Philhealth support “Walk for Life”

At least, 200 senior citizens participated in the “Walk for Life” at SMRAA Sports Complex, City of Koronadal on October 1, 2018.

Said annual event in line with the week-long celebration of the Elderly Filipino Week is in pursuit to the Presidential Proclamation 470 declaring first week of October yearly as “Linggo ng Nakakatandang Filipino.”

L-R: (seated in front) DSWD 12 representatives, PhilHealth XII Administrative Officer, Mr. Bienvenido L. Borra; PhilHealth XII Regional Vice President, Dr. Miriam Grace G. Pamonag, South Cotabato Senior Citizens Federation President, Ninfa T. Esla and (seated on wheelchairs are the centenarians from South Cotabato who received Php 100,000 each from DSWD12.)

As part of the Expanded Senior Citizens’ Act, PhilHealth XII Regional Office Vice President, Dr. Miriam Grace G. Pamonag said that PhilHealth covers their free health care services through government facilities on a ward type of accommodation.

Effective October 2018, they too are entitled to avail of the primary preventive care through accredited TSEKAP providers with free drugs and medicines for asthma, UTI, pneumonia, gastroenteritis, hypertension and diabetes.

In his inspirational message, City of Koronadal Mayor, Dr. Peter B. Miguel committed to hold the same activity with more participating elderlies by November to be spearheaded by the same team from DSWD XII, DOH XII and PhilHealth XII.

South Cotabato Provincial Governor, Atty. Daisy P. Avance-Fuentes on the other hand, turned over the Php100,000.00 cash incentives for centenarians who despite their conditions attended the same occasion.

Said money from DSWD XII is the national government’s commitment for senior citizens who made it until they turned 100.

Those who actively participated in various activities during the program have likewise received incentives from DSWD XII who took charge of the entire program. Their snacks and breakfast were provided by PhilHealth.

This year’s theme is, “Kilalanin at Parangalan: Tagasulong ng Karapatan ng Nakakatanda Tungo sa Lipunang Mapagkalinga” # (hanah g. naanep)

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