MANILA, Philippines — Senator Risa Hontiveros is pushing for a Senate inquiry into the status and progress of a government-led effort to boost local production of quality personal protective equipment (PPE) for health workers.
Hontiveros sought for the inquiry through Senate Resolution No. 506, which she filed following reports that the government had only procured 10 million of the 57.6 million PPEs being produced monthly by the Confederation of Philippine Manufacturers of PPEs (CPMP), as part of the Bayanihan PPE Project.
She said the supposed lack of preference for local PPE manufacturers in favor of costlier imports from countries like China “is questionable, to say the least…
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