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'Meron tayong inefficiencies. Merong maling pasok ng dokumento, mali ang pagfill up ng form, pero walang syndicate colluding to defraud the corporation at that scale,' PhilHealth President and CEO Ricardo Morales says
PhilHealth also says that flexible and deferred payment scheme remains an option for overseas Filipino workers
Senator Risa Hontiveros tells PhilHealth the coronavirus pandemic is the 'litmus test' for the implementation of the Universal Health Care Act
Private Hospitals Association of the Philippines chief Rustico Jimenez is practically blackmailing PhilHealth into ‘paying out public funds without due diligence,’ says the government-owned corporation
'This is a victory for better governance and anti-corruption drive. Our triumph has proven that our collective voice is stronger than ever,' Senator Franklin Drilon says
Senator Franklin Drilon warns PhilHealth President Ricardo Morales that the agency runs the risk of 'overspending or overreimbursing' if it does not review its current package
'When they were drafting the law, did they even bother to ask OFWs around the world if they agreed to this obligation?'
Although PhilHealth already put on hold the collection of the new premium rate – at least over the course of the pandemic – it must also revoke some of the unconscionable rules it had put in place
Hontiveros did not say the quote attributed to her. She labeled the quote card as 'fake news.'
(UPDATED) The state insurer says overseas Filipinos and self-employed members can give their contributions until the end of 2020
(UPDATED) Filipino migrant groups also urge the government to enforce a moratorium on all state collections from OFWs during the coronavirus pandemic and remove punitive penalties
Paano kung walang PhilHealth ang may COVID-19?
The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation says that a total of P6 billion has been released so far
The state insurer says it will release a new set of guidelines which will include 'appropriate case rate and protocol' for the coronavirus disease coverage
PhilHealth earlier announced a P30-billion budget to cover all expenses of coronavirus patients who are its members, confined in accredited hospitals. Banking on this assurance, the son of a COVID-19 patient checks if his father, who has a running bill of P1.4 million, is covered as well.
PhilHealth says it is releasing P30 billion to its accredited hospitals amid the coronavirus outbreak. Will this be enough?
Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles says funds will be used for the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation's coronavirus packages
Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles also says diagnostics company Manila Healthtek is developing a 'rapid test kist' to aid in testing for COVID-19
Roy Ferrer is named an assistant secretary of the Department of Health months after he was made to hand in a courtesy resignation over fraudulent claims made to PhilHealth
Senator Risa Hontiveros calls the threat 'sad and ill-timed' as the landmark Universal Health Care Act will begin implementation next year
(UPDATED) Lawyer Harry Roque is requesting the Ombudsman to take over so the whistle-blowers can qualify as state witnesses
Philhealth allegedly continues paying WellMed Dialysis Center even after its accreditation was suspended because of its involvement in a scam
PhilHealth officials accused of failing to flag fraudulent claims of the Wellmed Dialysis Center, say the NBI copied their names from a harmless document without investigating them
The officials hold different positions in the accreditation committee of Philhealth
Senate Minority Franklin Drilon also says the Commission on Audit will conduct an 'accurate review' of the actuarial life of Philhealth
The group, composed mostly of Philhealth regional vice presidents, are reportedly known in the government agency for their clout. Members of the group call themselves 'anti-fraud crusaders.'
Senator Panfilo Lacson says official action on his exposés on anomalies in government would show whether the President's anti-corruption vow is just 'lip service or a serious call to arms'
Senator Panfilo Lacson says the dialysis center was even paid ‘with record speed’ of just two days at the time when the fraud was already made public
The Commission on Audit denies the petitions for review filed by Philhealth regional offices in Metro Manila and Soccsksargen
Senator Juan Edgardo Angara says the probe would help craft policies to 'prevent such fraud' and 'conduct a review of the fund utilization' of the government corporation
Even though he was not being probed, the health secretary asks the DOJ to investigate him
The former health secretary said they spotted fraudulent schemes way back in 2006. Hontiveros was not yet part of PhilHealth then
(UPDATED) From being appointed to the MWSS, retired army general Ricardo Morales has been tapped to head the embattled PhilHealth
(UPDATED) 'It is the constitutional right of our client to post bail and be released accordingly, without any conditions,' says Bryan Sy's lawyer Rowell Ilagan
'Tama na ang hocus pocus...I will ensure that justice will be served to those who defraud the system,' says Health Secretary Francisco Duque III
’It is unclear what the basis is,’ says law professor Ted Te who also called a court’s habeas corpus ruling ‘confusing’
Health Secretary Francisco Duque II assures the public PhilHealth's services would not be affected by the reshuffle and change in leadership
Complaints of estafa and falsification of documents are filed against 10 employees of the Wellmed Dialysis Center, including the two whistleblowers
Dr Jaime T. Cruz, CEO of the JTC Group of Companies, is yet to accept the President's offer
Dr Brian Sy, an owner of the dialysis center that allegedly charged Philhealth for the treatment of ghost patients, is arrested when he shows up at the NBI on a subpoena
(UPDATED) But President Rodrigo Duterte will still need to accept their resignation. Malacañang gives assurances PhilHealth services will not be hampered.
Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon also says the Senate minority bloc will file a resolution seeking an investigation into the alleged payment of PhilHealth funds for 'ghost' kidney treatments
(UPDATED) The planned reshuffle stems from allegations that the government agency paid for the dialysis treatment of patients who were already dead or had completed their treatment
PhilHealth management must pursue criminal complaints against officials and employees involved in the alleged scam, says President Rodrigo Duterte
Senator Risa Hontiveros says the payments for dead patients robbed patients who would have benefited from the treatments
(UPDATED) Patients with no PhilHealth are also entitled to some benefits when they are confined due to measles
While both tobacco and alcohol saw excise tax hikes back in 2012, the Department of Finance says alcohol lags behind in revenue contribution
Employees tell the Ombudsman PhilHealth acting president and CEO Roy Ferrer continued to be reimbursed by PhilHealth as a private doctor while receiving salaries and allowances as its board member
The House of Representatives approves its version of the bill on October 8, while the Senate already gave its nod to the measure in July
The Commission on Audit says contributions of PhilHealth members 'are treated as a trust fund and, thus, should be managed and protected with utmost integrity'