On issues surrounding Philhealth

The Palace confirms that President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has ordered an investigation into the alleged anomalies surrounding the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (Philhealth). The Chief Executive has asked Undersecretary Jesus Melchor Quitain of the Office of the Special Assistant to the President to conduct the probe on PhilHealth.

This representation likewise confirms having personally received a copy of the resignation letter of PhilHealth anti-fraud legal officer, Mr. Thorrsson Montes Keith.

We view the allegations of Mr. Keith a serious matter and therefore enjoin him, and other officials, to cooperate with the ongoing investigation.