Duque tags as ‘unfortunate’ Senate proposal to sue him over PhilHealth mess

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MANILA, Philippines — Health Secretary Francisco Duque III labeled on Tuesday as “unfortunate” the Senate recommendation to file a case against him in connection with the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) fund mess, insisting he was not involved in the anomaly.

Duque reiterated he was not present when PhilHealth officials signed a resolution authorizing the release of interim reimbursement mechanism (IRM) funds to hospitals even if they were not catering to COVID-19 patients.

The PhilHealth IRM became controversial when it was revealed in a Senate hearing that health institutions not included as COVID-19 facilities — like maternity and dialysis clinics — received…

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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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