Accenture employees' Philhealth contributions missing

Posted at 01/12/12 8:02 PM

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED/CORRECTED)– Five employees of Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (Philhealth) are now under investigation after the multi-million contributions of a business process outsourcing company went missing.

The names of the suspended employees have not been disclosed but they are in hot water for allegedly manipulating Philhealth’s database.

The Philhealth has asked the National Bureau of Investigation’s (NBI) anti-money laundering unit to investigate the case.

Philhealth president Dr. Eduardo Banzon said they uncovered the anomaly involving eight months of contributions of Accenture employees amounting to P114 million.

Those involved in the anomaly allegedly made sure that the database would reflect an updated contribution of the 24,000 employees of Accenture. However, the Philhealth’s Treasury Department claimed to have not received any payment from the company.

“Di nag-match. Naka-encode sa computer paid ang empleyado ng Accenture, pero nung chineck sa Treasury, walang pumasok,” said Philhealth’s Vice President for Corporate Affairs Group, Gregorio Rulloda.

Accenture showed Philhealth the documents to show that it sent the remittances. Philhealth later showed the documents to TV Patrol and other media.

Accenture promised to help authorities in its investigation.

Meanwhile, Philhealth urged companies to always monitor their remittances and likewise carefully scrutinize the receipts issued to them by Philhealth. - Report from Zyann Ambrosio, ABS-CBN News