- The local government of Pasig City increased the salary of healthcare aides from P5,000 to P12,000 monthly
- Mayor Vico Sotto also awarded separation pay to retiring health aides of P10,000 for every year they served the city
- He stressed the hard work these personnel face in their jobs and deserves the pay hike
The local government of Pasig City is giving their healthcare aides more reasons to work hard and celebrate as they awarded them with a pay hike.
Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto proudly announced that healthcare aides and personnel will receive a hefty salary increase and retiring “health volunteers” will also get their separation pay. He shared on social media that they have increased their pay from P5,000 to P12,000 every month.
Mayor Vico said health center personnel deserve the raise because they contribute to promoting the primary health care in the city.
“Tungo sa universal health care, mahalagang palakasin natin ang ‘primary health care’ sa ating lungsod– susi rito ang mga barangay health center at mga staff nito,” he said.
Mayor Vico stressed how much these health center personnel are faced with huge tasks and don’t deserve to be underpaid.
“Mabigat ang katungkulan ng mga health center personnel natin, at madadagdagan pa ang responsibilidad nila. Kaya hindi sila dapat underpaid,” he wrote.
“Ngayong taon, tinaasan natin ang sahod ng mga PASIG HEALTH AIDE mula P5,000 kada buwan hanggang P12,000,” he added.
The mayor noted most of them have been on a “volunteer status,” providing health services for the Pasig LGU for well over 15 years.
He also announced that for the first time, retiring health aides can expect to receive a separation pay of P10,000 for every year they served the city.