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Risa Hontiveros named to Philhealth board

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Former Akbayan party-list Representative and staunch Aquino ally Risa Hontiveros has been appointed as board member of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (Philhealth), sources told Interaksyon.com.

Hontiveros ran as senator under the administration-backed coalition in 2010 and 2013 but lost.

She is reportedly out of the country.

In a related development, Aquino supporter and former An Waray party-list Rep. Bem Noel has taken his oath as board member of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO).

Sought for comment, Noel said in a text message: “I’m honored and glad that I will be in the vicinity of the help job.”

He ran for mayor of Tacloban City in 2013 but lost to Alfred Romualdez.