Firing of Philhealth OIC welcomed

y Rose de la Cruz


Rep. Milagros Aquino-Magsaysay today welcomed the firing by President Duterte of the officer in charge of Philhealth in view of reports that it had “miserably failed on its commitment and mandate to the senior citizens law.”


Aquino-Magsaysay of the Senior Citizens Partylist, had deplored the utter failure of the agency to cover the healthcare needs of over 1 million senior citizens as mandated by RA 10645 which provides for the automatic and universal coverage of Filipino elderly above 60 years old. The proceeds of RA 10351, or the Sin Tax Law, were…

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 Duterte urged to seek help from Sokor on cheaper oil


By Rose de la Cruz


Since President Duterte is visiting South Korea on June 3 to 5, he can hold talks with leaders of that country for a possible supply of oil and fuel products to the Philippines so it would not be too dependent on the Middle East for this product.


This was the advice given by Rep. Michael Romero III, 1 PACMAN partylist, as he said that South Korea has large petroleum and fuel reserves.


We do not yet have an oil and fuel reserves sharing agreement with South Korea. Perhaps, that is one item…

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Electric vehicles make us less vulnerable to fuel price hikes


By Rose de la Cruz


Rep. Carlos Roman Uybarreta of 1st Consumer Alliance for Rural Energy Inc. said that for the long-term modernizing public transport systems with electric vehicles will make the country less vulnerable to rising fuel prices abroad.


This is one lesson we can derive from our current struggles with rising fuel prices, he said.


He said the new Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Law gives preferential tax treatment on electric vehicles. 


Section 45 of RA 10963 exempts purely electric vehicles from excise taxes while hybrid vehicles get just a…

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Phlhealth has failed covering senior citizens


By Rose de la Cruz



Rep. Milagros Aquino-Magsaysay, Senior Citizens partylist, said the Philippine Health Insurance (Philhealth) has failed to fully implement its mandate to provide adequate health care coverage as intended by law.


The Mandatory PhilHealth Coverage for Senior Citizens Act (RA 10645) mandates the universal coverage of the Filipino elderly above 60 years of age as automatically enrolled in the national health insurance agency. Proceeds of RA 10351, the Sin Tax Law, were meant to finance the coverage.


Upon the first enactment of RA 10645 in 2015, 2 million eligible senior citizen beneficiaries were…

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