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PhilHealth spokesman Baleña arrested in Pasig over cyberlibel charge – police

Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) Rey Baleña was arrested by police in Pasig City Monday over a cyberlibel complaint, police said Tuesday.

(Photo from EPD)

Pasig City Police chief Col. Moises Villaceran said Baleña, 48, PhilHealth senior manager for corporate communication, was nabbed at the City State Center on Shaw Boulevard Monday afternoon.

According to the Eastern Police District (EPD), Baleña has a standing warrant for cyberlibel filed in Cebu City.

“The warrant of arrest was issued by Hon. Ramon Daomilas Jr., presiding judge of Regional Trial Court 7th Judicial Region Branch XI in Cebu City,” the EPD said.

Although the details of the complaint is still unclear, Baleña’s responsibilities as PhilHealth spokesman primarily involves him speaking on behalf of the agency, which is currently hounded by controversy over allegations of corruption.

Villaceran said Baleña is still under the custody of the Pasig City Police.

Bail has been set at P30,000.

 


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