Janeth Garin, Abad misused P10.6 billion Philhealth Funds

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    MANILA, Philippines — Some P10.6 billion in funds of the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) for senior citizens was illegally diverted in December 2015 and supposedly used for the campaign of Liberal Party (LP) candidates in the 2016 elections, a joint congressional review of PhilHealth’s finances showed yesterday.

    The budget was released to the Department of Health (DOH)’s rural health centers program around December 2015, prompting lawmakers to suspect the amount was used for the LP’s electoral campaign, like the P3.5-billion Dengvaxia controversy.


    Read more at https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2018/05/30/1820003/garin-abad-diverted-p106-billion-fund-senior-citizens#6iBd7bx05HekQRRP.99

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    tatak dilawan, malamang may cut sila Sargo and friends dyan hahaa
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    PhilHealth says reserve fund at risk of drying up by 2021

    Published May 29, 2018 8:21pm
    By AMITA LEGASPI, GMA News

    PhilHealth's reserve fund is at risk of drying up by 2021 if no congressional action will be done to augment it, an official said Tuesday during the third joint congressional oversight committee hearing on national health insurance.

    The depleted reserve fund of PhilHealth is blamed on the diversion of P10.6 billion  to the construction of rural health units in 2015.

    "I'm disturbed, I'm worried. Kung wala tayong gagawin there will be no PhilHealth funds to speak of in 2021," Senator JV Ejercito said. "It is disturbing. Because of the steep decline, sa 2021 zero, wala na tayong pondo."

    Ruben John Basa, PhilHealth executive vice president and chief operating officer, presented during the hearing their fund projections showing the steep decline in their reserve fund.

    According to him, Congress in 2015 approved P37 billion for premiums of indigents, low income earners, barangay workers, and senior citizens. However, then-President Benigno Aquino III vetoed the provision and stated that premiums for senior citizens shall be funded through the unprogrammed funds amounting P10.6 billion.

    With the veto message as basis, PhilHealth sent billing statements to the Department of Budget and Management for the 2014 and 2015 premiums to be charged against the unprogrammed appropriations of the 2015 General Appropriations Act.

    Diversion?

    However, then-Health secretary and PhilHealth chai Janette Garin and Philhealth president and chief executive officer Alexander Padilla, in a joint letter, requested DBM to immediately release the P10.6 billion fund for senior citizens  to augment the 2015 health facilities enhancement program.

    Basa said the PhilHealth board was not aware of the request to transfer the fund. "The matter was not presented nor approved by the Philhealth board of directors," he said. 

    To finance the coverage for senior citizens, PhilHealth used its reserve fund, Basa said.

    "With the approval of the Senior Citizens Act, we did not get that particular money so we have to use our reserve funds, so that started the bleeding," said Dr. Anthony Leachon, representative of the Monetary Board in the PhilHealth Board.

    Appeal to Congress

    To prevent the drying up of PhilHealth reserve fund, the government-owned and -controlled corporation asked Congress to replenish its fund.

    "We appeal to Congress particularly the members of the joint oversight committee that we included the P10.6 billion as part of our 2019 general appropriations act proposal and we hope said funding will be included once President Duterte signs the 2019 GAA (General Appropriations Act)," said Basa.

    Minerva Cabigting, Commission on Audit assistant director, said the P10.6 billion fund was transferred from the PhilHealth to the Department of Health (DOH).

    Because of this, on March 27, PhilHealth filed before the Ombudsman complaints against Garin and Padilla for allegedly diverting the P10.6 billion fund for senior citizens premium to the DOH program, including the construction of health stations in public elementary schools, equipment provision for barangay health stations, and infrastructure upgrading and equipment provision for rural and urban health units.

    "The respondents had no authority and basis to make such waiver which is gravely prejudicial to the interest of PhilHealth and senior citizens," the complaint stated.

    Garin, Padilla wash hands

    Both Garin and Padilla denied the allegations.

    "No such diversion. There were claims but were not recognized by the DBM. There were questions on fraud and padded financials. Why spend on unrealized income? Culprits of fraud are looking for a scapegoat on the real reasons behind their disastrous financial situation," Garin said in a text message to GMA News Online.

