Philippine health secretary Francisco Duque gestures during a press conference in March. Photo: EPAPhilippine health secretary Francisco Duque gestures during a press conference in March. Photo: EPA
Philippine health secretary Francisco Duque gestures during a press conference in March. Photo: EPA

Philippines: Duterte approves criminal charges against PhilHealth officials, spares health secretary Duque

  • The charges were recommended after investigations into irregularities at the state agency paying for medical care and Covid-19 testing, which Duque chairs
  • He has also been criticised for his handling of the pandemic, with the Philippines reporting the most coronavirus-related deaths in Southeast Asia

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Philippine health secretary Francisco Duque gestures during a press conference in March. Photo: EPAPhilippine health secretary Francisco Duque gestures during a press conference in March. Photo: EPA
Philippine health secretary Francisco Duque gestures during a press conference in March. Photo: EPA
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