OFWs in Europe disappointed with reported corruption in PhilHealth

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MADRID, Spain – Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) are frustrated in Europe because the agency they hope will help the suffering Filipinos is full of corruption.

PhilHealth echoed the comment, ‘head to toe’ corruption in the agency Rossel Deramas Besana is saddened by the alleged anomaly of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth), especially during the pandemic where many OFWs lost their jobs and suffered.

It is said that due to the anomaly within the government-owned insurance agency, many of its members will be affected.

“Nakakalungkot po na isipin na sa gitna ng nararanasang pandemya ng Pilipinas, may ganitong sitwasyon ng corruption,” said Besana.

OFWs in Milan, Italy call for the austerity of some officials not to add to the problem of this pandemic and stop corruption.

“Ano ba ‘yan sa nangyayari ngayon nagagawa pa ba naman nila mangurap at kuhanin ang pondo ng taumbayan na naghihirap na pare-pareho,”said Maricel Malinay.

“Nakakalungkot na dapat ito ay mailagay sa tama pero sa ngayon ay nawawala,”said Lilia Mallari.

“Napakahirap naman na kami ay bayad nang bayad tapos wala pala naman kaming papakinabangan sa PhilHealth,”said Marichelle Dimaculangan.

The OFWs were initially angry at their 3 percent increase in contribution. The contribution was made voluntarily although the cost still increased.

Due to the exposed mafia-like corruption in PhilHealth, OFWs in Paris, France are demanding the cancellation of their 3 percent premium payment.

“Magkaisa lahat ang OFWs na tumindig at labanan ang ganitong pakana ng rehimen o ng PhilHealth dahil kung hindi tayo titindig lalo tayong lolokohin dito dahil hindi naman natin napapakinabangan. Itong pandemic nga ni hindi tayo naka-receive ng tulong mula sa PhilHealth,”said Wilson Paguyo.

PhilHealth had earlier said that it was not easy to clean up corruption in the agency.

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