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Ex-PhilHealth exec to testify in Senate probe on corruption mess

By: - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ
/ 02:48 PM August 10, 2020

Senate Committee of the Whole chair Senate President Vicente Sotto III on Tuesday (August 4, 2020) opens probe into allegations of corruption within PhilHealth. Screengrab from Senate Youtube livestream

MANILA, Philippines — A former official of the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) is expected to come forward with evidence on the alleged corruption in the agency when the Senate resumes its probe  on the issue on Tuesday.

This was revealed by Senate President Vicente Sotto on Monday, adding that two other resource persons will also be attending the Senate probe.

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“One witness is coming out tomorrow. ‘Yung two others baka resource person lang, if not witnesses,” he told reporters in an online media forum.

The former official, whom he did not name, will divulge information on the alleged corruption in the agency.

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“According to Senator [Panfilo] Lacson, mabigat ‘yung mga bibitawan, mabigat ‘yung ididisclose na impormasyon,” he added.

(According to Sen. Lacson, the information that will be disclosed has weight.)

On Tuesday, the Senate committee on the whole will continue its inquiry on the corruption allegations plaguing PhilHealth.

JPV

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