BREAKING: WellMed co-owner under arrest – NBI
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)
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