We have witnesses who are willing to testify and detail the pervasive and deep-rooted corruption in the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth).
At the outset, I can say that this new Senate investigation will reveal the same cast of characters, or at least a number of them, that we already exposed in a Senate inquiry in August last year after my “PhilHealth and the Department of Wealth” privilege speech on July 29, 2019.
I would say, the syndicate is back with a vengeance – or at least its core group has never left.
It is revolting to see the PhilHealth mafia very much active and still in control of the already depleted resources of the agency, made worse by blatant manipulation of its financial statements. They must have mastered the art of influence-peddling as they seem to continue to gain access to the “corridors of power.”
3 thoughts on “On Corruption at PhilHealth: Mafia Back with a Vengeance”
I thought this Gov’t slogan is ” Corruption Must Stop”. Maybe we need Sen. Ping Lacson at the helm of this administration to address this long time issue.
That having said, can we stop paying Philhealth? Employees are suffering, with minimum wages and government mandatory deductions… and now this. Pls. have mercy to the working class… it is their hard earned money that supposed to put on the table.
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