Hontiveros slams recent circulation of fake news about her
Senator Risa Hontiveros on Thursday blasted the perpetrators of fake news about her, saying that it proliferated after she called for the resignation of Solicitor General Jose Calida.
The senator was referring to allegations that she was a part of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) Board of Directors that approved the diversion of P10.6 billion budget meant for the payment of senior citizens’ insurance premiums.
“The records will bear me out that this was never discussed and approved by the PhilHealth Board of Directors during my time as a board member,” Hontiveros said in a statement.
“That’s why I’m calling on our health officials to get their act together and explain to the public the records, course of activities and the overall paper trail of the government’s big-ticket health programs,” she added.
Hontiveros also criticized Calida anew, who she accused of benefiting from the government contracts that his security agency’s bagged.
“Hindi po tayo kagaya ni Mr. Calida na milyon-milyon ang naibulsang pera ng kanyang negosyo mula sa mga kontrata sa gobyerno,” the lawmaker said.
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