3 PhilHealth officials resign over alleged widespread corruption in agency

3 PhilHealth officials resign over alleged widespread corruption in agency

Published July 24, 2020 6:31am

Three officials of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) have resigned over alleged corrupt practices in the agency, according to a report on Unang Balita on Friday.

One of the officials is Philhealth anti-fraud legal officer Thorrsson Montes Keith, who mentioned four main reasons for his resignation.

The first is that he is against the mandatory PhilHealth contribution of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) because this, he said, is unconstitutional and not part of the Universal Healthcare Law.

The second reason Keith cited is the alleged rampant and unfair promotion process, which he said has to be investigated.

The third, meanwhile, is the delay in the release of his salary and hazard pay when he started an investigation of some PhilHealth officials, while the fourth is the alleged widespread corruption in the agency.

The names of the other PhilHealth officials who resigned were not named in the report.

A source told GMA News that the alleged corrupt practices were revealed during a heated argument during a Zoom meeting among PhilHealth officials on Thursday evening.

GMA News is in the process of getting a statement from PhilHealth President and CEO Ricardo Morales on the issue as of posting time. – BAP/KBK, GMA News

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