Senators granted legislative immunity to 3 ‘whistleblowers’ as it continues to investigate the alleged corruption at the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth).
This will allow board member Alejandro Cabading, resigned anti-fraud legal officer Thorsson Montes Keith, and former executive assistant Estrobal Laborte to tell all without fears about the alleged corruption schemes within the agency.
Sen. Panfilo Lacson moved for the grant of immunity and consequently approved by senators during a committee of the whole session.
Keith earlier claimed that corrupt PhilHealth officials pocketed some P15 billion in the company’s funds. Cabading, a certified public accountant, also pointed to an alleged ‘mafia’ running corruption schemes within the agency.
Laborte, a former assistant of PhilHealth president Ricardo Morales, appeared at Tuesday’s Senate hearing, detailing his questions over the planned purchase of an “obsolete” computer network.