Alex Padilla - updates

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Garin, Padilla face graft complaint over P10.6-B PhilHealth seniors' fund

May 29, 2018 - 6:10 PM

Former health secretary Janette Garin and ex-PhilHealth CEO Alex Padilla deny the accusation, saying there was no money lost or stolen when they used the fund to establish health centers nationwide

Court defers De Lima arraignment on 2nd drug trafficking case

Jun 30, 2017 - 12:21 PM

Muntinlupa Regional Trial Court Branch 205 reschedules the senator s arraignment to August 18 following her opposition to the 2nd arrest warrant issued against her

ARRAIGNMENT. Senator Leila de Lima arrives at the Muntinlupa RTC on June 30, 2017 for the arraignment of a drug trafficking case against her. Photo by Mary Grace Dela Cerna/Rappler

De Lima, lawyers petition SC to compel Congress to convene on martial law

Jun 06, 2017 - 11:29 AM

UPDATED The petition for mandamus has the support of 331 lawyers who signed the annex included in the petition

PETITIONERS. Lawyers file a petition with the Supreme Court asking it to compel Congress to convene and deliberate on martial law. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler  PETITIONERS. Lawyers file a petition with the Supreme Court asking it to compel Congress to convene and deliberate on martial law. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Court orders arrest of Leila de Lima

Feb 23, 2017 - 4:18 PM

UPDATED The arrest warrant is issued days after the Department of Justice filed charges against its former chief for allegedly receiving drug money from convicts

Senator Leila De Lima during her press conference at Senate on Tuesday, February 21, 2017. Photo by Jasmin Dulay

FAST FACTS: The JASIG in the peace talks

Feb 08, 2017 - 4:44 PM

What is the Joint Agreement on Safety and Immunity Guarantees JASIG all about in relation to the failed peace negotiations?

Expanding PhilHealth benefits: Where will presidential bets get the money?

Apr 26, 2016 - 9:00 AM

PhilHealth President Alex Padilla welcomes proposals to expand benefits but he says revenues from the sin tax law alone won t be able to sustain these promises

Hontiveros to tobacco firms: No excuses, use graphic health warning

Nov 11, 2015 - 3:35 PM

The ex PhilHealth director and senatorial aspirant says a 4 month delay in government s implementation of the law places more Filipinos at risk of tobacco related deaths

NO SCARY CIGARETTE PACKS YET. A Filipino vendor sells cigarettes in a street in Manila, Philippines, on 31 May 2011. File photo by Francis R. Malasig

Pneumonia fraud this time: PhilHealth stops paying 2 hospitals

Aug 04, 2015 - 6:16 PM

At least two hospitals are involved in upscaling simple cough or sore throats cases into pneumonia cases to claim higher benefit payments from PhilHealth

PhilHealth's new limit on cataract surgeries 'anti-poor' – doctor

Jul 24, 2015 - 8:30 AM

But PhilHealth president Alex Padilla says the agency had to implement the limit – 10 patients a day 50 patients a month – to prevent doctors from abusing the case rate system

PhilHealth scam: Eye doctors deny fraud allegations

Jul 09, 2015 - 9:42 AM

Can a doctor with a suspended PhilHealth accreditation still perform cataract surgeries? Apparently yes – at least in one clinic in Metro Manila

Harsher law needed to prevent PhilHealth claims fraud – Guingona

Jul 02, 2015 - 7:00 AM

The chair of the Senate blue ribbon committee says there is basis to believe a syndicate is behind questionable PhilHealth claims made by some hospitals and eye clinics

LAW NEEDED. Senator Teofisto Guingona III says there is basis to believe a syndicate is behind the questionable PhilHealth claims made by some hospitals and eye clinics. File photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Senate to probe questionable PhilHealth claims

Jun 25, 2015 - 5:00 PM

The health department is already investigating highly suspicious benefit payments to PhilHealth accredited health care providers particularly eye centers

Scaling up the bureaucracy

May 16, 2014 - 10:22 AM

Compared to their private sector counterparts many government employees are disadvantaged in 3 areas: competence confidence compensation

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'Communist army irrelevant in 5 years'

Mar 29, 2014 - 10:49 AM

The NPA celebrates its 45th anniversary in the wake of top communist leaders arrest The military says the bandit group without any ideological mooring will be irrelevant in 5 years

ANNIVERSARY: The New People's Army turns 45 on March 29, 2014. Photo from the CPP web site

CPP chief, wife not covered by 'immunity'

Mar 23, 2014 - 11:50 AM

3rd UPDATE The NDF failed to present its file of underground rebels who should not be arrested due to the peace process says the government s chief negotiator

NOT COVERED BY JASIG. Alleged CPP chairman Benito Tiamzon and wife Wilma after their arrest. Photo by Ben Nabong

PhilHealth to cover leptospirosis victims in Olongapo

Oct 14, 2013 - 4:19 PM

PhilHealth president Alex Padilla also says PhilHealth benefits are constantly being expanded to include indigents and the informal sector

CROWDED. A ward at the James L. Gordon hospital in Olongapo overflows with leptospirosis patients. Photo by Randy Datu/Rappler

Padilla's resignation as gov't chief negotiator not yet official

Jun 25, 2013 - 3:50 PM

Padilla s resignation will only be formalized one the gov t peace panel negotiating with the communist groups completes its transition plan

Aquino signs law expanding Philhealth coverage

Jun 21, 2013 - 5:05 PM

Under the law indigents and informal sector may avail themselves of Philhealth coverage and benefits

WIDER COVERAGE. President Benigno Aquino III signs a law amending the Philhealth Law to provide health insurance coverage to indigents and the informal sector. File photo by Malacañang Photo Bureau

#TalkThursday with Alex Padilla

Jun 21, 2013 - 10:52 AM

Rappler talks to Alexander Padilla the newly appointed CEO and president of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation

Rappler Newscast | June 20, 2013

Jun 20, 2013 - 8:53 PM

A labor official denies prostituting OFWs Padilla is convinced the NDF did not want peace Buhain says he “kept quiet for the good of the Church ”