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Risa Hontiveros named to Philhealth board


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

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.

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