas is eyeing for a P500 increase in the monthly allowance of barangay health workers (BHWs) in Bacolod City.

Rojas is also the chairperson of the Sangguniang Panlungsod’s Committee on Health.

City-paid health workers should get P4,500 per month, the city councilor said. (https://bit.ly/2Ekyist)

She added that the current allowance is insufficient to cover the daily expenses of the health workers.

BHWs are the government’s frontliners in delivering health care programs.