43 PHILHEALTH OFFICERS RESIGN AND RETIRE
More than 40 senior officers of the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) have heeded the call of its new chief to step down as part of a reorganization initiative amid allegations of corruption hounding the state insurer.
PhilHealth said as of October 8, 2020, a total of 43 senior officers have already responded to the health insurer’s chief executive officer Atty. Dante A. Gierran’s September 30 memo implementing a 2019 Board Resolution directing all senior officers from Salary Grade 26 and above to tender their courtesy resignation.
Last week, Gierran said that probably asking the senior officials to resign is “the fastest way that he can reorganize” PhilHealth.
Earlier, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte ordered the filing of charges against former PhilHealth president Ricardo Morales and other officials linked by an inter-agency task force to irregularities in the Interim Reimbursement Mechanism (IRM), procurement of ICT equipment, and policy for accountability.