PhilHealth Mafia: The greatest crime of the year

The anti-fraud legal officer Thorrsson Montes Keith of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) has just resigned. However, he unfolded the conspiracy and scam that existed in the PhilHealth agency. He called the Phil-Health mafia the crime of the year. On Tuesday, Mr. Keith pointed out the recent anomalies within the PhilHealth agency that resulted in the loss of P15-billion in the state insurer’s funds.

Mr. Keith appeared at the Senate committee of the whole investigation concerning PhilHealth scandal. He mentioned that the execution of the provisional repayment mechanism, the procurement of exorbitant information, and the communication technology equipment remained very challenging.

Transactions at the PhilHealth Office

As well, Mr. Keith presumed that the money spent and stolen based on his observation appeared to be more or less than ₱15 billion. Mr. Keith, as well as other officials, tendered his resignation after the controversial meeting. That meeting spiraled into a debate for fervent interactions over PhilHealth’s supposedly high-priced IT system. Mr. Keith revealed that the purported culture of corruption in the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation was due to the constant operation of a mafia-like consortium.

Indeed, Mr. Keith shared his views that these PhilHealth scammers have plans to use the money of the Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) to supplant the stolen amount. 


Ramos, C. M. (4 August 2020). PhilHealth mafia’ pocketed P15-B worth of funds, says ex-anti-fraud exec. Retrieved August 6, 2020, from

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