PRRD TO ANNOUNCE NEW PHILHEALTH CHIEF TODAY
President Rodrigo Duterte is set to announce the new head of the Philippine Health Insurance Corp (PhilHealth) today, August 31.
Senator Bong Go said Duterte would announce his choice Monday night during his weekly address to the nation.
Duterte earlier accepted the resignation of Ricardo Morales as PhilHealth CEO as the state-led insurer faced allegations of mismanagement and corruption.
Before this, Duterte himself had asked Morales to resign because of the PhilHealth official’s health condition. Morales has admitted being stricken with cancer.
PhilHealth Executive vice president and chief operating officer Arnel De Jesus took over from Morales in an interim capacity.