BREAKING: WellMed co-owner under arrest – NBI

/ 06:04 PM June 10, 2019

FIRST PUBLISHED: 6:04 p.m. / June 10, 2019

UPDATED: 6:40 p.m. / June 10, 2019


MANILA, Philippines — The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has placed Bryan Sy, co-owner of WellMed Dialysis Center, the company tagged in the alleged fraudulent claims for “ghost” kidney treatments from the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth), under arrest.

NBI’s Public Information Office chief Nick Suarez said Sy is already under arrest on the basis of the complaints filed by PhilHealth and WellMed whistleblowers.


Initially, Sy and his counsel Atty. Rowell Ilagan came to NBI following a subpoena sent by the bureau.

Earlier, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra disclosed receiving information that Sy “has been held and will be brought for inquest proceedings immediately.”

“They submitted themselves to NBI based on the subpoena issued to them,” Suarez said.

However, Suarez said, representatives from PhilHealth as well as the whistleblowers later arrived and submitted their complaints.

He said that based on the documents submitted by PhilHealth and the whistleblowers, the NBI “has found sufficient basis to effect the arrest.”

For now, Sy cannot leave the NBI premises.

“Not until the inquest is completed, at least,”  Guevarra said. (Editor: Katherine G. Adraneda)


Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Brian Sy, dialysis, DoJ, ghost treatment, Kidney, Local news, Menardo Guevarra, Nation, national news, news, Philhealth, Philippine news updates, WellMed Dialysis Center
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

© Copyright 1997-2020 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.