Duterte Breaks Silence On PhilHealth Corruption Issue

Pres. Duterte Gives Warning To Corrupt PhilHealth Officials

DUTERTE – Philippine President Rodrigo Roa Duterte broke his silence on the alleged corruption happening in the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth).

In the Philippines, a lot of people rely to PhilHealth when it comes to medical insurance. Members remit a certain amount monthly or quarterly as preparation for unforeseen medical emergencies.

That is why a lot of members of the agency were really saddened when it expressed the possibility of shutting down in 2022 if the COVID-19 pandemic will persist. It crossed the surface during the hearing over the alleged corruption in the agency.

There are allegations of over-priced purchase of laptops and other anomalous transactions. Currently, an investigation is ongoing regarding the accusations.

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President Rodrigo Roa Duterte recently broke his silence over the alleged corruption in PhilHealth. It can be noted that one of the staunch campaign promises of the former Davao City Mayor is the fight against corrupt officials.

Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, the President has messages for both the erring officials and those who are innocent of the mess. According to him, he will really run after the corrupt officers under his term if they have escaped from the eyes of the other former presidents.

To the innocent ones working in PhilHealth, Pres. Duterte said they have nothing to worry about. Based on the report, he advises them to just be quiet and continue with their work.

“Itong PhilHealth, sabi ko yayariin ko kayo. Maniwala kayo. Yung mga inosente naman wala kayo dapat i-ano. Tahimik lang kayo at continue working,” the Chief Executive said.

Amid the corruption allegations against PhilHealth, its chief, Ricardo Morales, released a medical statement while the Senior Vice President left his post. You may visit – PhilHealth Senior VP Resigns Amid Corruption Allegations.

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