PNoy vetoed comprehensive nursing bill

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Outgoing President Benigno Aquino III on Thursday has rejected the Comprehensive Nursing Bill, a proposed law that will help to improve nursing profession and give a minimum salary of Grade 15 or P24,887.

In a statement, Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said the President has rejected the enrolled consolidated House Bill No. 6411 and Senate Bill No. 2720 entitled "An Act Providing for a Comprehensive Nursing Law Towards Quality Health Care System, and Appropriating Funds Therefor."

The President, however, explained that the minimum base pay for entry-level nurses has already been increased through Executive Order No. 201, series of 2016, which raised their total guaranteed annual compensation from Php228,924.00 to Php344,074.00, apart from other benefits and allowances they receive, such as under the Magna Carta of Public Health. 

Philippine Hospital Association (PHA) has opposed the bill, and they asked PNoy to review the impact and effect of the provisions regarding the minimum salary of nurses. 

Here's the full context of Comprehensive Nursing Law of 2015

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