Public Expenditure Tracking Survey: A Study of the Sponsored Program of the National Health Insurance Program

A study that utilized health facility and beneficiary questionnaires to track funds generated from excise taxes on tobacco and alcohol products that were earmarked for PhilHealth’s Sponsored Program (SP), providing free health care to the poorest 20 percent of the Filipino population. The study sought to identify problems and bottlenecks in the funding flow from […]

Citizen’s Report Card on the Sponsored Program of the National Health Insurance Program

This study assesses citizens’ access to and utilization of the Sponsored Program (SP) services of the National Health Insurance Program or popularly known as PhilHealth, as well as service quality and beneficiary satisfaction. The study revealed low levels of beneficiary knowledge, awareness, access, and usage of designated health services and benefits.

Senate Bill 1733

An Act Implementing the People’s Right to Information and the Constitutional Policies of Full Public Disclosure and Honesty in the Public Service and for Other Purposes. Approved on 3rd Reading on March 10, 2014.

V-P Binay must quit

VICE-PRESIDENT Jejomar Binay is accused of corruption that even his natural constituency, the masa, can no longer dismiss. The series of exposés, made credible by a whistleblower who was once the most trusted by the capo di tutti capi, has led a growing number of the masa to reject or at least question their favorite […]

Why put up with the ‘bandit’ in high office?

“MODERATE their greed.” This was the famous line attributed to then Economic Planning Secretary Romy Neri. The story was about Neri instructing eventual whistle-blower Jun Lozada to persuade Benjamin Abalos and Mike Arroyo to lower their “commission” for brokering the National Broadband Network deal between the Chinese corporation ZTE and the Gloria Arroyo administration. Abalos, […]

Global competitiveness: Not more fun in the Philippines

IT IS MORE fun in the Philippines, says Tourism Secretary Ramon Jimenez Jr. That, despite the traffic jams, the breakdown of public transport, the pollution, the slow internet connection, the usual delay of flights, etc. While waiting for eternity to get a cab to take him to his hotel from the airport, a tourist asked […]