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Philippines Congress launches corruption inquiry

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.317.7166.1102b (Published 24 October 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:1102
  1. Adam Easton
  1. Manila

    The health committee of the Philippine Congress has launched an investigation into allegations that a “mafia style” syndicate has secured kickbacks worth millions of dollars by controlling contracts in the Department of Health.

    President Joseph Estrada called for the probe after one of his cabinet appointees, health secretary Felipe Estrella, …

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