Manila court orders release of WellMed owner after posting bail
MANILA, Philippines –The Manila Metropolitan Trial Court Branch 6 ordered the release of the owner of WellMed Dialysis Center, tagged in the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (Philhealth) “ghost” dialysis treatments, after posting bail on Saturday.
In a text message to INQUIRER.net, Atty. Rowell Ilagan, WellMed legal counsel, said Bryan Christopher Sy already posted P72,000 bail for cases of estafa through falsification of official documents.
Despite the release order, Ilagan said the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) still placed Sy under its custody.
“He posted a cash bail bond in the amount of P72,000. Despite the release order issued by the court, the NBI refused to release Bryan Sy,” Ilagan said.
Ilagan said it is Sy’s “constitutional right” to be freed following the release order from the court.
“The NBI is duty-bound to release our client since there is already a Release Order from the court. It is the constitutional right of our client to post bail and be released accordingly, without any conditions,” Ilagan said.
Sy was allegedly involved in the WellMed scam that allegedly collects funds from PhilHealth for treatments of dead patients. (Editor: Jonathan P. Vicente)