CLAIMVice-presidential candidate Willie Ong says money for the construction of an infectious diseases hospital was not included in the “Bayanihan” laws.


During CNN Philippines’ vice-presidential debate on Feb. 26, Willie Ong, a cardiologist, lamented how lawmakers did not allot money to build an infectious diseases hospital in the Bayanihan laws, the country’s Covid-19 economic stimulus.

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