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PhilHealth official quits

Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth ) President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Ricardo Morales said he will submit his resignation letter today, August 26.

Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) President Ricardo Morales (MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO)

“Ngayong umaga I have to file it, so that merong hard copy (I will file it this morning so that they have a hard copy [of the letter],” Morales told DZMM Telereadyo in an interview Wednesday.

Morales’ resignation came just a day after Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra revealed that President Duterte “stated that it would be best” for the PhilHealth chief to give up his post given his health condition.

Guevarra also said that Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea had talked to Morales.

“[Morales] said he would understand if he had to be replaced,” Guevarra said.

Source: Manila Bulletin (

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