Duterte believes ailing Morales should resign as PhilHealth chief | Inquirer News

Duterte believes ailing Morales should resign as PhilHealth chief

/ 08:31 PM August 25, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte believed that it would be best for  Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) CEO Ricardo Morales to leave his post because of his health condition.

“The President took note last night of Morales’ on-and-off health situation, and stated that it would be best fo the latter and for PhilHealth to give up his post during these critical times for the agency,” Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said.

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Guevarra said Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea already talked to Morales who already said “he would understand if he had to be replaced.”

Morales is battling cancer and currently on medical leave. [ac]

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