GRAFT RAPS filed at Ombudsman vs. Morales, other PhilHealth execs

The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on Monday filed at the Ombudsman complaints for alleged violation of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act against PhilHealth execs.

Slapped with graft raps over their alleged involvement in the anomalous release of funds intended for the COVID-19 pandemic were Ricardo Morales, former chief of the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth), and several officials and employees of the state health insurer.

Also included in the complaint are incumbent executive vice presidents Arnel De Jesus and Renato Limsiaco, and three officials of Braun Avitum and a dozen other Philhealth employees.

The charges stemmed from the release of P33.8 million under the interim reimbursement mechanism (IRM) funds to B. Braun Avitum Philippines Inc., a dialysis center.

The IRM should only be used for fortuitous events like outbreaks or pandemics, which dialysis centers and other similar institutions do not address, according to the NBI’s complaint.

DOJ endorses PhilHealth regional office fraud raps to Ombudsman

 January 12, 2021

The Task Force PhilHealth has officially endorsed to the Office of the Ombudsman the report of the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) on its investigation on alleged fraudulent membership enrolment activities and benefit claims made at the Philippine Health Insurance… Read More

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