By Prince Golez
President Rodrigo Duterte will use the remainder of his term to probe the alleged anomalies inside the PhilHealth.
In a taped public address aired on state-run PTV-4 on Tuesday, Duterte again promised to prosecute and send to jail corrupt officials of the state insurer.
“Iyong PhilHealth ang dapat imbestigahan at dapat i-prosecute lahat at dapat ikulong. Kung iyan na lang ang trabaho ko sa maiwan ko sa dalawang taon, iyan na rin ang gagawain ko,” the Chief Executive said.
“One of the few things that I can do in the remaining two years of my term, uubusin ko ito ‘yung panahon ko to work on the cases for people who are involved in the PhilHealth,” he also said.
Duterte had earlier ordered Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra to form a task force that would look into the alleged irregularities and corruption in PhilHealth.
This came after resigned anti-fraud legal officer Thorrsson Montes Keith accused senior officials of stealing P15 billion through fraudulent schemes.