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PhilHealth exec resigns, vows to cooperate with Congress investigations

Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth)

Another official of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) has resigned following the alleged anomalies inside the state-owned insurance firm.

On Thursday, PhilHealth Vice President for Operations Augustus De Villa tendered his “irrevocable resignation” but vowed to cooperate with the ongoing investigations regarding the anomalies inside the agency.  He did not cite specific reasons for his resignation.

“The Vice-Chairman knows fully well the reason. I briefed him earlier today in his residence in Taguig City,” De Villa said in his resignation letter, referring to PhilHealth vice chair, president and chief executive officer Ricardo Morales.

De Villa was among the PhilHealth executives accused of corruption after a Senate hearing found that the agency has been allocating funds for alleged overpriced items.

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