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Panindigan pagbibida-bida! Morales to Roque: Be PhilHealth chief if that’s what Duterte wants

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Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) chief Ricardo Morales said Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque is welcome to take his post– if it’s the decision of President Rodrigo Duterte.

Morales put on a defiant stance after Roque said it might be better if someone else were at Philhealth’s helm to implement the universal healthcare law.

“Masasabi ko kay Atty. Roque, be my guest. I will be very grateful if we can find somebody, baka siya. No problem with me. Anytime. But he’s not President, he’s the spokesman, that’s a different thing,” Morales said in an interview over ANC.

Morales earlier asked that the UHC law’s implementation be delayed since Philhealth’s revenues dipped due to the COVID-19 crisis. Roque, however, said the law’s implementation should push through.

The Philhealth chief said he has yet to talk to Duterte about Philhealth’s revenue woes, saying the President has other problems to worry about.

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