‘Same old’: Senators upset with appointment of new PhilHealth OIC

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MANILA, Philippines — The appointment of Arnel de Jesus as officer-in-charge of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) following the resignation of former chief Ricardo Morales does not fully respond to the calls of people to rid the agency of corruption, opposition senators said.

Minority floor leader Senator Franklin Drilon said on Friday that De Jesus should have not been made to lead PhilHealth as he was in charge of the controversial interim reimbursement mechanism (IRM), which facilitated the release of emergency cash advances for COVID-19 treatment to some favored health institutions.

The IRM was found to have been used for maternity and dialysis clinics …

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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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