A PARTYLIST advocating holistic approach on health ensures Northern Mindanao will get support if it gets a seat in Congress come May 9 synchronized elections.
Irma Astilla-Balulot, Anak Kalusugan Partylist nominee, told local reporters Thursday that issues on illegal drugs, undernourishment among children and rape cases among women in the region need to be addressed as these issues have remained prevalent in Northern Mindanao.
“Subo kita nga makita nato nga naka-apekto sa panglawas sa katawhan ang droga, malnourishment ug bisan kining kaso sa rape. Mao kini atong tagaan og pagtagad,” Balulot said.
The group also campaigns for HIV-Aids awareness as cases continue to rise in different parts of the country.
Balulot said there have been many national policies and laws related to health but these are not or properly executed by the government agencies concerned.
These laws should be reviewed and reformed if needed, she said.
“Kailangan nato i-review ang law, ang implementing rules and regulations ug gi-unsa pagpatuman sa balaod,” Balulot said.
Balulot said the partylist also vows to safeguard the budgetary aspect of every enacted law and push for passage of laws related to health.
Few other advocacies of Anak Kalusugan include: health issues inside jail facilities in the country; the plight of nurses; scholarship and hospitalization assistance; food sufficiency and wastage control; mobile feeding kitchens and bathing centers; agricultural and fishery assistance, and among others.
Anak Kalusugan are composed of professionals, doctors, nurses, dentists, health workers in private and public sector and nongovernment workers.