Unless something drastic occurs, the current controversy involving shenanigans at the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) will just be another waiting game for the mafia behind the corruption there.

Sinong unang mapagod? Ping bares PhilHealth mafia’s game plan

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Unless something drastic occurs, the current controversy involving shenanigans at the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) will just be another waiting game for the mafia behind the corruption there.

Sen. Panfilo Lacson said Friday the core group behind the corruption has been used to doing this, lying low for a while and returning when public attention is no longer on PhilHealth.

“Parang (ang laro ng sindikato), sinong maunang mapagod, parang ganoon. E sila, sige mag-imbestiga kayo ng mag-imbestiga makakalimutan yan after 1 month. Kami tuloy lang kami siguro mag-lie low lang kami 2 buwan. Pag nakalimutan ng tao, eto na naman kami,” he said in an interview on DZAR radio.

The Senate is currently looking into incidents of corruption at PhilHealth, including the doctoring of financial statements, overpriced IT procurements, and questionable implementation of its Interim Reimbursement Mechanism.

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Instagrammable! Majayjay mayor Carlo Clado bares Municipal Hall’s new look

Majayjay mayor Carlo “Jojo” Clado can’t get enough of the new look of his Municipal’s seat of power.

In a Facebook post, Clado shared photos of the Municipal Hall’s Instagrammable makeover. The mayor thanked all the workers who made the glow up possible.

“Hindi pa po tapos yan. Lalagyan pa yan ng malaking logo ng Majayjay sa gitna na may ilaw. Excited lang po ako magpost! Nakakaproud na ngayon maging isang tiga Majayjay!,” the mayor wrote.

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Hindi pa po tapos…

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Mauna na NBI: House panel cancels probe on PDEA-PNP ‘misencounter’

By Billy Begas

The House Committee on Dangerous Drugs has canceled the scheduled hearing on Monday on the shootout between elements of the Philippine National Police and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency.

Committee chairman and Surigao del Norte Rep. Robert Ace Barbers confirmed the cancellation of the hearing.

“Please be advised that in light of Pres. DU30’s instruction to the NBI to conduct an impartial investigation on the PNP and PDEA incident , our scheduled Committee hearing/investigation in aid of legislation on Monday, March 1, 2021 , is temporarily suspended as a courtesy to and in order not to hinder the ongoing investigation…will keep you all posted on the developments,” the advisory sent to media read.

The House panel was supposed to determine if there is a need to amend the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act (Republic Act 9165) to prevent the repeat of the shootout between PNP and PDEA agents last February 24 outside the Ever Gotesco Mall in Commonwealth Ave., Quezon City.

Ping thanks IATF for uniform travel protocols

Sen. Panfilo Lacson on Saturday thanked the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) for approving uniform travel protocols.

Lacson said local travel restrictions should be left to the local government units since the local leaders know the situation on the ground.

“Thank you, for the sake of the country’s economy. Local travel restrictions should be left to the LGUs. Their leaders know their local conditions better than anybody else in the national government,” he said in a post on his Twitter account.

Malacañang earlier announced the IATF had approved uniform travel protocols for LGUs.



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