Pres. Duterte Sets Deadline for Dante Gierran in Cleaning Up PhilHealth
DUTERTE – Philippine President Rodrigo Roa Duterte gave PhilHealth Chief Dante Gierran until December to clean the agency from corruption.
The Philippine Health Insurance Corp. or more commonly called as PhilHealth was hooked into a huge corruption issue. This came after its former official threw corruption allegations against the agency.
Then PhilHealth President Ricardo Morales debunked the claim of his former official and tagged it as a personal thing. Despite Morales denying the accusation, investigation on the matter was pushed through.
Several officials of PhilHealth signed a bank secrecy waiver in the light of the investigation. However, Morales left the post due to his health.
Pres. Rodrigo Roa Duterte appointed former National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) chief Dante Gierran as PhilHealth President. He is a CPA lawyer.
Based on a report on ABS-CBN’s ANC Headstart, Malacañang clarified that it does not mean that the term of Gierran as the chief of PhilHealth is only until December.
Presidential spokesman Harry Roque expressed that the deadline was set for the things that Gierran has to do to clean the agency from corruption. It may include the filing of charges and the suspension and termination of officials – whatever is needed based on the report.
Pres. Duterte wants to abolish PhilHealth or privatize it but it will still depend on the result of what Gierran can do to clean up the agency. The Chief Executive is really disappointed on the corruption issues involving the state-run institution.
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