Celebrities react to PhilHealth officials accused of pocketing P15 billion funds

Celebrities react to PhilHealth officials accused of pocketing P15 billion funds

- Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) made noise after a whistleblower claimed that there is alleged corruption in the state-run firm

- An official earlier said that the state insurance agency will no longer have reserve funds by next year and could collapse in 2022 due to the pandemic

- Its resigned anti-fraud legal officer, however, claimed that its officials pocketed over P15 billion from its funds

- Famous Filipino celebrities then took to social media to frankly react to this alarming news

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Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) is currently the talk of the town after a whistleblower claimed that its officials pocketed over P15 billion from its funds.

Celebrities react to PhilHealth officials accused of pocketing P15 billion funds

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In a report by Inquirer, acting PhilHealth Senior Vice President Nerissa Santiago said that by next year, the firm will no longer have reserve funds. She also warned that by 2022, PhilHealth could collapse if COVID-19 persists.

However, according to ABS-CBN News, resigned PhilHealth anti-fraud legal officer Atty. Thorrsson Montes Keith held that there is alleged corruption in the state-run firm.

Famous personalities then took to social media to react to this intriguing news.

"Para yan sa kalusugan ng taong bayan na pinagtrabahuhan. Ano na, Philhealth?! Ibalik nyo ang pera!!! Imbestigahan yan ng maiigi at sana ipakita sa atin ng ating Pangulo na talagang maimbestigahan ng maiigi at maipakulong ang mga magnanakaw!!! President Duterte, parang awa nyo na," Zsa Zsa Padilla said.

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"And I am sure no one will go to jail," Jim Paredes tweeted.
"15. BILLION. PESOS. Iniisip mo pa lang kung gaano kalayo ang mararating ng 15 Billion pesos sa Covid response," Bianca Gonzalez posted.
"Woow!! kawawang pilipinas, nakakawalang pag asa," said Jason Abalos.

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PhilHealth was created to implement universal health coverage in the Philippines. However, it is being questioned recently because of the alleged anomalies in the agency.

Its official recently admitted that the state-run firm could go bankrupt next year and collapse in 2022.

Earlier, PhilHealth shared to the public that there is a new rate package for the people who will be hospitalized due to the coronavirus disease.

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