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Higher wages for nurses raised by SC



MANILA, Philippines – The Supreme Court upholds the provision of the Philippine Nursing Act of 2002 which sets the higher salary grade for nurses.

The Supreme Court has declared that Section 32 of the Philippine Nursing Act is valid where the minimum wage for nurses from the current salary grade 11 is set at salary grade 15.

However, the High Court did not grant petitioners’ request that it directs the government to implement this provision of law.

The Supreme Court said Congress would have to pass legislation for funding to be used in the implementation of higher wages for nurses.

The Philippine Nurses Association also remembers raising the wage so that young people do not have to worry about looking for a job abroad.

Meanwhile, 16 congressmen have already passed bills aimed at raising the monthly salary of nurses to ₱30,000.

Abraham Cruz Kaunlaran Aguilar

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