Cebu City OKs health workers’ One Covid-19 Allowance

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The Cebu City Council has approved the grant of One Covid-19 Allowance (OCA) to the qualified health care workers and non-health care workers in the city.

The council has authorized Mayor Michael Rama to sign and enter into a Memorandum of Agreement with the Department of Health (DOH) Central Visayas Center for Health Development on the grant of OCA.

The MOA provides the parties’ rules and responsibilities in the implementation of the OCA, which grants monetary benefits to all healthcare and non-healthcare workers who are at the front line of Covid-19 response. (

Councilor Nestor Archival, Sr. has requested the City Health Department to furnish the City Council a copy of the list of the beneficiaries as soon as possible.

The names of the healthcare workers and non-healthcare workers who can avail will be pre-approved by the DOH which will prepare the payroll and forward it to the City Hall, according to Councilor Jocelyn Pesquera.