43 PhilHealth officials submit courtesy resignations

The move follows the order of new PhilHealth CEO Dante Gierran for the agency’s senior executives to resign as part of his reform efforts

Forty-three senior executives of the controversy-racked Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) have submitted their courtesy resignations to the agency’s new president and CEO Dante Gierran. 

In an official statement posted on Facebook on Sunday, October 11, PhilHealth announced the update, listing 27 senior officers who submitted courtesy resignations and 16 others who tendered their retirement. 

The move follows Gierran’s order issued last September 30, directing all PhilHealth officials with salary grade 26 and above to resign from the agency as part of his efforts to reform the embattled state insurer.

Officials with this salary grade include vice presidents, senior vice presidents, and senior managers.

Malacañang earlier supported Gierran’s order, citing it as the quickest way he could reorganize the agency.

Gierran had issued the order a day after President Rodrigo Duterte broached the idea of abolishing PhilHealth, citing his frustration over anomalies that continued to pound the state insurer. 

Billion-peso anomalies at PhilHealth have fueled anger against the government at a time when the Philippines continued to log more coronavirus cases daily. –