By a Cebu City resident
IT'S good news for nurses who are working in hospitals and other medical facilities operated by the Cebu Provincial Government.
The Provincial Board recently approved a proposed ordinance allowing the Province to raise their salaries.
Entry-level nurses will now receive P32,053, instead of P22,316. Some will receive as much as P55,799 a month.
This is still far less what they will receive if they work overseas, but it’s a far-cry from the average rate of P10,000 that local private hospitals pay them.
Perhaps, this will encourage more nurses to work here where their family and friends are.