3 weeks ‘Tinitipid?’: 2 senators hit ‘anemic’ DOH budget for 2021 Inquirer
MANILA, Philippines --- At least two senators have questioned the "anemic" 2021 budget allocation for the Department of Health (DOH), with one lawmaker saying the amount "does not adequately address the protection of public health" in the wake of the pandemic. The proposed budget for the DOH ranks only fifth in the budget pie under the 2021 National Expenditure Program, Senator Risa Hontiveros pointed out during the Senate's budget deliberations on Wednesday. "In the face of the largest health crisis of our time, tila anemic ang budget natin para sa kalusugan," she said. According to Budget Secretary Wendel Avisado, the ... more