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Guevarra: PhilHealth ‘ghost claim’ whistleblowers ‘provisionally’ now under WPP

/ 10:27 AM June 26, 2019

MANILA, Philippines–Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Wednesday confirmed that the two whistleblowers who exposed the PhilHealth “ghost claim” scam are now under the Witness Protection Program (WPP).

According to Guevarra, whistleblowers Edwin Roberto and Leizel de Leon have been admitted in the WPP but only provisionally.

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“They have been provisionally admitted into the WPP, good for 90 days, pending investigation,” Guevarra said.

The investigation Guevarra was referring to is the preliminary probe for estafa and falsification of public documents against WellMed executives – Dr. John Ray Gonzales, medical director; Claro Sy, chairman; Alvin Sy, corporate treasurer; Therese Francesca Tan, purchasing officer; Dick Ong, administration officer; and physicians Dr. Porshia Natividad and Joemie Soriano. (Editor: Mike U. Frialde)

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