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Sen. Hontiveros never did anything about PhilHealth unauthorized bonuses

Sen. Hontiveros never did anything about PhilHealth unauthorized bonuses/ Image credit: The Philippine Pride


During the time Senator Risa Hontiveros was running for the 2016 national elections, her capability for and interest in public welfare was questioned after she was caught up in the PhilHealth controversy over unauthorized bonuses.



Having been a board member of PhilHealth in 2013, she must have been aware of the P1.761 billion worth of unauthorized bonuses that could have been used to fund medical services for the people.

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National Association of Lawyers for Justice and Peace (NALJP) founding chairperson Jesus Santos emphasized that public office is public trust and Hontiveros needs to prove that she is capable and trustworthy by getting back the billions worth of illegal bonuses.



“Since PhilHealth funds are the people’s money, Ms. Hontiveros should show us that we can trust her with our welfare by leading efforts to get back the illegal bonuses. If she will not do anything about it, there’s no reason to be confident that she will indeed serve the people should she win,” Santos said.

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The lawyer furthered that the billions in illegal bonuses could have covered a sheer number of medicines and medical needs, expand medical care, and serve more beneficiaries.

Hontiveros’ stand on the issue has been unclear since it happened way back in 2013 when she was still a board member.



The bonuses are covered by board resolutions, however the Commission on Audit (COA) reported that the board resolutions on the bonuses were never submitted to the Office of the President as required by Section 6 of the Presidential Decree 1597.

“As a board member, Ms. Hontiveros should have known of the conflict with Presidential Decree 1597. But it has never been reported that she has exerted any effort for the return of the illegal bonuses. Nobody knows if she had even opposed the unauthorized bonuses, or had just simply went along with those who allowed it,” Santos said.







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