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Dadaan sa butas ng karayom! Guevarra vows close scrutiny of applicants for witness protection program

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The whistleblowers in the “ghost dialysis” scam will undergo scrutiny before the Department of Justice (DOJ) before being accepted in the Witnesss Protection Program (WPP), said Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Wednesday (June 12).

Guevarra said former Malacanang spokesman Harry Roque, the lawyer of the whistleblowers, have already contacted him about placing them under the WPP.

“These whistleblowers may of course apply, but the DOJ will evaluate their applications very carefully,” said Guevarra.

The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) and the Philhealth already filed a complaint on June 11 against 10 persons for their involvement in the scam including officers of WellMed Dialysis Center and the two whistleblowers Edwin Roberto and Liezel De Leon.

In the complaint, they are accused of having committed estafa and falsification of public documents in violation of the Revised Penal Code.

The whistleblowers revealed that WellMed hasbeen making fraudelent claims to Philhealth which, in turn, made payments for patients who are already dead.

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