MORALES DENIES ALLEGATION OF CORRUPTION SAYS NO LARGE-SCALE COLLUSION TO DEFRAUD PHILHEALTH
Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) president and chief executive officer Ricardo Morales on Monday denied corruption allegations. He said there are no large-scale collusion efforts to defraud the corporation.
In a virtual briefing on Monday, Morales responded to corruption allegations made before him and officials of PhilHealth, citing a recent report of the Commission on Audit (COA).
Morales, a retired Army general, was appointed by President Rodrigo Duterte to head PhilHealth in June 2019.
Morales confessed, however, that there continue to be inefficiencies in the processing of claims, but such issues are already being addressed.
Last week, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque Jr. said he would reveal what he claimed were “new anomalies” in PhilHealth, slamming the leadership for their supposed failure to go after corrupt officials.
Morales said that Roque is welcome to find a replacement to take over PhilHealth if he thinks the current leadership cannot implement the Universal Health Care (UHC) Law.