    She said when she assumed the PhilHealth chairmanship, they were able to curb fraud and stop payments to questionable transactions in the way the GOCC was being managed. She said, unfortunately, it was not sustained and abuse of a few were continued.

    "An external, credible audit should be done. Many of the resource persons being utilized are compromised," Garin said.

    Padilla said he had not been asked to respond in the inquiries conducted by either the Senate or the House of Representatives.

    "No money was diverted or stolen, no allegation of corruption, they refer merely to a letter request I made together with the secretary of Health, a mere request made in accordance with law which required no board approval,” he said in a separate text message.

    He added senior citizens were never deprived of their benefits.

    "If there is allegation of corruption in the building of health facilities, that should be answered by the DOH and Philhealth had nothing to do with the bidding or procurement," Padilla said.  —KBK, GMA News


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    PhilHealth says reserve fund at risk of drying up by 2021

    Published May 29, 2018 8:21pm
    By AMITA LEGASPI, GMA News

    PhilHealth's reserve fund is at risk of drying up by 2021 if no congressional action will be done to augment it, an official said Tuesday during the third joint congressional oversight committee hearing on national health insurance.

    The depleted reserve fund of PhilHealth is blamed on the diversion of P10.6 billion  to the construction of rural health units in 2015.

    "I'm disturbed, I'm worried. Kung wala tayong gagawin there will be no PhilHealth funds to speak of in 2021," Senator JV Ejercito said. "It is disturbing. Because of the steep decline, sa 2021 zero, wala na tayong pondo."

    Ruben John Basa, PhilHealth executive vice president and chief operating officer, presented during the hearing their fund projections showing the steep decline in their reserve fund.

    According to him, Congress in 2015 approved P37 billion for premiums of indigents, low income earners, barangay workers, and senior citizens. However, then-President Benigno Aquino III vetoed the provision and stated that premiums for senior citizens shall be funded through the unprogrammed funds amounting P10.6 billion.

    With the veto message as basis, PhilHealth sent billing statements to the Department of Budget and Management for the 2014 and 2015 premiums to be charged against the unprogrammed appropriations of the 2015 General Appropriations Act.

    Diversion?

    However, then-Health secretary and PhilHealth chai Janette Garin and Philhealth president and chief executive officer Alexander Padilla, in a joint letter, requested DBM to immediately release the P10.6 billion fund for senior citizens  to augment the 2015 health facilities enhancement program.

    Basa said the PhilHealth board was not aware of the request to transfer the fund. "The matter was not presented nor approved by the Philhealth board of directors," he said. 

    To finance the coverage for senior citizens, PhilHealth used its reserve fund, Basa said.

    "With the approval of the Senior Citizens Act, we did not get that particular money so we have to use our reserve funds, so that started the bleeding," said Dr. Anthony Leachon, representative of the Monetary Board in the PhilHealth Board.

    Appeal to Congress

    To prevent the drying up of PhilHealth reserve fund, the government-owned and -controlled corporation asked Congress to replenish its fund.

    "We appeal to Congress particularly the members of the joint oversight committee that we included the P10.6 billion as part of our 2019 general appropriations act proposal and we hope said funding will be included once President Duterte signs the 2019 GAA (General Appropriations Act)," said Basa.

    Minerva Cabigting, Commission on Audit assistant director, said the P10.6 billion fund was transferred from the PhilHealth to the Department of Health (DOH).

    Because of this, on March 27, PhilHealth filed before the Ombudsman complaints against Garin and Padilla for allegedly diverting the P10.6 billion fund for senior citizens premium to the DOH program, including the construction of health stations in public elementary schools, equipment provision for barangay health stations, and infrastructure upgrading and equipment provision for rural and urban health units.

    "The respondents had no authority and basis to make such waiver which is gravely prejudicial to the interest of PhilHealth and senior citizens," the complaint stated.

    Garin, Padilla wash hands

    Both Garin and Padilla denied the allegations.

    "No such diversion. There were claims but were not recognized by the DBM. There were questions on fraud and padded financials. Why spend on unrealized income? Culprits of fraud are looking for a scapegoat on the real reasons behind their disastrous financial situation," Garin said in a text message to GMA News Online.

