Duque open for Senate inquiry on public service record

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MANILA, Philippines — Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Francisco Duque III on Thursday said that he welcomes a Senate investigation that will look into his track record of public service.

Duque, in a statement, added that he will “let the ax fall” if there is any proof of his involvement found in issues surrounding the widespread corruption within the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth).

“I welcome the Senate inquiry as a way of clearing my name. My public service record is an open book,” Duque said.

“If there is a single thread of conclusive evidence of my involvement on any and all issues, then let the ax fall,” he added.

Duque also said that he was “…

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The Philippine Daily Inquirer, popularly known as the Inquirer, is an English-language newspaper in the Philippines. Founded in 1985, it is often regarded as the Philippines' newspaper of record.

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