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Pres. Duterte orders PhilHealth not to require higher premiums for OFWs


Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque announced on Monday (May 4), overseas Filipino workers will no longer required to pay premiums to the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) as ordered by President Rodrigo Duterte.


In a televised briefing, Roque also said that OFWs will not have to settle payments of PhilHealth premium before they can secure an overseas employment certificate (OEC).

"Sa ngayon po, habang meron tayong krisis, ang naging desisyon ng Presidente, huwag na muna tayong magpataw ng karagdagang pahirap sa ating mga OFWs, lalong lalo na sa panahon na napakadami sa kanila ang nare-repatriate at nawalan na rin ng trabaho,” Roque said.

In part of the Universal Health Care Law which was signed by the President last year, the PhilHealth recently issued a circular increasing the premium payments of OFWs whose monthly income ranged from P10,000 to P60,000 to 3% of their monthly salary starting 2020.

Roque, the author of the bill when he was a party-list lawmaker, said that the increasing premium payment for OFWs was not mentioned in his bill.
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4 comments:

  1. Parang may condition pa ata...after the pandemic crisis ba saka ipapataw ang increase? Let us clarify this.

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  2. laki nanga nag naimbag ngga ofw sa economiya doat bga libre na yan sana eh tapos tau pang hiningan lagi kapag my increase ofw lagi naiisip buti sana qng nag wawalis tau ng pera sa ibang bansa

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  3. Dapat kung mag mandatory kayo cguraduhin nyong covered lahat encase of emergency para sulit ang ibinabayad namin e kaso malabo e pahirapan pa kumuha ng requirements makadiscount lng sa bill.Grabe naman kau di na naawa samin mga ofw malaki na nga naitul0ng namin sa bansa kami pa gagatasan nyo!

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  4. Tapos ngayun may crisis di kasali sa ayuda ang mga pamilyang may member na ofw�� Pahirap talaga para sa mga ofw

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