Department of Health

Rappler Talk: Probing the Department of Health

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The Department of Health is being grilled again for its mishandling of the pandemic.

Earlier in 2021, lawmakers already quizzed the DOH. But this week, the DOH again faced angry lawmakers about its spending. The Commission on Audit (COA) had flagged the department’s unused and misused P67 billion worth of COVID-19 funds, sparking public outrage.

How can lawmakers compel the DOH and the government to do better? Will the controversy affect the DOH’s prospects for requesting a budget come 2022?

In this Rappler Talk, Rappler congressional reporter Rambo Talabong speaks with House public accounts panel chairman and PROBINSYANO AKO Representative Bonito Singson, who heads the House probe on the DOH.. –