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Mike Defensor threatens to withhold PhilHealth budget if dirty deeds prevail

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Congressman Mike Defensor has questioned the audit findings on the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth), which he realized could be losing up to P18 billion to corruption.

The AnaKalusugan Representative read through the Commission on Audit’s report, where he found glaring lapses to the simple delayed access to computers and to the overpayments of PhilHealth claims.

“Recently we have warned Philhealth that we will oppose their budget approval if no audit findings will be submitted to Congress,” Defensor said. ”Isa sa batayang trabaho namin ay bantayan ang pondo nyong pangkalusugan.”

Defensor can do good on his promise as part of the House Committee on Appropriations that handles the budget hearings.