Estrada: Caregivers’ Welfare Act to prove government’s commitment to justice, compassion

(MANILA BULLETIN) The Marcos administration’s move to sign into law Republic Act No. 11965, “An Act Instituting Policies for the Protection and Welfare of Caregivers in the Practice of their Occupation”, or the Caregivers’ Welfare Act demonstrates its commitment to justice and compassion that will leave a lasting impact on the lives of our caregivers.

This was according to Sen. Jinggoy Estrada who considers caregivers as often overlooked yet deserve dignified work, fair pay, and protection from mistreatment.

“Ang pagiging ganap na batas ng Caregivers’ Welfare Act ay patunay na pinapahalagahan natin ang kapakanan at karapatan ng mga kababayan natin na ginagampanan ang pag-aaruga sa ating mga kapamilya (The enactment into law of the Caregivers’ Welfare Act is proof that we care about the welfare and rights of our citizens who are responsible for taking care of our families),” Estrada said.

He also stated that this law represents more than just a set of regulations. 

“It is a powerful symbol of our collective appreciation for the invaluable contributions of caregivers to our society. It reinforces our commitment to justice, decency, and respect for the rights of every individual,” he said.

“Let this landmark legislation remind us that, as public servants, we hold the power and responsibility to advocate for the rights of those who devote their lives to caring for others,” he added.
Estrada also expressed his immense gratitude to President Marcos. for enacting the historic legislation, and to his colleagues in both Houses who contributed to the passage of the said measure.