Heated House debates ends with PhilHealth official being held in contempt

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MANILA, Philippines — An official of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) was cited for contempt and will be detained in the House of Representatives until Monday, August 31, following a heated debate on issues hounding the state insurance agency.

During the hybrid joint hearing of the House committee on public accounts and the committee on good government and public accountability, Cavite 4th District Rep. Elpidio Barzaga Jr. moved to hold PhilHealth senior manager Atty. Rogelio Pocallan in contempt for allegedly “misleading lawyers and the public that an administrative agency like PhilHealth can change or modify the decision of the Court of Appeals which is fin…

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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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