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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.

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“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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