Caregivers’ welfare law to end abuses – Jinggoy

(PHILSTAR) MANILA, Philippines — With the recent passage of the Caregivers’ Welfare Act, caregivers nationwide may now look forward to better working conditions, assured benefits and protection against all forms of abuses, Sen. Jinggoy Estrada said.

Estrada, who chairs the Senate committee on labor and steered the enactment into law of Republic Act 11965, noted the need to defend the rights and ensure the protection of caregivers against harassment, violence and economic exploitation.

“This law is a big step to ensure that the condition of our caregivers will be improved. A vulnerable but vigorous sector of our society will be protected,” he said.

“It is essential to protect them from any mistreatment. Caregivers are usually undervalued. They should be treated with dignity, respect and fairness,” Estrada added.

Aside from RA 11965, Estrada also stood as co-author and co-sponsor of several bills, including the New Agrarian Emancipation Act, One Town, One Product Philippines Program and Automatic Income Classification of Local Government Units Act.