MANILA, Philippines – Iginiit ng Malakanyang na kailangang i-audit ng Commission on Audit (COA) ang Philippine Red Cross (PRC) sa kabila ng pagiging non-government organization nito.
Bagaman hindi naman lahat ng pondo ng PRC ay mula sa pamahalaan ay nararapat pa ring himayin ng COA ang pondo nito na galing sa suporta ng gobyerno.
“Hindi naman lahat ng pondo ng PRC ay galing sa gobyerno, hindi talaga dapat i-subject ng audit ng COA. But insofar as tumatanggap ang PRC ng government support, kinakailangan i-audit,” ayon kay Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque.
Kailangan ani Sec. Roque na tingnan ng COA ang PRC’s RT-PCR test service ng PRC lalo na’t kung hindi nakatatanggap ng discount ang senior citizens sa kanilang covid tests.
“Unang-una, yung sinabi ni Presidente, binibigay ba ang benepisyo sa mga senior citizens?” ayon kay Sec. Roque.
“Ang alam ko halos lahat ng makina ng Red Cross ay donated, pero bakit ang singil ay ₱4,000? Dapat kung donated ang machines dapat mas mababa sa ₱4,000 ang singil sa RT-PCR. Ngayon po, sa paguutos ng Presidente, gusto niya malaman sa PhilHealth, ‘Bakit kayo nagbayad ng ₱4,000?’,” dagdag na pahayag nito.
Nauna rito, hiniling ni Pangulong Rodrigo Roa Duterte ang full audit report sa PRC matapos na akusahan nito si PRC chairman Senator Richard Gordon nang paggamit ng pondo ng organisasyon para sa kanyang electoral campaigns.
Inakusahan din ni Pangulong Duterte ang PRC ng paglabag sa Expanded Senior Citizens Act para sa sinasabing hindi pagbibigay ng discount sa mga senior citizens para sa kanilang COVID-19 tests, na mayroong “astronomical rates.”
Pinabulaanan naman ni Gordon ang akusasyong ito sa kanya at sinabi ng COA na wala itong hurisdiksyon para i-audit ang organisasyon.
Gayunman, nanindigan naman si Sec. Roque na kailangan pa rin na i-audit ng COA ang PRC.
“Ito may involve not only public funds, but also meron din ditong issues of good governance,” anito.
Nakasaad sa Republic Act No. 10072 na “The Philippine Red Cross shall, at the end of every calendar year, submit to the President of the Philippines an annual report containing its activities and showing its financial condition.”
Sinasabi pa rin ng batas na “The Philippine Red Cross shall be recognized as the voluntary, independent and autonomous nongovernmental society auxiliary to the authorities of the Republic of the Philippines in the humanitarian field.” Kris Jose
USA – Hindi nakaligtas si Kris Aquino sa virus na COVID-19 dahil siya na rin ang nagsabi na tinamaan siya ng nakamamatay na sakit pati na rin ang kanyang dalawang anak, sina Joshua at Bimby.
Sinabi ni Kris sa kanyang socmed account na kasalukuyan siyang nasa USA at nagpapagamot sa kanyang auto-immune condition.
“I had to do this corticosteroid challenge which unfortunately caused me to have unbelievable body pain (yes even worse than my bone marrow aspiration when we found out I’m allergic to all forms of opioids),” sabi niya.
June 5 ‘yun nang binigyan si Kris ng first dose of her medicine.
“I now understand Noy why you chose to keep your illness to yourself… my realization came because I do feel peace & since no info will be coming from me after this post – I’m closing 1 area of stress that I really don’t want nor welcome. BUT I do want to express my heartfelt gratitude for all who have prayed for me to get better,” dagdag ni Kris.
Normal naman daw ang mga kidneys at liver ni Kris at wala naman siyang cancer genes, ngunit nahaharap pa rin siya sa “multiple autoimmune syndrome.”
Binanggit na rin ni Kris sa kanyang lengthy note na tinamaan siya ng COVID-19 at ang kanyang mga anak.
