SENATE PROBE: Graft raps vs. Duque, Morales, other PhilHealth top execs

The Senate Committee of the Whole has recommended the filing of charges against Health Secretary Francisco Duque III, recently resigned Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) chief Ricardo Morales, and several top-ranking officials, over the alleged misuse of funds involving P15 Billion of the state-run insurance agency.

After several hearings into allegations of corruption in PhilHealth, Senate President Vicente Sotto III, chair of the Senate Committee of the Whole, reported out the panel’s findings during Tuesday’s plenary session.

Duterte to await task force’s findings on PhilHealth woes

 September 2, 2020, 11:44 am

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte would rely on the findings of Task Force PhilHealth on the allegations of unabated and widespread corruption in the state-run insurer, Malacañang said on Wednesday.“For now, the President would defer to the findings of the task force,”… Read More

The Department of Justice (DOJ), which headed a task force ordered created by President Rodrigo Duterte to investigate the alleged corruption within PhilHealth, will be furnished a copy of the Senate committee’s probe findings.

Separate corruption investigations into the PhilHealth fund mess are also being conducted by the House of Representatives and the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission.

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