Duterte eyeing Dr. Jaime Cruz as new PhilHealth president

(Eagle News)–President Rodrigo Duterte is eyeing one Dr. Jaime Cruz as the new PhilHealth president.

Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo made the revelation on Tuesday, June 11, a day after Duterte asked PhilHealth officials to submit their courtesy resignations following reports a medical facility in Quezon City was processing the PhilHealth benefits of deceased patients.

Panelo said the President floated Cruz’s name during Monday’s Cabinet meeting.

Earlier, Senator-elect Bong Go said  Duterte, who was “saddened and dismayed” by the incident, wanted a “clean slate” at the PhilHealth management.

“Sa ngayon, plantilla officials muna ang temporary na mamamalakad at maa-assign sila under the Office of the President,” Go said.