Department of Health

PhilHealth’s slow COVID claims processing

August 12, 2021

DOH wasn’t just underspending or spending wastefully — PhilHealth has also been helping too few and too slowly. Philhealth only paid for a fraction of 17.4 million COVID tests and over 100,000 hospitalizations since last year.

Philippine health recovery not a priority for Duterte administration

September 10, 2020

BY MARICAR PIEDAD

This budget will be crucial for the Philippines to fast track recovery from the worst health and economic crisis in its history because of COVID-19. But it is not at all about health recovery as the Duterte administration hypes.