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Sen. Bong Go Asks NBI To Protect PhilHealth Documents

BONG GO – Senator Bong Go urged the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to secure all Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) documents to preserve the integrity of the government’s investigation.

A whistleblower revealed in a Senate hearing on August 4 that officials of PhilHealth stole some P15 billion from the agency. He said the corrupt officials used fraudulent schemes.

The accused officials have gone on leave of absence amid the corruption issues. Senators asked President Rodrigo Roa Duterte to suspend PhilHealth President Ricardo Morales as well as other top officials.

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Based on a report from Philstar, the documents and records in the Region I office of PhilHealth in Pangasinan were destroyed due to a roof leak. There are speculations that the ceiling leaks could be an attempt to destroy the evidence.

Senator Bong Go immediately reacted upon receiving the reports. He urged the NBI to immediately act to protect the documents.

“NBI should immediately act to protect documents at the regional offices of PhilHealth to preserve the integrity of the government’s investigation into systemic and systematic corruption within the agency,” he said.

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According to the report, the rainwater leaking through the roof of the office reportedly destroyed some records. Sen. Bong Go. said the NBI informed him on Friday that they are already monitoring the said office to make sure the documents are safe.

“We heard in Pangasinan in Region 1 that the documents were damaged due to the rain. I’m urging the NBI task force to investigate if there is some shady activity there,” Go said.

The senator also urged the authorities to arrest anyone caught destroying or tampering the documents of the government-controlled corporation.

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