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7 PhilHealth officials submit courtesy resignations
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7 PhilHealth officials submit courtesy resignations

June 13 ------ Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said that seven officials of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) had already submitted their courtesy resignations. “Nag submit na ng courtesy resignation ang mga presidential appointees to the PhilHealth board kasama si [Dr.] Roy Ferrer,” said the health chief. Aside from Ferrer, the six other PhilHealth officials who tendered their courtesy resignations were Roberto Salvador, Celestina Dela Serna, Joan Cristine Reina Liban- Lareza, Hildegardes Dineros, Rex Mendoza, and Jack Arroyo.

Duque said the six officials will still stay, up until “the President accepts officially their courtesy resignation,” while the resignation of Ferrer will take effect immediately. President Duterte asked for the courtesy resignations of the state insurance firm’s acting president and its board members last Monday following reports of fraudulent activities that is happening in PhilHealth. Duque said PhilHealth Executive Vice President John Basa will serve as officer-in-charge of the agency upon his return from abroad on Monday.