Commissioner Belgica Confirms PACC Investigation on Alleged PhilHealth Corruption

Commissioner Greco Belgica of the Philippine Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) confirmed in an interview with some local media that they are now investigating the controversial and alleged corruption activities committed inside the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth).

According to Commissioner Belgica they are just following the instruction of Pres. Duterte that says "My administration always believed that freedom from illegal drugs, terrorism, corruption and criminality, is itself a human right," Pres. Duterte said in his recent State of the Nation Address (SONA 2020).

Based on President Duterte's orders, Commissioner Belgica released a statement in investigating PhilHealth on the overpricing of COVID-19 test kits. Aside from that another alleged corruption when an employee of PhilHealth spilled the questionable liquidations within its executive employees.

Commissioner Belgica was quoted as saying "PhilHealth should release the liquidation of its cash advances because it allows Philhealth members to see clearly how their money are being spent and gives them the ability to hold corrupt government officials accountable," Belgica stated.

When asked by the media whether the PACC will be supporting the Palace's statement of confidence towards Morales, Commissioner Belgica said that Morales will stay as PhilHealth President unless the President says enough.

The PACC Head was quoted as saying "The President knows best. However, as per Senator Bong Go, the President will not hesitate to ax anyone should investigations prove ones involvement in corruption in Philhealth.” Belgica added.

Meanwhile, Belgica reiterated the rise of the complaints related to COVID-19.

“Sa PACC, we received and acted upon 3,992 complaints related to COVID-19. Marami dun ang allegedly corruption cases and we are working on it 24/7. Palagi ko nga pong sinasabi na ang corruption ay matagal ng sakit ng bansa. Ang akin lang, mahiya naman sana sila lalo na sa panahon ng pandemya. Ang sabi nga po ng pangulo, ‘We need men of integrity and faith like Rizal and del Pilar, men of action like Bonifacio, men of inflexible patriotism like Mabini. We need their zeal, their self-reliance, their capacity for work, their devotion to service, their ability to lose themselves in the common cause of building a nation.’ ‘Yan ang ating mga batang bayani na siyang dapat nating tuluran. Totoo ‘yan. Kapag nauuna kasi ang greed at selfish ambition, hindi tayo makakaangat muli. This is the time we rise as one, at walang puwang ang mga korap dito.” Belgica said.

Source: Greco Belgica FB Page

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