NPC launches portal to check PhilHealth data

October 13, 2023, 8:40 pm

<p>PhilHealth office in Quezon City <em>(PNA photo by Joan Bondoc)</em></p>

PhilHealth office in Quezon City (PNA photo by Joan Bondoc)

MANILA – The National Privacy Commission (NPC) launched Friday the "Na-leak ba ang PhilHealth Data ko?", a simplified database search portal that allows members to verify the status of their personal information.

The portal,, exclusively focuses on the PhilHealth incident and does not encompass data breaches from other incidents, the NPC said.

It was created following the recent cyberattack incident involving the PhilHealth database, purportedly exfiltrated by the Medusa Ransomware Group, and posted online on Oct. 5.

As of Oct. 13, the initial batch of data available on the portal are individuals aged 60 years and above, containing an estimated 1 million records out of 8.5 million senior citizens.

In a statement, the NPC said the tool allows users, especially senior citizens, to safeguard their data and secure themselves from identity theft, phishing attacks, among others.

"A negative result from this search should not be misconstrued as an assurance of data security in other areas," the statement read.

PhilHealth's database was hacked on Sept. 22, prompting its offices to go on manual operation.

Earlier, PhilHealth Senior Vice President for Health Finance Policy, Dr. Israel Francis Pargas, said about 72 workstations were infected and the affected systems include the e-claims system, member portal system and collection system.

He said no personal and medical information of PhilHealth members has been compromised. (PNA)