Roque: Duterte eyes PhilHealth abolition

Credit to Author: Bernadette E. Tamayo| Date: Thu, 17 Sep 2020 16:28:06 +0000

President Rodrigo Duterte gave the newly installed Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) chief, Dante Gierran, until December to reform the embattled agency. At a televised briefing on Thursday, Palace spokesman Harry Roque Jr. confirmed that the President was considering abolishing PhilHealth if Gierran would fail to rehabilitate the state health insurer by year end. “It is an ultimatum; […]

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Morales, PhilHealth execs face graft raps

Credit to Author: Reina C. Tolentino, TMT| Date: Tue, 15 Sep 2020 16:58:17 +0000

President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the recommendation of a task force to file criminal and administrative charges against former Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) president and chief executive officer Ricardo Morales and other officials of the agency. The President agreed with the panel’s report that “the totality of the evidence presented before the task force supports the conclusion that wrongful acts or […]

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PhilHealth reiterates cooperation in corruption probe

Credit to Author: Red Mendoza| Date: Tue, 15 Sep 2020 01:30:41 +0000

BELEAGUERED Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) said on Tuesday that it has yet to receive a copy of the Department of Justice (DoJ) report against some of its officials but reiterated its cooperation with the government investigation. In a statement, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Arnel de Jesus said the state insurer would abide […]

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Duterte approves recommendation to file charges vs ex-PhilHealth chief, others

Credit to Author: Reina C. Tolentino, TMT| Date: Mon, 14 Sep 2020 17:01:42 +0000

President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the recommendation of a task force to file criminal and administrative charges against former Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) President and CEO Ricardo Morales and other officials. The task force recommended that Senior Vice President Jovita Aragona, Officer-in-Charge Calixto Gabuya Jr., and a division chief be charged with graft. President Rodrigo Duterte […]

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PACC prepares cases vs corrupt govt execs

Credit to Author: Catherine S. Valente, TMT| Date: Fri, 28 Aug 2020 16:51:52 +0000

The Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) on Friday said it was building “solid” cases against corrupt government officials and warned them that their resignations would not shield them from administrative or criminal liability. PACC Chairman Dante Jimenez made the warning after PhilHealth President and Chief Executive Officer Ricardo Morales and Senior Vice President Rodolfo del Rosario […]

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Duterte vows to endorse cases vs corrupt PhilHealth execs

Credit to Author: Catherine S. Valente, TMT| Date: Tue, 25 Aug 2020 03:22:01 +0000

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has vowed to go after the officials of the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) linked to the alleged corruption and anomalies within the agency, saying he himself would endorse the cases against them. In a public address aired on Tuesday, Duterte said he would dedicate the remaining two years of his term […]

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PhilHealth assures payment of benefits amid scandal

Credit to Author: Red Mendoza| Date: Fri, 14 Aug 2020 06:14:41 +0000

THE Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) assured Filipinos that despite the corruption scandal it is facing, it will continue to cover medical treatment and procedures as provided under the Universal Health Care Law. PhilHealth President and Chief Executive Officer Ricardo Morales also allayed fears of service disruption amid an investigation into allegations that some officials […]

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Lacson: There’s sufficient proof to fire PhilHealth execs but ball is with President

Credit to Author: Bernadette E. Tamayo| Date: Thu, 13 Aug 2020 06:20:36 +0000

SEN. Panfilo Lacson said there was sufficient basis for President Rodrigo Duterte to remove officials of the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) allegedly involved in rampant corruption in the state-run insurer. The senator based his assessment on the ongoing Senate investigation on the reported anomalies in PhilHealth such as the questionable interim reimbursement mechanism (IRM) […]

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Go: PhilHealth needs institutional reforms

Credit to Author: Javier Joe Ismael| Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2020 10:20:35 +0000

SEN. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go stressed the need for institutional reforms at the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) to solve graft and corruption in the state-run firm. Go, chairman of the Senate health and demography committee, also proposed the preventive suspension of PhilHealth officials accused of committing fraud to protect the integrity of the investigation […]

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Duterte vows to rid PhilHealth of corrupt officials

Credit to Author: Reina C. Tolentino, TMT| Date: Tue, 11 Aug 2020 08:29:46 +0000

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte said he would go after those involved in the alleged corruption at the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth). “Kaya ako talaga ‘wag kayong magkakamali itong — itong PhilHealth. Sabi ko yayariin ko kayong lahat, maniwala kayo (That’s why you, don’t make the mistake — this PhilHealth. I told you, I would get rid of all of you, believe me)”, Duterte said in […]

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