PhilHealth funds for seniors not occupied to LP campaign, Abad says


Abad Perspective

Meanwhile former Budget Secretary Florencio Abad on Wednesday denied the allegation that Philippine Health Insurance Corp. funds meant for senior citizens were use for the electoral campaign of the Liberal Party in the 2016 elections.

Besides those sweeping accusations are absolutely without any basis at all No PhilHealth find is involve and there was absolutely no finds diversion,” Abad said in a statement.

Hence a joint congressional survey on Tuesday demonstrated that some P10.6 billion in assets of the PhilHealth for senior subjects was wrongfully occupied in December 2015 and apparently utilized for the crusade of LP hopefuls in the 2016 surveys.

PhilHealth official VP Ruben John Basa said that then Health Secretary Janette Garin and PhilHealth president Alex Padilla on August 5, 2015 composed a letter to Abad asking for the exchange of P10.6 billion from the Miscellaneous Personnel and Benefits Fund in the 2015 spending plan for the DOH program.

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PhilHealth board

It was find in the oversight advisory group that the arrival of assets is manage without

the learning and endorsement of the PhilHealth board.

Abad and previous Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa endorsed the exchange.

“It is the stature of unreliability to claim without a particle of confirmation and totally only

base on doubt that the assets were occupy to the Liberal Party,” Abad said.

He included: “These were MPBF reserves or generally pay rates and advantages for unfill

things or new positions that were not utilize and in this way had turn out to be

accessible for use as funds.”

A join objection was record against Garin and Padilla before the Office of the Ombudsman

for claim infringement of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act.

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