Remove Philhealth Mandatory 3% Premium Payment from OFW's salary.

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Justiniani Bersales
Aug 31, 2021
It's not fair & just to mandate OFW's to pay for something exorbitant that we won't get full benefits at all while working hard, like anyone else in other countries.

Will Philhealth refund fully any hospitalization of OFW & their families in other countries? For sure No, and it won't & most of those working abroad have their insurance & company health benefits.

A yearly Php 2,400.00 premium is good enough, although it's a waste for most OFW's since Philhealth has been struggling with prudent fund management with transparency which is so much to be desired of.

Reform is badly needed in the Government spending in order to address and augment needed funds in the health sector, reduce funds on non essential & redundant branches of government, reduce descritionary spending by untrustworthy officials, address the Universal Health coverage by partnering with reputable private health care system providers, increase oversight & transparency, cut down on onerous processes that are perfect avenue for corruption and kick backs. Restructure to reduce manpower and increase effeciency with digital management.

As it is now, no matter how the budget is increased in the health services from whichever source, few selected sectors will only get bloated with wealth in cahoots with some in the bureaucracy while the rest of common people continue to fight to survive and catch their breathe from a slow, exorbitant and unreliable medical services especially in third class government facilities in some parts, if not all over the country.

That is not how to take care of your people, by extorting from others to pay for the needs of the rest. Equity is what OFW's need.

As Thomas Jefferson said "If the Law is Unjust, A man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so".

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Julie Dalwampu
May 18, 2021
I'm signing because i am not in favor of this additional 3 percent raise to ofws.

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Berto Somine
Mar 22, 2021
Bakit b laging ofw's ang lagi nyo ponterya when it comes to increasing the contributions dhl b my work km s kabila ng pandemya,pero ang nakikinabang nmn s mga contributions is s mga kurakot n opisyales ng philhealth.pagtounan mo ito mahal n pangulo.廊

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Sapphire Lin Fernandez
Mar 10, 2021
Because it should be voluntary

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jenna de guzman
Feb 5, 2021
I don't think this will benefit OFWs at all. This will only burden them and their sacrifice of being away from their loved ones will be for nothing as their hard-earned money won't go to where they want to spend it to. Instead, they are being told what to do with their earnings with no choice of the matter.

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Nomy Barita
Feb 1, 2021
I disagree 3% mandatory

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Marwen Mission
Jan 5, 2021
I am signing this because it's unfair to us OFW. Then the corruption is very rampant in the Philhealth

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Mark Vidallo
Jan 4, 2021
It's unfair for all OFWs who are the bread and butter of the Philippine economy yet is being burdened by enormous fees and obligations unfairly imposed

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flory de jesus
Jan 4, 2021
I don't have benefits from it, I already have health insurance here in saudi Arabia and my husband is already covered.

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Karen Mortel
Jan 4, 2021
Medicare in Australia is just 2% of gross salary and yet you will already feel the benefits due to FREE Covid testing. You can even have a free private room and food which come with some FREE surgeries. Australian Medicare is reasonable. So why do we still need to pay 3% of our salary for Philhealth when we can’t even feel the benefits since we are abroad? Last time I was in the Philippines was Jan 2017 so what’s the benefit? We even need to pay private health insurance abroad on top of Medicare.

Furthermore, Australia and Philippines have the same graduated tax rates, but Australia is much less populated than the Philippines so less people to get taxes from. But the benefits of tax are significantly felt in Australia as compare to the Philippines like much better transportation, security, retirement and health care.

I wonder why this is the case. Hmm...