- President Rodrigo Duterte finally addressed the alleged corruption in PhilHealth
- The President vowed that he will go after the corrupt PhilHealth officials involved in the anomalies
- He also said that those who are innocent should just keep working in the state-run firm
- President Duterte mentioned that his Cabinet members will help him go after corrupt officials
President Rodrigo Duterte has finally broken his silence over the alleged corruption that has been happening in the state-run firm. Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth).
KAMI learned that the President threatened the PhilHealth officials involved in the alleged corruption.
In a report by CNN Philippines, President Duterte said that he will go after the corrupt officials.
"Itong PhilHealth, sabi ko yayariin ko kayo, maniwala kayo. Iyong mga inosente naman, wala kayong dapat i-ano, tahimik lang kayo at continue working,” he said.
“Kung nakalusot kayo sa ibang president, dito sa akin sadsad talaga kayo,” he added.
As reported by Inquirer (authored by Krissy Aguilar), President Duterte said that his Cabinet members will help him get rid of PhilHealth corrupt officials.
“With the help of Cabinet members ko, hindi ko nalang ipagmayabang, these people are also simple lang. Why? Why are they really helping me to get rid of? Kung maaari lang patayin ka, alam mo kung bakit? Because, simply, they love their country,” he said.
Recently, PhilHealth has been receiving backlash because of the alleged anomalies in the firm, including the P15 billion pocketed funds.
A whistleblower that was an official in PhilHealth claimed that some executive members stole about P15 billion from the funds through various schemes.
It was also reported that according to another official, PhilHealth could go bankrupt by next year and totally collapse in 2022.
The Palace earlier said that the President will not fire PhilHealth chief Ricardo Morales unless there is proof that he is involved in the said corruption.
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