R2,000 haz­ard pay for PDEA per­son­nel pushed

Manila Bulletin - - News - By CHARISSA M. LUCI-ATIENZA

Philip­pine Drug En­force­ment Agency (PDEA) per­son­nel must be granted a monthly R2,000 haz­ard pay, Mag­dalo party-list Rep. Gary Ale­jano pro­posed.

Ale­jano said the PDEA, as the lead agency in the govern­ment’s anti-drug cam­paign, ex­poses its per­son­nel to haz­ardous sit­u­a­tions dur­ing and af­ter anti-il­le­gal drugs op­er­a­tions, and to toxic and car­cino­genic chem­i­cals used in man­u­fac­tur­ing il­le­gal drugs which can cause life-threat­en­ing ill­ness.

“Per­son­nel of other govern­ment agen­cies per­form­ing sim­i­lar haz­ardous duty such as the PNP, NBI, and DOH were granted haz­ard pay due to the na­ture of their du­ties, re­spon­si­bil­i­ties, ac­tual ser­vices and lo­ca­tion of work which ex­pose them to great dan­ger, oc­cu­pa­tional risk, per­ils to life and phys­i­cal hard­ships,” Ale­jano said.

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