PhilHealth chief’s medical leave won’t hamper Senate probe, filing of charges – Sotto

By: - Reporter / @MAgerINQ
/ 11:07 AM August 10, 2020

MANILA, Philippines— The decision  of Philippine Health Insurance Corp.   (PhilHealth) president  Ricardo Morales to take a medical leave  will not stop the Senate from investigating and filing of charges against officials involved in  alleged massive corruption within the agency, Senate  President Vicente Sotto III said Monday morning.

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Senate President Vicente Sotto III  

Morales earlier announced in a television interview that he  would take a medical leave as advised  by his doctor.


“I have already relayed to my bosses my intentions and it’s up to them to decide. My fate is in their hands. It’s medical leave,” Morales said.

Sought for comment,  Sotto  said: “That’s fine.  It won’t stop our inquiry and other witnesses  and testimonies from coming out.”


The Senate, constituted as the committee of the whole,  is set to resume on Tuesday its probe into the latest  allegations  of corruption and overpricing involving PhilHealth officials.

“It won’t also stop the filing of charges against erring officials of PhilHealth if warranted,”  Sotto stressed.

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