    She said when she assumed the PhilHealth chairmanship, they were able to curb fraud and stop payments to questionable transactions in the way the GOCC was being managed. She said, unfortunately, it was not sustained and abuse of a few were continued.

    "An external, credible audit should be done. Many of the resource persons being utilized are compromised," Garin said.

    Padilla said he had not been asked to respond in the inquiries conducted by either the Senate or the House of Representatives.

    "No money was diverted or stolen, no allegation of corruption, they refer merely to a letter request I made together with the secretary of Health, a mere request made in accordance with law which required no board approval,” he said in a separate text message.

    He added senior citizens were never deprived of their benefits.

    "If there is allegation of corruption in the building of health facilities, that should be answered by the DOH and Philhealth had nothing to do with the bidding or procurement," Padilla said.  —KBK, GMA News


  • xpopcornxxpopcornx Member PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Basta Dilawan ang nagnakaw...asahan nyo BILYONES ang involved. Mga ganid kasi eh. :)
  • joerizjoeriz Member PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    "No money was diverted or stolen, no allegation of corruption, they refer merely to a letter request I made together with the secretary of Health, a mere request made in accordance with law which required no board approval,” he said in a separate text message.
  • xpopcornxxpopcornx Member PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐

    PhilHealth says reserve fund at risk of drying up by 2021

    Published May 29, 2018 8:21pm
    By AMITA LEGASPI, GMA News

    PhilHealth's reserve fund is at risk of drying up by 2021 if no congressional action will be done to augment it, an official said Tuesday during the third joint congressional oversight committee hearing on national health insurance.

    The depleted reserve fund of PhilHealth is blamed on the diversion of P10.6 billion  to the construction of rural health units in 2015.

    "I'm disturbed, I'm worried. Kung wala tayong gagawin there will be no PhilHealth funds to speak of in 2021," Senator JV Ejercito said. "It is disturbing. Because of the steep decline, sa 2021 zero, wala na tayong pondo."

    Ruben John Basa, PhilHealth executive vice president and chief operating officer, presented during the hearing their fund projections showing the steep decline in their reserve fund.

    According to him, Congress in 2015 approved P37 billion for premiums of indigents, low income earners, barangay workers, and senior citizens. However, then-President Benigno Aquino III vetoed the provision and stated that premiums for senior citizens shall be funded through the unprogrammed funds amounting P10.6 billion.

    With the veto message as basis, PhilHealth sent billing statements to the Department of Budget and Management for the 2014 and 2015 premiums to be charged against the unprogrammed appropriations of the 2015 General Appropriations Act.

    Diversion?

    However, then-Health secretary and PhilHealth chai Janette Garin and Philhealth president and chief executive officer Alexander Padilla, in a joint letter, requested DBM to immediately release the P10.6 billion fund for senior citizens  to augment the 2015 health facilities enhancement program.

    Basa said the PhilHealth board was not aware of the request to transfer the fund. "The matter was not presented nor approved by the Philhealth board of directors," he said. 

    To finance the coverage for senior citizens, PhilHealth used its reserve fund, Basa said.

    "With the approval of the Senior Citizens Act, we did not get that particular money so we have to use our reserve funds, so that started the bleeding," said Dr. Anthony Leachon, representative of the Monetary Board in the PhilHealth Board.

    Appeal to Congress

    To prevent the drying up of PhilHealth reserve fund, the government-owned and -controlled corporation asked Congress to replenish its fund.

    "We appeal to Congress particularly the members of the joint oversight committee that we included the P10.6 billion as part of our 2019 general appropriations act proposal and we hope said funding will be included once President Duterte signs the 2019 GAA (General Appropriations Act)," said Basa.

    Minerva Cabigting, Commission on Audit assistant director, said the P10.6 billion fund was transferred from the PhilHealth to the Department of Health (DOH).

    Because of this, on March 27, PhilHealth filed before the Ombudsman complaints against Garin and Padilla for allegedly diverting the P10.6 billion fund for senior citizens premium to the DOH program, including the construction of health stations in public elementary schools, equipment provision for barangay health stations, and infrastructure upgrading and equipment provision for rural and urban health units.

