ANGELES CITY – Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan will start the distribution of 20,000 Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) cards to indigent beneficiaries in all 33 villages here this month.
“More than 20,000 indigent residents of Angeles City will soon receive their PhilHealth card, which is good up to December 31, 2013. With this, the beneficiaries will be able to avail of discounts on medical services in PhilHealth-accredited hospitals and clinics, including the Ospital Ning Angeles (ONA) and the various Rural Health Units (RHUs) of the city government. This serves as the new year's gift of Mayor Ed Pamintuan to all indigent Angeleños,” a press statement said.
The PhilHealth premiums shall be paid using government funds through a special program under the Non-Office Appropriations (NOA) of the Mayor’s Office of the City Government of Angeles.
The granting of PhilHealth insurance is part of Pamintuan’s promise made during his State of the City Address (Soca) last July 2012, and is also included in the Contract with Angelenos, signed by the mayor and his entire slate during the elections in 2010.