2 weeks Hontiveros seeks ‘pandemic budget’ hike of P48.7 B for DOH MB
Senator Risa Hontiveros said on Monday the Department of Health (DOH) should have a P48.7-billion increase in its proposed budget for next year to make sure that the government can win the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and help the country finally recover from the health emergency crisis. Sen. Risa Hontiveros(Senate of the Philippines / MANILA BULLETIN) “If we want to win against COVID-19 and finally recover as a country, our national budget next year must be a pandemic budget, no ifs and buts,” Hontiveros said. The senator said a P48.7-billion increase in the DOH’s purse will put the ... more