Filipino professor based in Dubai posts his opinion on the new policy set by PhilHealth, saying that it’s like ‘dark, ominous cloud over the horizon.”
The viral post of Professor Rex Venard Bacarra came after PhilHealth required overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) to pay 3% of their salaries for the insurance.
“Why burden the already burdened overseas Filipino?” he asks.
He said that the decision was ill-timed as most of OFWs are forced to take unpaid leaves, salary cuts, and dismissal due to the new coronavirus.
“This is redundant and seen as unfair by many Filipinos. In Duba, for example, it is mandatory for employers to provide health insurance coverage for employees, and sponsors are required to get insurance for their dependents. We don’t need it. Why are we charged for a ‘product’ we don’t even use?” Bacarra added.
Read the lengthy post here: