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Grace backs call to change PhilHealth head: Finance expert needed

Senator Grace Poe on Tuesday backed calls to change the current chair of the state insurer PhilHealth from the Department of Health Secretary to one with expertise in finance as more and more hospitals threatened to disengage from the universal health care system due to unpaid claims.

Poe joins calls for suspension of excise tax on gas, diesel

Senator Grace Poe on Friday urged Malacañang to consider temporarily suspending the collection of excise tax on gasoline and diesel to ease the burden of rising oil prices on jeepney drivers, delivery riders and those transporting farmers’ harvests to the market.

WATCH | Poe urges DOT to ensure health facilities are within standard

Iminungkahi ni Senadora Grace Poe sa pagdinig ng Committee on Tourism na pinamumunuan ni Senadora Nancy Binay ang pagkakaroon ng mga health facilities sa mga ideneklarang tourist destination.

Aniya sa ganitong paraan agad na mabibigyan ng emergency response o simpleng gamutan ang mga turista sa lugar sakaling kakailanganin.

Inihalimbawa pa ni Poe ang popular na tourist destination na Siargao kung saan ang local health center sa lugar ay kulang mga equipment para sa mga emergency situation na dapat ay kailangan.

Hiniling ni Poe na makipag-ugnayan ang Department of Tourism sa Department of Health para magkaroon ng mga top health facilities na may kakayahan sa emergency response sa mga tourist destination.