- Senator Manny Pacquiao expressed his frustrations over the alleged anomalies in PhilHealth
- He said that the money that is supposed to help poor Filipinos should not be stolen
- Pacquiao also slammed former PhilHealth chief Ricardo Morales amid the corruption issues
- The lawmaker argued that Morales should have exposed the anomalies once he was appointed as PhilHealth president
Senator Manny Pacquiao slammed PhilHealth and its former chief Ricardo Morales over alleged corruption in the state-run insurance firm.
KAMI learned that the senator slammed the PhilHealth officials who are allegedly involved in the anomalies.
In a Facebook post by ABS-CBN News, Senator Pacquiao said that he is angered by the billions allegedly stolen by PhilHealth officials.
“Ako hindi ko pangarap na kahit ano’ng posisyon basta makatulong sa mahihirap,” Pacquiao said.
“Nagagalit ako kasi ako, kahit sarili kong pera ginagastos ko sa taumbayan tapos ‘yung para sa mahihirap, ninanakaw,” he added.
As tweeted by News5, the boxing icon also fired back at Morales who recently resigned amid the corruption issues because of his health conditions.
“Nilagay po kayo ni Pangulo diyan dahil ang Pangulo ayaw ng korapsyon. Noong nilagay ka diyan dapat binulgar mo lahat ng anomaly na nalalaman mo para ikaw ang naging hero ng bayan. Ikaw pa ang saluduhan naming lahat,” Pacquiao said.
“Pero hindi ako satisfied sa sagot mo na, ‘Yan na kasi ang kinagisnan noong umupo ako,’” he added.
Recently, PhilHealth is under scrutiny after a former PhilHealth official became a whistleblower and claimed that some of the agency’s executive members stole P15 billion from the funds.
President Rodrigo Duterte threatened to fire officials involved in the said corruption. He said that his Cabinet members will be helping him regarding this matter.
After the resignation of Morales, President Duterte appointed former National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Director Dante Gierran as the new President and CEO of PhilHealth. Gierran admitted that he has no knowledge in public health.
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