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SOURCE: Press and Public Affairs Bureau


STATEMENT OF SPEAKER LORD ALLAN VELASCO ON PRRD’S SUSPENSION OF PHILHEALTH CONTRIBUTION HIKE
05 January 2021 11:10:14 AM


We laud President Rodrigo Roa Duterte for suspending the increase in PhilHealth premium contributions amid the COVID-19 crisis.

The President has once again proved his sincere and genuine regard for the welfare of the Filipino people, especially in this time of pandemic.

The House of Representatives is ready to review the Universal Health Care Act and its Implementing Rules and Regulations, particularly the provisions on incremental premium rate hike for direct PhilHealth contributors.

We urge the PhilHealth and the Department of Health to work closely with the legislature to ensure that our citizens and hardworking Filipinos will not further be exposed to this unnecessary burden while still grappling with the pandemic.#