September 21, 2022
The Marcos Jr administration’s proposed 2023 budget neglects direct health services and programs that are accessible for ordinary Filipinos. Instead, it’s choosing to allot even more funds for health privatization and the underperforming PhilHealth.
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.
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.