Pres. Duterte OKs Filing of Charges Against PhilHealth Officials Including Ricardo Morales
DUTERTE – Philippine President Rodrigo Roa Duterte approved the filing of charges against former PhilHealth Chief Ricardo Morales and several other officials.
The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation or more commonly called as PhilHealth was hooked by corruption issues this 2020. It was after a former officer of the state-run institution claimed massive corruption inside the body.
Then PhilHealth chief Ricardo Morales was quick to deny the claims of the former officer. He tagged it as out of the personal issues of the ex-PhilHealth officer.
Despite the PhilHealth Chief denying such corruption allegations, an investigation was launched. Several officials signed a bank secrecy waiver in the light of the investigation.
Amid the corruption issues, Ricardo Morales resigned as PhilHealth president over his health condition. He heed the call of Pres. Rodrigo Roa Duterte to leave the post.
Malacañang previously stressed that Morales is not free from his responsibilities during his term as the president of PhilHealth despite his resignation.
Recently, Pres. Duterte approved the filing of charges against former PhilHealth Pres. Ricardo Morales and several other officials. Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, it’s per the recommendation of the Task Force PhilHealth.
Presidential spokesman Harry Roque said that the President approved all the recommendations of the task force. It includes the filing of charges against the following Health officials:
- Former PhilHealth Chief Ricardo Morales
- PhilHealth Senior Vice President for Information Management Sector Jovita Aragona
- PhilHealth’s Information Technology and Management Department Acting Senior Manager Calixto Gabuya Jr.
- PhilHealth Senior Vice President for Fund Management Sector Renato Limsiaco Jr.
- PhilHealth Senior Vice President for Health Finance Policy Sector Israel Francis Pargas
- PhilHealth Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Arnel De Jesus
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