“Kuya Josh tested positive for Covid on June 20 – nurse took his temperature then they got antigen kits, tested him 1st because he was so unlike himself – he was just lying down, on the sofa no energy to play or watch YouTube on his phone.
“I was in our room upstairs asleep. Nurse woke me up to tell me that kuya was positive. I honestly couldn’t understand what she was trying to tell me. Until Bimb came to explain & he told me to please put on a mask. He helped me go downstairs, my instinct was to go & hug kuya but everyone told me I needed to leave immediately & move to a hotel with nurse & Bimb because I was severely immune compromised & being covid positive could mean ICU for me.”
Sinabi rin ni Kris na nalungkot siya nang iniwan niya si Joshua hanggang sa nalaman niya na siya rin ay COVID-19 positive.
“By the 23rd mid-morning i asked Nurse Eloi to please check my temperature because I had chills & something was off. True enough I had fever. I said to please get the antigen test kit – nurse Eloi tried to remain calm but in less than 5 mins both red lines had appeared. Kuya was already at the same hotel so I told them to please take Bimb.
“I was exhausted & fell asleep. When I woke up & asked how was Bimb, Anne said for almost 7 hours he had just been asleep, mother’s instinct kicked in. I said please do an antigen test on him… true enough less than 12 hours after me, Bimb was also Covid positive,” sabi ni Kris.
Sa gitna ng pinagdadaanan ni Kris ay gusto niya ng privacy.
“But unlike you who was never active on social media, I need to say goodbye properly because so many have reached out to me, prayed for me & my sons and regardless of their political affiliation they have prayed for me to get better.
“During very difficult times, I want to just keep the suffering to myself with only family & trusted friends kept informed on a ‘need to know basis’ because everyone else is also going through their own personal trials – ang hirap ng buhay para sa marami, nakakahiyang maging pabigat pa ko.
“I know me, impossible na hindi ako umamin pag hirap na hirap na – so for now FOCUS tayo on ourselves… we all have problems, we all have worries, and we all have hardships.”
Awww. Get well soon Kris and family. Joey Sarmiento
Manila, Philippines- Imagine receiving a comment from a person you are following or idolizing all your life. Just imagine!
Kung para sa karamihan hanggang imagination lang, naku, for Kylie Versoza, it’s a dream come true na!
Napa-comment lang naman ang international celebrity na si Paris Hilton sa OOTD post ni Kylie where you can see her wearing a Bratz doll-inspired fit featuring a butterfly top and a mini skirt crochet terno!
“Where is this outfit from?” Paris commented with smiling face with heart eyes emoji and a butterfly!
Hindi lang si Kylie kundi ang buong Instagram world ay mind blown sa comment na ‘to.
Kylie even took a screenshot of the said comment where she tagged Paris at pabirong sinagot ang tanong nito ng, “Wait lang @parishilton”.
Well, this is just a proof that the beauty queen turned sexy actress is really a fashion icon to the point na pati ang hinahangaan ng halos lahat ng tao all over the world ay napatanong tungkol sa outfit nito.
Kylie, more kikay outfits please! wink* Paula Jonabelle Ignacio
Manila, Philippines- Nag-post sa kanyang Facebook account si Rochelle Pangilinan ng patama sa isang female star. Ayon sa kanya ay pinaplastik siya nito.
sabi sa Facebook post ni Rochelle,”Napaplastikan ako sa gurl, ba’t ganern… feeling sikat na sikat ka. Ba’t ganern….
“Kapag nakaharap ako, ate ang tawag mo sa kin, kapag nakatalikod ako, same pa din kaya? Ba’t ganeeeern?!”
Siguro kaya nakapag-post ng ganito si Rochelle ay dahil may nakarating sa kanya na kung ano-ano ang sinasabi sa kanya nung female star,’di ba? Pero sino kaya ang tinutukoy niya? Siguradong nakatrabaho niya na ito at nagpakitang magiliw sa kanya. Pero isang kaplastikan lang pala ‘yun. Rommel Placente