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House to examine PhilHealth OIC’s extreme travels, hotel stays

PROBE. The House cabinet on good supervision is set to examine in Aug a extreme travels and hotel stays of PhilHealth halt boss Celestina Jude De la Serna. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

PROBE. The House cabinet on good supervision is set to examine in Aug a extreme travels and hotel stays of PhilHealth halt boss Celestina Jude De la Serna. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

MANILA, Philippines – The House of Representatives is set to examine a extreme travels and hotel stays of Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) halt boss Celestina Jude De la Serna.

Negros Oriental 3rd District Representative Arnolfo Teves Jr filed House Resolution 1928 propelling a cabinet on good supervision and open burden to examine a “gross financial and operational management, corruption, as good as a proliferation of rascal by a origination of spook members in PhilHealth.”

Surigao Del Norte 2nd District Representative Johnny Pimentel, cabinet chairman, told Rappler he was scheduling a conference in August, once Congress resumes session.

Rappler initial reported that De la Serna incurred at slightest P627,000 value of trips to and from Bohol, as good as hotel stays, in only a year in office, notwithstanding being posted in a executive office.

Resident auditors during PhilHealth have also asked De la Serna to explain her receipt of per diem during practical meetings and allowances, that volume to roughly a million pesos, including a transport expenses, damaged down as follows:

The debate comes amid PhilHealth’s net detriment amounting to P4.5 billion, according to a practiced 2017 financial statement.

Teves pronounced he was repelled on anticipating out that De la Serna had been regulating supervision supports to fly from her hometown in Bohol to a PhilHealth executive bureau in Pasig on an roughly weekly basis. While in Manila, De la Serna was also staying in hotels, amounting to during slightest P3,800 a night.

Teves pronounced he and House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez talked to Dela Serna on Wednesday, May 30, during an eventuality during a House of Representatives.

“She certified to staying in a hotel for one year or more… More or reduction one year sa hotel siya nakatira charged to Philhealth and she pronounced she suspicion it was okay, that’s because she did it,” Teves pronounced as quoted in a news article.

Pimentel, for his part, told Rappler he also wanted to demeanour into De la Serna’s “incompetence” and miss of knowledge. He pronounced he wanted De la Serna out of a agency.

Noon papa marami nang nagsasabi sa akin, bago papa yan lumabas, na wala siyang alam, na grabe ang gastos nya, charged lahat sa PhilHealth. (Even before it came out, there are many people already revelation me that she knows nothing, that she spends excessively all charged to PhilHealth.) we wish her out of there,” Pimentel told Rappler in a phone interview.

PhilHealth is De la Serna’s initial post in government. As a doctor, she had a private hospital in Bohol from 2002-2003, and was arch of dual tiny hospitals in a province: 15-bed Maribojoc Community Hospital from 2003 to 2005 and 25-bed Congressman Natalio P Castillo Sr Memorial Hospital in 2005. PhilHealth is her initial post in government.

In May, Duterte already ordered a probe into a emanate though has nonetheless to exhibit findings.

De la Serna is a daughter of former Bohol administrator and Tagbilaran City mayor Victor de la Serna, President Rodrigo Duterte’s highbrow during a San Beda Law School, also now a member of a Consultative Committee on amending a 1987 Constitution. – Rappler.com

Article source: https://www.rappler.com/nation/203913-house-representatives-investigate-celestina-dela-serna-travels-hotel-accommodations

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