Swab tests still free for OFWs — Palace

MANILA, Oct 27 (Mabuhay) — Swab testing for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) remains free of charge, Malacañang said Monday following reports that some Filipinos arriving from abroad were asked to pay PHP20,000 for faster release of their coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19)...

4K OFWs stranded due to PhilHealth issue with PRC — Bello

MANILA, Oct 21 (Mabuhay) — At least 4,000 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) were stranded after the Philippine Red Cross (PRD) stopped conducting the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) tests for government due to unpaid PHP930 million debt by the Philippine Health Insurance...

PhilHealth won’t pay Red Cross unless MOA issues settled — Gierran

MANILA, Oct 17 (Mabuhay) — The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) will not pay its debt of almost P1 billion to the Philippine Red Cross until all legal issues regarding their memorandum of agreement are settled amid the COVID-19 pandemic. New PhilHealth...

Duterte says he never killed anyone, ‘magtanong ka sa pulis’

MANILA, Oct 6 (Mabuhay) — President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday claimed that he never killed anyone after saying on several occasions during his administration that he had personally taken lives. Duterte made the statement in a televised address from Malacañang after assuring...

Duterte to propose abolishing PhilHealth to Congress

MANILA, Sept 29 (Mabuhay) — President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday night said he will propose the abolishment of the embattled Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) to Congress amid allegations of widespread corruption hounding the state health insurer. “Itong...

PhilHealth execom is ‘real, bad’ mafia, says regional VP

MANILA, Aug 18 (Mabuhay) — PhilHealth regional vice president Dennis Adre on Tuesday supported the claim that the incumbent executive committee of the state health insurer is the “mafia” behind several alleged irregularities. “In the previous Senate...

One year not enough to solve ‘systematic’ PhilHealth fraud, Morales says

MANILA, Aug 11 (Mabuhay) — Embattled PhilHealth President and CEO Ricardo Morales on Tuesday said his one year of service in the state health insurer is not enough to stem the deep-seated problem of fraud. “Fraud has always been with the system as it has always been...

Malacanang says government to launch socio-economic initiative to uplift living conditions of MILF communities

MANILA, Feb 6 (Mabuhay) — The Aquino government is set to launch on Monday a socio-economic initiative dubbed “Sajahatra Bangsamoro” aimed at uplifting the health, education and livelihood conditions of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) communities, a...