As calls mount for the removal of corrupt PhilHealth officials, the name of former finance undersecretary Karl Kendrick Chua was immediately floated as replacement for the agency’s head.
Zubiri believes Philhealth should be run by a finance guy who will ensure the stability of the organization.
“Maraming nagsasabi: sino naman pwede natin ilagay diyan, isang military ulit o isa pang doktor? Sabi ko, ang pinakamagandang ilagay bilang pinuno ng PhilHealth ay isang finance expert from the private sector, or a finance expert even within the government system,” Zubiri said in a Senate hearing Wednesday.
In an interview with ANC’s Karen Davila, Zubiri named Chua as his best bet to clean up corruption in Philhealth.
“We need someone from the corporate sector, someone good with numbers and NEDA Secretary Karl Chua is perfect for the job,” Zubiri said.
The senator feels Chua can bring a much-needed breath of fresh air back into the agency.