1 week Lagman cites alternative sources of funds gov’t may tap for PhilHealth, veterans, COVID-19 MB
Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman cited Friday alternative sources of funds that the government may tap to fund PhilHealth and the campaign against COVID-19 and pay veterans’ benefit instead of selling the Philippines’ precious war reparation assets in Japan. Independent opposition Rep. Edcel Lagman (FILE PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN) Lagman, in his interpellation of the Department of Foreign Affairs’ (DFA) proposed budget for 2021, disclosed that funds from this potential sale would be used to, first, prevent the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) from getting bankrupt; second, bankroll the government’s continuing battle against the COVID-19 pandemic; and third, help defray ... more