President Rodrigo Duterte authorized the grant of hazard pay to government workers reporting to work amid the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine.
Duterte issued Administrative Order 26 granting the COVID-19 Hazard Pay of 500 pesos per day of physically reporting for work during the quarantine period. The order is deemed effective immediately after publication on Official Gazette or newspaper in general circulation.
Duterte added that those who “are already entitled to hazard pay, hazardous duty pay, hazard allowance or other similar benefits under existing laws, issuances, rules and regulations, such as public health workers, public social workers, science and technology personnel and military and uniformed personnel, shall continue to be entitled to such benefits or the COVID-19 Hazard Pay, whichever is higher.”
He also “stongly encouraged” private hospitals and health facilities to grant a similar hazard pay for their workers.