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Guevarra to meet with task force probing Philhealth

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Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Menardo Guevarra said on Wednesday (Aug. 12) that he will be meeting with members of Task Force PhilHealth this week.

“We have scheduled a conference with the other members of the task force on Friday afternoon,” he disclosed.

“We are presently inviting certain resource persons to give us a briefing on alleged irregularities at PhilHealth, so that we may clearly identify and prioritize the work to be done,” he added.

Guevarra also said “the DOJ team met last Monday to discuss organizational matters and the operational strategy for Task Force PhilHealth.”

Pursuant to the order of President Rodrigo Duterte, Guevarra formed last Aug. 7 the inter-agency Task Force PhilHealth, which he heads, to conduct the investigation of alleged corrupt activities at the government corporation.

Aside from the DOJ, the task force is composed of the Office of the Ombudsman (OMB), Commission on Audit (COA), Civil Service Commission (CSC) and the Office of the President.

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