Drilon renews call for COA special audit on Philhealth

Credit to Author: jespinosa| Date: Sun, 18 Aug 2019 06:41:58 +0000

Drilon to DBM: Don't hold ‘hostage’ state workers’ salary increase

MANILA, Philippines — Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon on Sunday renewed his call for the Commission on Audit (COA) to conduct a special audit on the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (Philhealth) as he underscored the importance of removing corruption from the office.  Drilon said that Philhealth’s net operating loss reached P26 billion over the last […]

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Roque mulls charges vs PhilHealth execs

Credit to Author: racosta| Date: Sat, 17 Aug 2019 21:40:39 +0000

Roque mulls charges vs PhilHealth execs

MANILA, Philippines — Lawyer Harry Roque plans to file criminal cases against current and former officials of the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. who allegedly allowed payments for fraudulent claims and approved the accreditation of hospitals supposedly involved in questionable practices. Roque said on Saturday that he was willing to file the cases for free, if […]

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Roque to file malversation raps vs PhilHealth execs for ‘ghost dialysis’ scam

Credit to Author: jvicente| Date: Sat, 17 Aug 2019 07:59:29 +0000

Roque to file malversation raps vs PhilHealth execs for 'ghost dialysis' scam

MANILA, Philippines — Lawyer Harry Roque on Saturday bared he is planning to file malversation charges against Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (Philhealth) former President and CEO Roy Ferrer and some of its board members in connection with the reported “ghost dialysis” scam. “Malversation po yan at titignan natin kung aabot ng P50 million para maging […]

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PhilHealth mess: Board explanation sought

Credit to Author: racosta| Date: Fri, 16 Aug 2019 21:55:08 +0000

PhilHealth mess: Board explanation sought

Who should be accountable for the mess at Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth)? Without pointing a finger directly at them, Sen. Panfilo Lacson said members of the PhilHealth board had a lot of explaining to do since their “defective” policies caused losses for the agency. Besides, Lacson said, the board also was largely in charge […]

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Tolentino wants white-collar crimes punished by death

Credit to Author: acerojano| Date: Wed, 14 Aug 2019 12:08:11 +0000

Tolentino wants white-collar crimes punished by death

MANILA, Philippines — White-collar crimes that “leads to massive deception” should also be punishable by death, neophyte Senator Francis Tolentino said on Wednesday. During the Senate session hours after the Blue Ribbon Committee conducted a hearing into the alleged corruption and anomalies within the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth), Tolentino called for the expansion of […]

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Bong Go asks DOJ  to refile, strengthen case vs. WellMed 

Credit to Author: ggaviola| Date: Wed, 14 Aug 2019 03:47:39 +0000

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Christopher “Bong” Go urged the Department of Justice (DOJ) to strengthen and refile the case against the owner and officers of WellMed Dialysis and Laboratory Center, which was implicated in the alleged fraudulent claims with the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth). “Di na dapat magpatuloy ang anomalya sa PhilHeath (Anomalies within […]

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QC court dismisses case vs WellMed officials for ‘lack of jurisdiction’

Credit to Author: jespinosa| Date: Mon, 05 Aug 2019 06:01:58 +0000

QC court dismisses case vs WellMed officials for 'lack of jurisdiction'

The Quezon City Regional Trial Court (RTC) dismissed on technicality the criminal complaint filed against the owner and officers of WellMed Dialysis and Laboratory Center  in connection with the alleged anomalous claims to the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation.

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Solon ponders new health insurance agency to compete with PhilHealth

Credit to Author: racosta| Date: Wed, 31 Jul 2019 09:45:06 +0000

Marikina 2nd District Rep. Stella Luz Quimbo said Wednesday Congress should consider selecting a new health insurance carrier that could compete with the State-run insurance agency if the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) fails to implement reforms within it. 

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Hontiveros to file bill that will protect PhilHealth from fraud

Credit to Author: mfrialde| Date: Wed, 31 Jul 2019 07:57:46 +0000

Opposition Senator Risa Hontiveros is set to file a bill to shield the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) from fraud

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