7 days Senator seeks creation of anti-overpricing board Manilatimes
SEN. Ana Theresia Hontiveros has sought the immediate creation of an “anti-overpricing board” to stop corruption in the procurement of essential equipment to address the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic. The senator on Tuesday called on the Department of Health (DoH), Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to form the board as mandated by Republic Act 11223 or the “Universal Health Care (UHC) Law.” She said the UHC law should compel the concerned agencies to immediately convene the Independent Price Negotiation Board, an oversight body created through the law, that can negotiate with suppliers ... more