Kapamilya comedian and host Vice Ganda was furious over the revelation about corruption in Philhealth.
In a tweet, Vice didn’t mince words in cursing those involved in the corruption in Philhealth.
“Parusahan ang mga magnanakaw sa Philhealth. Ikulong! PAGDUSAHIN. Pakainin ng tae ang mga fotaenang yan! Pagsama samahin ang lahat ng laway ng mga may sakit at ipainom sa kanila. Walang kompa-compassion sa mga demonyo! Mga ulul! Sumakit tuloy ang ulo ko! Akin na ang Saridon! “ Vice tweeted.
Parusahan ang mga magnanakaw sa Philhealth. Ikulong! PAGDUSAHIN. Pakainin ng tae ang mga fotaenang yan! Pagsama samahin ang lahat ng laway ng mga may sakit at ipainom sa kanila. Walang kompa-compassion sa mga demonyo! Mga ulul! Sumakit tuloy ang ulo ko! Akin na ang Saridon!
— jose marie viceral (@vicegandako) August 5, 2020
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.
“I believe, based on my investigation, that the (public) money that had been wasted or stolen was more or less P15 billion,” he said
Another Philhealth official Alejandro Cabading also revealed the overpriced budget proposals for information and communications technology projects which amounted to 2.1 billion pesos.
According to COA reports, Philhealth was already issued disallowances amounting to 27 billion pesos from 2014 to 2018.
Philhealth was also involved in alleged anomalous “ghost” dialysis patients, overpayments, false claims, and “upcasing” of common ailments.
Meanwhile, Vice recently pledged to help the COVID-19 frontliners who worked tirelessly to help address the country’s COVID-19 crisis.
In his to aim to spread positivity and good vibes to frontliners and anyone who would need it, Vice Ganda will donate personal protective equipment (PPEs), face masks, face shields, and alcohol to the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) amounting to P1 million in support of the organization’s continuous fight against COVID-19.