THE House of Representatives was asked to investigate the questionable sale of two properties owned by the Philippine Orthopedic Center (POC) in Quezon City.
In House Resolution 2336, the House Committee on Health was asked to look into the sale of the properties worth millions allegedly to a “private couple” amid the COVID-19 pandemic and despite a Supreme Court order that prohibits the sale of said properties.
According to the resolution, the sale of the properties should have gone through a strict public scrutiny to determine if the sale process was legal or not.
The allegedly rush sale of the properties of the POC, one of the public hospitals that accepts and provides medical services to poor Filipinos during the pandemic, was also highly questionable.
According to the resolution, the properties were sold with the help of a retiring official of the local registry of deeds.
There are also documents of the questionable sale of the properties, the resolution stated, that can be presented once the issue is set for a committee hearing.