PhilHealth Officer for Anti-Fraud Resigns from Post
PHILHEALTH – The anti-fraud officer of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation resigned due to alleged “widespread corruption”.
One of the biggest government agencies in the Philippines is the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation or more commonly called as PhilHealth. A huge part of the populace is a member of this medical insurance institution.
If you are a member of this government institution, you must pay the contribution fee every month or you may also do the payment per quarter. Accumulated and updated contribution may make you eligible to avail assistance in times of medical emergencies.
However, undeniably, there are also issues surrounding the government institution. It was only a few months ago when the overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) expressed their disagreement on the proposed increase in OFW remittances.
Recently, the anti-fraud legal officer of PhilHealth, Atty. Thorrsson Montes Keith, tendered his resignation. In a letter addressed to the institution’s president, Ricardo Morales, he cited his reasons and it include the alleged “widespread corruption” in the office.
Based on a report in ABS-CBN News, Atty. Keith also cited his disagreement on the increase of the monthly contribution for OFWs, the alleged unjust “promotion process”, and delayed salary and hazard pay as some of the reasons why he wanted to leave his post.
The said PhilHealth anti-fraud officer expressed that on his first day on the job, he’s really grateful for the opportunity to help the Filipino people thus he really did his best. For now, he believes it is better for him to resign and “let the course of things go its way”.
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