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Under a fragmented health care, Philippines is ill-equipped in combating COVID-19

From 2016 to 2019 alone, the public health program’s total budget allocation has been reduced significantly, varying from 15-percent to 28-percent cut.
For one, the budget for Research Institute for Tropical Medicine, the lead public hospital in the government’s effort to address the looming outbreak, has been slashed from P263 million in 2019 to P115 million in 2020.

“Under the Aquino administration, public health services are no longer free but they come for a fee.” – Alliance of Health Workers

By MARYA SALAMAT Bulatlat.com Main story: Approved 2012 budget skewed vs peoples’ needs MANILA — Kabataan Party-list Rep. Raymond “Mong” Palatino criticized the Congress-ratified 2012 national budget of P1.816 trillion ($41.61 billion) as “unhealthy and ignorant” because it gave Filipino a mere P1.25 ($.03) for health and P6.55 ($.15) for education per day.   “The…