‘Dante’s Inferno’? Lacson hopes Gierran ‘won’t go through hell in PhilHell’

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MANILA, Philippines — “I hope he won’t go through hell in [PhilHell],” Sen. Panfilo Lacson following the appointment of former National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Director Dante Gierran at the helm of the embattled Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth).

“Dante Gierran will head PhilHealth,” Lacson said on Twitter late Monday. “He is a good man. I hope and I mean it — that PhilHealth will not be Dante’s Inferno.”

Asked if he welcomed the appointment of Gierran as the new PhilHealth chief, Lacson told INQUIRER.net in a message: “Not necessarily. It’s more out of pity.”

“That’s why I said I hope he won’t go through hell in PhilHell,” he added, speaking partly in Fil…

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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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