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PhilHealth faces another rap over alleged IT anomaly costing hundreds of millions of pesos

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Feb. 23, 20 | 11:23 am

Former presidential spokesperson Harry Roque filed another complaint against the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) due to alleged anomalies on its information technology department.

In an interview with GMA News, Roque said the IT unit of PhilHealth was responsible for the anomaly which amounts to hundred million pesos and involves two big companies.

RELATED STORY: Roque files complaint vs. PhilHealth officials for non-remittance of OFW contributions

“Mayroon pa po kaming isang isasampa. Ito pong last case na isasampa namin ito naman ‘yung anomalya sa IT department ng PhilHealth na binayad ng mga kumpanya ang hundreds of millions para sa premiums, may transaksyong pumasok pero hindi nakapasok doon mismo sa pondo ng Philhealth,” Roque said.

He stressed the case would help track down the paper trail as well as the ‘missing money.’

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“Mantakin mo, ang estimate na kakulangan sa pondo ng universal health care na isinulong sa Kongreso ay Php170 billion pero ‘yung estimate na nawawala sa atin [sa PhilHealth] ay nasa Php152 billion,” Roque said.

On Wednesday, Roque along with whistleblower Ken Sarmiento filed raps against four high-ranking officials of the state insurer over non-remittance of contributions from overseas Filipino workers (OFWs).

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UAE announces May 24 as first day of Eid Al Fitr

UAE announces May 24 as first day of Eid Al Fitr

(WAM) -- Sunday, the 24th of May, will be the first day of Shawwal 1441 H, marking the beginning of Eid al-Fitr, announced the Moon-sighting Committee in a statement issued after its meeting tonight at the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department. Sultan bin Saeed Al Badi Al...

Observatory experts say Shawwal crescent moon might not show today

Observatory experts say Shawwal crescent moon might not show today

Saudi Arabia astronomers have confirmed that the Shawwal crescent moon will not show on May 22 (Ramadan 29), Saudi Gazette reported. Experts at the observatory of Majmaah University in Saudi said that the moon will set before the sun today and will not be...

Pakistan plane crashes with 107 on board

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An aircraft from Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) carrying 99 passengers and eight crew members crashed at a residential area in Karachi on Friday, May 22. Pakistan immediately mobilized paramilitary troops and civil administration authorities to aid and rescue...

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