Close  

PhilHealth on Ilocos regional office roof leak: Probe welcome, all documents intact

By: - Reporter / @KHallareINQ
/ 12:04 PM August 22, 2020

philhealth

INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) on Saturday said it welcomes an investigation on the leaking roof incident in its Ilocos regional office which reportedly damaged important documents.

ADVERTISEMENT

PhilHealth is open for any investigation over the leak incident in Region 1 office due to heavy rains on August 19,…

Posted by Philippine Health Insurance Corporation on Friday, August 21, 2020

FEATURED STORIES

PhilHealth, in a statement posted on its Facebook page, maintained that no documents were damaged during the incident, which happened after a downpour last August 19.

“PhilHealth is open for any investigation over the leak incident in Region 1 office due to heavy rains on August 19, 2020,” the state health insurer said.

It added that the Philippine National Police, Bureau of Fire Protection-Dagupan, Criminal Investigation and Detection Group and National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) initially looked into the incident.

“There were no documents destroyed and everything are accounted for,” PhilHealth said.

This comes after several senators feared the roof leak at the regional PhilHealth office in Dagupan City, Pangasinan, was staged to destroy pieces of evidence on supposed irregularities.

Senators to NBI: Probe PhilHealth-Ilocos for ‘leaking roof’ that damaged docs

ADVERTISEMENT

When the incident was reported to his office, Senator Panfilo Lacson said he advised the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) too seek assistance from the NBI.

Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri urged the NBI should investigate whether or not the incident was planned.

gsg
Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Juan Miguel Zubiri, National Bureau of Investigation, Panfilo Lacson, Philhealth
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2020 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.