Several celebrities have expressed rage over the latest corruption scandal at Philhealth.
During the Senate hearing on Tuesday, August 4, former PhilHealth anti-fraud legal officer Thorrsson Keith claimed that over 15 billion pesos have been stolen by Philhealth officials in fraudulent schemes.
According to Keith, an alleged “mafia” has deep roots within the state insurer and is composed mostly of PhilHealth executive committee members.
With the revelations, outspoken celebrities can’t help but share their anger on social media.
On Twitter, Jason Abalos said it’s pitiful for the country to experience corruption at the height of a pandemic.
“Woow!! kawawang pilipinas, nakakawalang pag asa.”
Woow!! kawawang pilipinas, nakakawalang pag asa. https://t.co/dwuitHPtUz
— jason abalos (@thejasonabalos) August 4, 2020
Vance Larena meanwhile asked God if he can utter bad words after knowing the Philhealth corruption scandal.
“Lord. Gusto ko magsabi ng masasamang words. Lord.”
Film director Tonette Jadaone, on the other hand, was shocked after knowing that there are 5 thousand Philhealth members aged 130 years old.
130 YEARS OLD!!! https://t.co/6H43sw0JDL
— Toñet (@tonetjadaone) August 4, 2020
Here are other reactions from other celebrities.
What about our health care personnel? 🤔 shouldn’t they be the very first ones?? https://t.co/y8oXCQY1GI
— Jin Macapagal (@jinmacapagal_) August 4, 2020
— mimiyuuuh 🦖 (@mimiyuuuh) August 4, 2020
15. BILLION. PESOS. 😱😱😱 Iniisip mo pa lang kung gaano kalayo ang mararating ng 15 Billion pesos sa Covid response 🤬🤬🤬 pic.twitter.com/W8Y1nJa86B
— Bianca Gonzalez (@iamsuperbianca) August 4, 2020
How do you sleep… https://t.co/cTHsprcdtb pic.twitter.com/N51Q2LssFn
— Saab (@saabmagalona) August 4, 2020