Ex-NBI director Gierran is new PhilHealth chief

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MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has named former National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Director Dante Gierran as the new head of the embattled Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth).

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana confirmed this in a text message to reporters Monday night.

Lorenzana said the President announced Gierran’s appointment during his meeting with the members of the Inter-Agency Task Force.

Gierran will replace Ricardo Morales, who resigned last week as PhilHealth president and CEO due to his medical condition.

Gierran served as NBI chief since his appointment in 2016. He retired in February and was replaced by Eric Distor…

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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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