House leader wants plunder raps vs. PhilHealth ‘mafia’

MANILA – House Committee on Public Accounts chairman Michael Defensor on Wednesday recommended the filing of plunder charges against all officials of the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) involved in the so-called “mafia” that runs various fraudulent schemes. During a joint House hearing on the alleged graft and corrupt practices in PhilHealth, Defensor questioned the sharp … Read More

Solon files virtual marriage bill

MANILA – A party-list lawmaker on Tuesday filed a measure seeking to allow virtual marriage with the use of video, audio, and data transmission devices. In filing House BIll 7042, Kabayan Rep. Ron Salo proposed that the legal meaning of presence or personal appearance as an essential requisite for the validity of marriage be liberally … Read More