Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra confirmed Tuesday that President Rodrigo Duterte has asked Philippine Health Insurance Corp president and CEO Ricardo Morales to leave his post.
The president, Guevarra said, is letting Morales go because of the latter’s medical condition, while the agency is in the middle of controversy following multiple allegations of corruption.
“The president took note last night of Morales’ on-and-off health situation, and stated that it would be best for the latter and for PhilHealth to give up his post during these critical times for the agency,” Guevarra said.
The PhilHealth chief is battling cancer and just took a medical leave last week, thus made him skipped series of hearings at the House of Representatives and the Senate.
“We have to find a very good replacement for him asap,” Guevarra added.