The activity power investigating irregularities on the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) has submitted to President Duterte its report on the probe carried out on the state well being insurer, the Department of Justice (DOJ) stated Monday evening, Sept. 14.
The DOJ stated that Task Force PhilHealth “rendered its initial findings and submitted its recommendations to the President” via a 177-page report hooked up with voluminous annexes that was submitted Monday afternoon.
“As the Task Force awaits any further directives from the President, its composite teams will pursue targeted investigations of specific acts of fraud or corruption committed by health providers and PhilHealth personnel alike,” the division assured.
“Meanwhile, already pending complaints and cases shall be resolved by the agencies concerned with dispatch,” it added.
During the conduct of its investigation, the DOJ stated the duty power obtained and evaluated the testimonies of 14 witnesses.
“Task Force PhilHealth also conducted seven hearings spanning over 30 hours on various dates,” the DOJ disclosed.
“During these hearings, representatives from the participating agencies of the Task Force propounded questions to resource persons whose testimonies were taken under oath,” it stated.
Aside from the hearings, the duty power additionally obtained experiences and summaries of assorted instances, whether or not below investigation or for decision; paperwork submitted by useful resource individuals; and experiences and investigations made by different our bodies together with the Senate.
The activity power was created by the DOJ on Aug. 7 pursuant to the directive of the President to examine PhilHealth over alleged corrupt actions.
Aside from the DOJ, the duty power consists of the Office of the Special Assistant to the President (OSAP), the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC), the National Prosecution Service (NPS), the DOJ Office of Cybercrime (OOC), the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), and the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC).
“The independent constitutional bodies, namely, the Office of the Ombudsman (OMB), the Commission on Audit (COA), and the Civil Service Commission (CSC), were likewise invited to attend the meetings of the Task Force in pursuit of their respective independent investigations or audits,” the DOJ famous.
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