- New PhilHealth President Dante Gierran admitted in an interview that he has no knowledge about public health
- However, he has experience with financial management as he is a certified public accountant (CPA)
- He mentioned that his job is to restore the trust of the Filipinos to the government, especially to PhilHealth
- Gierran also asked the people to give him a chance to lead PhilHealth amid corruption allegations
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The newly-appointed president of Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) admitted that he lacks prior experience or knowledge regarding public health.
KAMI learned that in his recent interview, PhilHealth chief Dante Gierran also revealed that he is “scared” of his new appointment.
In an interview with ANC’s "Headstart", Gierran explained that he does not know public health. However, he has experience in financial management as he is a certified public accountant (CPA).
"I'm very scared. I'm scared because I don't know the operations of PhilHealth. Unlike NBI, I knew the operations of NBI. But PhilHealth, wala. I do not know about public health," Gierran admitted.
“I don't have experience about public health. What I know about is financial management, having been a certified public accountant, and insurance," he added.
As reported by Philippine Star (authored by Bella Perez-Rubio), the new PhilHealth chief also asked the public to give him a chance to lead the agency.
“I am new so give me a chance to move. Pagbigyan niyo muna ako,” he said.
In a report by GMA News Online (authored by Joviland Rita), Gierran said that his job right now is to restore the trust of Filipinos to the government and in PhilHealth.
Former PhilHealth chief Ricardo Morales was advised to leave his post and focus on his health condition as the agency faces corruption allegations.
President Duterte threatened to fire officials who are involved in the alleged P15 billion corruption in PhilHealth.
A Senate committee report claimed that a PhilHealth office turned into a “nightclub” when a woman danced for the birthday celebration of PhilHealth Regional Vice President Paolo Johann Perez.
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