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How to prevent a repeat of the P10-B scam

When the INQUIRER broke the news on the P10-billion pork barrel scam that a group led by Janet Lim-Napoles allegedly pulled, the first thing that came to my mind was that the investigation should end not just with mere hearings and reports but in the conviction of those who took part and benefited from it.

Posted: July 22nd, 2013 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

‘Obamacare’ and the free rider problem

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Last week, the US Supreme Court upheld US President Barack Obama’s grand program to extend health coverage to every American. Here in the Philippines, we are just now energizing our program for universal health insurance coverage under PhilHealth’s new president, Dr. Eduardo P. Banzon, a health rights activist since his student days at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine and the London School of Economics.

Posted: July 6th, 2012 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

PhilHealth refund ‘in limbo’ sent last May 31

This refers to the letter of Oscar Vallarta that appeared in the Inquirer last June 8. His PhilHealth check representing his refund in connection with the hospitalization of his wife at the East Avenue Medical Center was already sent through registered mail last May 31. He can get in touch directly with our NCR central […]

Posted: June 11th, 2012 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

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