SEN. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go vowed to look deeper into the alleged overpriced medical supplies, equipment and packages for treating the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), saying corruption and abusive business practices should not be allowed.
“In times of crisis, every peso counts. While government maximizes its limited resources, a lot of our fellow Filipinos have also lost jobs, livelihood and savings. We are fighting for survival — as survival is the name of the game here. We should not allow corruption and abusive business practices to take advantage of the vulnerabilities of fellow Filipinos,” Go said.
As chairman of the Senate Committee on Health and Demography, Go stressed that his committee was ready to investigate alleged overpricing of medical supplies, equipment and packages, including Covid-19 test kits, reportedly purchased by the government, or being sold by abusive entrepreneurs.
Also, as a member of the Joint Congressional Oversight Committee on the implementation of the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act, Go said that he has reiterated numerous times that the funds made available to address the Covid-19 pandemic and the needs of our people at this crucial time must be accounted for up to the last centavo.