Chu blames Garin, Hontiveros
Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) revealed on Tuesday that it is in bad shape because of P10.6 billion of its fund was channeled to the Department of Health in 2015.
The information came and confirmed by Philhealth Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Ruben Basa, who said that Janette Garin together with Padilla wrote the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) in 2015.
DBM was write to ask for the release of the P10.6 billion-fund to the Health Department to augment its health enhancement program facilities.
“(The) management found that there was no valid waiver by PhilHealth of the P10.6 billion senior citizens fund. The matter was not presented (to) nor approve by the PhilHealth Board of Directors,” Basa told the legislators in a joint oversight hearing on the current state of finances of Philhealth.
Basa add that the transfer of funds to DOH affected the project longevity of Philhealth’s funds as its resources may run dry by 2022, unless there will be steps take to cover it.
Nakabawas sa sustainability
“Nakabawas siya sa sustainability ng programa, nakabawas siya sa reserve funds kaya ngayon kumain na ‘yung binayaran natin noong 2015 sa reserve funds [It affected the program’s sustainability because the reserve funds were used to release premiums for senior citizens in 2015],” he said.
As the news reached the netizens, it only caused more ang3r towards the previous officials of Philhealth.
Well-known writer, and New York University alumnus Krizette Laureta Chu can’t help but to react extremely about the news, blaming Garin and the former Philhealth board Risa Hontiveros, who was also tagg to Philhealth fund controversies.
In her Facebook post, Ms, Chu said:*
SABI NA NGA BA! WALA NG PERA ANG PHILHEALTH DAHIL PINAKI ALAMAN NI JANETTE GARIN
Sino ang nasa Philhealth circa 2015, di ba Ikaw Senator Risa Hontiveros? Anong alam mo dito, babae ka?
Sino ang nasa DOH circa 2015, di ba ikaw, Janette Garin?
Kelan ang usapang DENGVAXIA purchase? Di ba around this time?
At bakit si JANETTE GARIN ang highest paid secretary nung time ni Noynoy? She received 2.2 million a year, plus another 400k for being a chairperson of PHILHEALTH?
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Anong meron sa kanya?
Ang hilig nyo tumingin sa conflict of interest, Hontiveros, unahin ninyo ito. Chairman ng PHILHEALTH tapos trinansfer lang din nya sa DOH yung funds nya sa PHILHealth, ngayon magkaka leche leche ang PHILHEATH.
There is no greater cr!me than steal!ng from PUBLIC HEALTH FUNDS! Ilang tao ang hindi mabibigyan ng tulong kasi binankrupt nyo ang PHILHEALTH.
No wonder pinapa resign lagi si Duterte. Daming ka lechehan nila ang malalaman.
Mga P*TANG !NA TALAGA. Ito yung mga kalidad ng mga babae ninyo.
Sometime in 2016, health groups had slammed Hontiveros over alleged use of Philhealth funds for her senatorial campaign.
Health Alliance for Democracy
A group call Health Alliance for Democracy (HEAD) even ask the Commission on Election (COMELEC) to investigate then senatorial candidate Risa Hontiveros but there was no case pursue about the claims.
Further, Krizette’s post already reached thousands of Facebook user, and almost 2 thousand shares as of this writing.