Category: Health

Senators puzzled over DSWD’s P10-B ‘savings’ from SAP funds

MANILA, Philippines — Some senators were taken by surprise after the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) revealed Tuesday about a P10-billion untapped funds under the government’s social amelioration program (SAP). DSWD Secretary Rolando Bautista said during Senate deliberations on the proposed P171-billion budget of the agency for 2021 that they were able to have […]

DBM office denies COVID-19 supply overprice, says PPEs bought by Aquino administration 50 percent costlier

After some senators last week accused the government of buying personal protective equipment (PPE) and testing kits at an overprice under his watch, Budget Undersecretary Lloyd Christopher Lao on Monday (Sept. 21) said similar items bought by the Aquino administration near the end of President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III’s term were even more expensive by […]

Robredo hits flip-flopping COVID-19 policy: ‘Mag-usap muna sila’

MANILA, Philippines — Vice President Leni Robredo once again pressed government officials for coherence and coordination with regards to announcing coronavirus disease (COVID-19) policies to avoid public confusion. Robredo issued the statement after President Rodrigo Duterte decided to retain the 1-meter physical distancing rule in public transportation, discarding the earlier decision of the Inter-Agency Task […]

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