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Task Force PhilHealth submits 177-page report to Duterte

Task Force PhilHealth submits 177-page report to Duterte By Benjamin Pulta   MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– The inter-agency task force investigating irregularities in the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) on Monday submitted its 177-page initial report to President Rodrigo Roa Duterte. “As the task force awaits any further directives from the President, its composite team will pursue … Continue reading

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Gierran’s admin, fiscal expertise to help in PhilHealth cleansing

Gierran’s admin, fiscal expertise to help in PhilHealth cleansing By Benjamin Pulta   PhilHealth president and CEO Dante Gierran. (Screengrab from RTVM) MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Tuesday said newly-appointed Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (Philhealth) chief Dante Gierran’s administrative skills and fiscal prudence would help in wiping out irregularities in the state insurer. In … Continue reading

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House leader wants plunder raps vs. PhilHealth ‘mafia’

MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– House Committee on Public Accounts chairman Michael Defensor on Wednesday recommended the filing of plunder charges against all officials of the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) involved in the so-called “mafia” that runs various fraudulent schemes. During a joint House hearing on the alleged graft and corrupt practices in PhilHealth, Defensor questioned … Continue reading

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Malasakit Center could be part of integrated health system

Malasakit Center could be part of integrated health system By Mar Serrano LEGAZPI CITY (Philippines News Agency) — The Malasakit Center, a one-stop-shop for the delivery of health services, could be integrated into the unified integrated health delivery system once the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of the Universal Health Care (UHC) Law are released … Continue reading

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PhilHealth eyes 100% coverage for Soccsskargen before yearend

PhilHealth eyes 100% coverage for Soccsskargen before yearend GENERAL SANTOS CITY (Philippines News Agency) — The Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) is seeking to complete this year the coverage of the estimated 4.8 million residents of Region 12 or Soccsksargen into the government’s health insurance program. Engr. Eugenio Donatos, PhilHealth-12 field operations chief, said Thursday … Continue reading

President Duterte signs law requiring PhilHealth coverage for all Persons With Disabilities
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President Duterte signs law requiring PhilHealth coverage for all Persons With Disabilities

Duterte signs law requiring PhilHealth coverage for all PWDs By Azer Parrocha MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — President Rodrigo R. Duterte signed into law a measure that provides mandatory PhilHealth coverage for all persons with disabilities (PWDs). Duterte signed Republic Act 11228 on Feb. 22 but a copy of which was released to media on Monday (March 4). Under … Continue reading

Philippine Health Insurance in W. Visayas ready for Universal Health Care enactment
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Philippine Health Insurance in W. Visayas ready for Universal Health Care enactment

PhilHealth in W. Visayas ready for UHC enactment By Gail Momblan Iloilo City (Philippines News Agency) — The Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) in Western Visayas is ready for the implementation of the Universal Health Care (UHC) law or Republic Act No. 11223. As one of its preparations, PhilHealth asked the support of government information … Continue reading

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PhilHealth urged anew to support heart attack patients

PhilHealth urged anew to support heart attack patients By Ma. Teresa Montemayor MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — A group of medical experts is again calling on the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) to subsidize the treatment of heart attack patients. “Philhealth creates packages where they provide support to those with serious diseases, like the coronary … Continue reading

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PCSO to give P8-B to PhilHealth for Universal Healthcare Program implementation

PCSO to give P8-B to PhilHealth for UHC implementation By Christopher Lloyd Caliwan MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) will give PHP8 billion to the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) in compliance with President Rodrigo Duterte’s Universal Healthcare (UHC) Program. “The agency will give 40 percent from the 30 percent … Continue reading