    "The respondents had no authority and basis to make such waiver which is gravely prejudicial to the interest of PhilHealth and senior citizens," the complaint stated.

    Garin, Padilla wash hands

    Both Garin and Padilla denied the allegations.

    "No such diversion. There were claims but were not recognized by the DBM. There were questions on fraud and padded financials. Why spend on unrealized income? Culprits of fraud are looking for a scapegoat on the real reasons behind their disastrous financial situation," Garin said in a text message to GMA News Online.

    She said when she assumed the PhilHealth chairmanship, they were able to curb fraud and stop payments to questionable transactions in the way the GOCC was being managed. She said, unfortunately, it was not sustained and abuse of a few were continued.

    "An external, credible audit should be done. Many of the resource persons being utilized are compromised," Garin said.

    Padilla said he had not been asked to respond in the inquiries conducted by either the Senate or the House of Representatives.

    "No money was diverted or stolen, no allegation of corruption, they refer merely to a letter request I made together with the secretary of Health, a mere request made in accordance with law which required no board approval,” he said in a separate text message.

    He added senior citizens were never deprived of their benefits.

    "If there is allegation of corruption in the building of health facilities, that should be answered by the DOH and Philhealth had nothing to do with the bidding or procurement," Padilla said.  —KBK, GMA News



    Grabe...10B plus yung sa Dengvaxia...timing na timing sa election.  Magnanakaw talaga ang mga Dilawan....mga Ganid. :)
  • ImpenneteriImpenneteri  PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    edited May 2018
    10.6 Billion pesos transferred without the knowledge and approval of Philhealth board. Nalaman lang ng hinalungkat ngayon. Tatak LP.

    Kaya pala operational pa rin ang mga bots gaya ni knorr at buddy, samantalang panay pa rin spam nila Sargo at fridayblues dito.

    How do I guarantee that they're paid hacks? Easy, you will never find them outside of LAFI especially the bots.
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    xpopcornx said:

    PhilHealth says reserve fund at risk of drying up by 2021

    Published May 29, 2018 8:21pm
    By AMITA LEGASPI, GMA News

    PhilHealth's reserve fund is at risk of drying up by 2021 if no congressional action will be done to augment it, an official said Tuesday during the third joint congressional oversight committee hearing on national health insurance.

    The depleted reserve fund of PhilHealth is blamed on the diversion of P10.6 billion  to the construction of rural health units in 2015.

    "I'm disturbed, I'm worried. Kung wala tayong gagawin there will be no PhilHealth funds to speak of in 2021," Senator JV Ejercito said. "It is disturbing. Because of the steep decline, sa 2021 zero, wala na tayong pondo."

    Ruben John Basa, PhilHealth executive vice president and chief operating officer, presented during the hearing their fund projections showing the steep decline in their reserve fund.

    According to him, Congress in 2015 approved P37 billion for premiums of indigents, low income earners, barangay workers, and senior citizens. However, then-President Benigno Aquino III vetoed the provision and stated that premiums for senior citizens shall be funded through the unprogrammed funds amounting P10.6 billion.

    With the veto message as basis, PhilHealth sent billing statements to the Department of Budget and Management for the 2014 and 2015 premiums to be charged against the unprogrammed appropriations of the 2015 General Appropriations Act.

    Diversion?

    However, then-Health secretary and PhilHealth chai Janette Garin and Philhealth president and chief executive officer Alexander Padilla, in a joint letter, requested DBM to immediately release the P10.6 billion fund for senior citizens  to augment the 2015 health facilities enhancement program.

    Basa said the PhilHealth board was not aware of the request to transfer the fund. "The matter was not presented nor approved by the Philhealth board of directors," he said. 

    To finance the coverage for senior citizens, PhilHealth used its reserve fund, Basa said.

    "With the approval of the Senior Citizens Act, we did not get that particular money so we have to use our reserve funds, so that started the bleeding," said Dr. Anthony Leachon, representative of the Monetary Board in the PhilHealth Board.

    Appeal to Congress

    To prevent the drying up of PhilHealth reserve fund, the government-owned and -controlled corporation asked Congress to replenish its fund.

