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Employers, not workers, should pay for mandatory COVID-19 tests: labor chief

5/23/2020 8:40:00 AM

Employers , not workers , should pay for mandatory COVID 19 tests: labor chief

"Hindi mo puwedeng pilitin pero if you want na ma-test sila eh di okay. Puwede silang magtest pero ikaw ang gumastos para sa testing nila," Bello said in the "Laging Handa" press briefing on state television. (You can't force employees to get tested. But if you want them to get tested it's okay. They can be tested but [employers] should pay for it.) 

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Bello said this following complaints from workers who were supposedly required to spend for their coronavirus screening fees before reporting back to work. This as several businesses have been allowed to partially operate following lockdowns due to the COVID-19 outbreak. 

Bello reiterated that companies are not required to screen their workers for the disease, but added that employees should not shoulder the fees to get screened. Employees, particularly those in Metro Manila, have started trooping back to work as the government placed the metropolis under modified enhanced community quarantine, a move made to start opening up the economy amid the coronavirus pandemic. 

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Nacontribute sa SSS, at Phil-health para magamit sa oras ng pangangailangan... *checks the clock* Oh! Would you look at that. —- It’s annoying that we have to shoulder something that was (almost) completely avoidable in the first place. Wala eh, masmahalaga feelings ng China. Naku andami pa namang DDS na employer na post ng post about how good this govt is. Paringgan ko na ba sa FB. haha

Para saan pang hulog ng Philhealth ang employee at employer kada buwan? Lahat n lang shoulder ng employer, ano gagawin ng gobyerno? Mauupo at maghihintay ng tax galing s kanila? 🙄🤦‍♀️ ABSCBNNews pakiverify nga po, marami na palang pera, bakit hindi parin magawa ang mass testing? Ah kaya pala hinayaan na mag open ulit businesses. Para sila na ang mag shoulder ng tests. Potaccang life.

hahahaha akala ko ba malaki budget, madami pera.ginawang negosyo halaka. pandemic po eto thus this concerns the entire population of the country. hndi yung selective lng ang ggawin yung testing for the virus. The government is using limited testing only to confirm COVID-19 cases, not prevent its spread at 34% of tests nationwide OFWs included. Unless our government changes strategy & include workers, the 75-days lockdown will have been for nothing.

natural, wala ng itetest nyan. common sense. San na ba ang 275B? Lol na ibabawas din sa sweldo nila No. Government should imo. Not all employers can afford it. To Employers just strictly adopt DOH guidelines on testing ng hindi na sumakit ulo niyo. Nagbabawas na nga ng tauhan ang mga companies para mga executives full pay parin makukuha.

Pay for good service yes , but not for 14d waiting agony. Bakit? Responsibilidad ng gobyerno yan... ibig nilang sabihin magsara na lang ang mga private business kung wala silang budget for testing? Sila na nga lang tumulong noong lockdown tapos bigyan pa ng pasanin sa negosyo nila? 国で払え Jusko. Kumusta naman kaming nasa spa, kami na nga pinakahuli magbubukas, 0 income na kami since March, bayad renta, pano pa kaya kakayanin magpacovid test na yan.

Philhealth must shoulder the testing for employees not their employers. We are paying Philhealth for what? 👊👹 asan na yung bilyon? yung maliliit na negosyo at mga empleyado nito ang talo. As usual, naiwan na naman ang mga nasa ibaba. Akala ko ba? hay Ok po, sec, sir. Pwede po pay muna gov’t, then 2 gives po namin: 15-30. Ok po ba sa inyo yun? 15 year po ha, and 30 years. O, ok pa po kayo?

Napakagaling talaga ng gobyernong ito Kapal talaga ng gobyerno Alam na ng kahat na meron veerus galing china tapos na sa halip i ban ang mga galing doon wala ginawa at hinayaan kumalat? Prevention ang may kasalanan pero ang Cure sagot ng employers ganun ba? Government, not employers nor employees should pay for covid tests. 🙄

di naman lahat ng negosyo eh big firms the likes of SM, bdo, robinsons, ayala, metrobank etc. pano yung small & medium enterprises na ngbabayad ng tax to support govt pero pag gipitan na parang kanya kanya nlng. Babawas parin yan sa Sahod😪🙄 tama naman po yun. kaso pano po kung wala na din pangtest ang employers kasi hindi din po kumikita ng 2 buwan na

Since you said it is NOT mandatory. Now employers should shoulder mandatory ? The bayanihan act heal as one says you got to act as one. Pls get your acts together before opening your mouth as all this has been adding to confusion

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