Officials call for support of PhilHealth programs-A A +A
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
ANGELES CITY — Local government officials called on the public and fellow officials to support the PhilHealth programs, particularly the upcoming “PhilHealth Run 2013: Nationwide Run for Mother and Child Protection” in February 17.
Governor Lilia Pineda said the success of PhilHealth’s programs greatly depends on the support of government officials, public hospitals, doctors and the private sector.
“The health services that Philhealth offers can be maximized with the support of government and the private sector. Let us support Philhealth and its programs for 2013,” Pineda said.
David called on running enthusiasts to join the PhilHealth Run 2013, saying the event shall be an avenue to show corporate social responsibility of the beneficiaries involved in the protection of Mother and Child.
He added that the event will benefit Porac town and other beneficiaries like KaKaK Foundation, Programme Margarita, and Bulacan Medical Center.
He said he will personally participate in the event and invite other participants in Porac town.
“We are very thankful for the support of PhilHealth and we hope to invite participants in the coming event,” David added.
Cabigting, who read Mayor Edgardo Pamituan’s welcome remarks during the event, said the program will enable the success of PhilHealth programs.
She said the run is targeting some 12,000 professional and amateur runners in two sites, Clark Freeport and Malolos City in Bulacan.
“Let us support this worthy cause of Philhealth and become sponsors of bring more health care services to non-government organizations and institutions,” Cabigting said.
Cabigting said that Angeles City is very thankful to the agency for facilitating the distribution of PhilHealth cards for indigents in the city years ago.
Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on January 10, 2013.