Roque to file malversation raps vs PhilHealth execs for ‘ghost dialysis’ scam

By: - Reporter / @KHallareINQ
/ 03:59 PM August 17, 2019
Roque to file malversation raps vs PhilHealth execs for 'ghost dialysis' scam

Lawyer Harry Roque. INQUIRER.net file photo / DARRYL ESGUERRA

MANILA, Philippines — Lawyer Harry Roque on Saturday bared he is planning to file malversation charges against Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (Philhealth) former President and CEO Roy Ferrer and some of its board members in connection with the reported “ghost dialysis” scam.

“Malversation po yan at titignan natin kung aabot ng P50 million para maging plunder. Pero ang pinakamababa po dyan ay malversation of public funds, aksyon po yan, hindi po usapan,” Roque said in an interview over radio station DWIZ.


“Ako na mismo ang magsasampa, hindi ko na po hihintayin ang Senado dahil wala naman nangyayari sa mga ganyang investigation,” Roque added after the matter is being investigated by members of the Senate.

During a hearing on Wednesday, it was revealed that a “mafia” aided hospitals in defrauding PhilHealth of billions of pesos.


The scheme was revealed by Ferrer and Dr. Roberto Salvador Jr., a former PhilHealth board member.  /jpv


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