Nurse for Change Movement is set to conduct a protest on October 17, 2014 against the government after the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) denied the proposed wage increase for Nurses last May. In a letter dated May 26, 2014 by DBM to Rep. Leah S. Paquiz, the department apparently turned down the proposed increase in wages of nurses.
Dr. Carl E. Balita, a recognized registered nurse and a radio commentator, called for nurses through social media to take action and conduct a “mass action,” or remonstration on October 17, 2014.
Balita, initiated to create Nurses for Change Movement with the help of other Nurses organizations and groups. Their advocacies are salary increase for nurses, stop false volunteerism, and have adequacy nurse-patient ratio.