    "We appeal to Congress particularly the members of the joint oversight committee that we included the P10.6 billion as part of our 2019 general appropriations act proposal and we hope said funding will be included once President Duterte signs the 2019 GAA (General Appropriations Act)," said Basa.

    Minerva Cabigting, Commission on Audit assistant director, said the P10.6 billion fund was transferred from the PhilHealth to the Department of Health (DOH).

    Because of this, on March 27, PhilHealth filed before the Ombudsman complaints against Garin and Padilla for allegedly diverting the P10.6 billion fund for senior citizens premium to the DOH program, including the construction of health stations in public elementary schools, equipment provision for barangay health stations, and infrastructure upgrading and equipment provision for rural and urban health units.

    "The respondents had no authority and basis to make such waiver which is gravely prejudicial to the interest of PhilHealth and senior citizens," the complaint stated.

    Garin, Padilla wash hands

    Both Garin and Padilla denied the allegations.

    "No such diversion. There were claims but were not recognized by the DBM. There were questions on fraud and padded financials. Why spend on unrealized income? Culprits of fraud are looking for a scapegoat on the real reasons behind their disastrous financial situation," Garin said in a text message to GMA News Online.

    She said when she assumed the PhilHealth chairmanship, they were able to curb fraud and stop payments to questionable transactions in the way the GOCC was being managed. She said, unfortunately, it was not sustained and abuse of a few were continued.

    "An external, credible audit should be done. Many of the resource persons being utilized are compromised," Garin said.

    Padilla said he had not been asked to respond in the inquiries conducted by either the Senate or the House of Representatives.

    "No money was diverted or stolen, no allegation of corruption, they refer merely to a letter request I made together with the secretary of Health, a mere request made in accordance with law which required no board approval,” he said in a separate text message.

    He added senior citizens were never deprived of their benefits.

    "If there is allegation of corruption in the building of health facilities, that should be answered by the DOH and Philhealth had nothing to do with the bidding or procurement," Padilla said.  —KBK, GMA News



    Grabe...10B plus yung sa Dengvaxia...timing na timing sa election.  Magnanakaw talaga ang mga Dilawan....mga Ganid. :)

    10B sa Dengvaxia
    10B sa Philhealth Funds

    naalala ko din 10B din ang RH Bill  :D
  • elBartoloelBartolo Member PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Php 12.5 Billion lahat. In time for the 2016 election.


  • xpopcornxxpopcornx Member PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Grabe ang mga Dilawan.....professional talaga sa pagnanakaw sa kaban ng bayan....dapat sa mga yan bitayin in public. :)
  • buddywbuddyw Member PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Buhay reyna! Philhealth chief Dela Serna spends a year living in P3,800 per night hotel

    A lawmaker was shocked to find out that Philhealth interim president Celestina Dela Serna spent one year living at a hotel worth P3,800 per night instead of renting a condominium unit or apartment in Metro Manila.

    Negros Oriental Rep. Arnulfo Teves said he and House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez had the chance to talk to Dela Serna during an event at the House of Representatives, and they were appalled at her extravagant lifestyle.

    “She admitted to staying in the hotel for one year or more… More or less one year sa hotel siya nakatira charged to Philhealth and she said she thought it was okay, that’s why she did it,” he said.

    Teves said Dela Serna told him and Alvarez that she stayed at Legend Villas, where rooms are worth at least P3,800 a night.

    “Imagine you have a Philhealth president na ganoon?” the lawmaker said.

    Teves has filed House Resolution 1928 directing the House committee on Good Government and Public Accountability to conduct an inquiry, in aid of legislation, into the “gross financial and operational management, corruption, as well as the proliferation of fraud through the creation of ghost members in PhilHealth.”

    The lawmaker said the House will look into Dela Serna’s other expenditures at the congressional hearing.

    “[O]ur sources have claimed that many such expenses are wasteful and too extravagant,” he said.

    The Commission on Audit earlier flagged Dela Serna for spending P627,000 for travels and hotels in 2017 despite Philhealth’s loss of P8.92 billion.


  • letran_jletran_j Member PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    bakit na-pipi ata si Rissa sa issue na ito pero dun sa issue nung legal contracts with the gov't nung security agency ni Calida ang ingay-ingay ni Rissa? :glee:  Hypocrite! 

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