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PhilHealth's Alaga program, launched in Bulacan
By: PPAO
Tuesday, 22 April 2014
CITY OF MALOLOS- With the help of the Provincial Government of Bulacan, the Philhealth and Department of Health launched the Alaga or Alamin at Gamitin program in Bulacan, a campaign for good life recently to reach even the farthest towns in the province.

The program aims to deliver to National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction (NHTS-PR) and PhilHealth members their rights and privileges under the universal health care program and educate them how to avail their benefits when the time comes.

Gov. Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado stressed the importance of PhilHealth’s protection.

“Kung sa mga hindi maiiwasang pagkakataon at tayo ay maoospital, sa mga pampublikong ospital po tayo magpunta, dahil dito mas malaki ang maibabawas sa bayarin, minsan nga wala nang binabayaran kaya dapat maunawaan natin kung ano yung mga karapatan natin bilang mga miyembro ng PhilHealth, ito ay malaking tulong, ang payong natin sa panahon ng tag-ulan,” Alvarado explained.

According to PhilHealth, they will visit each town in the province to educate and distribute their updated member data record for them to be able to understand more of their PhilHealth benefits and entitlements and how to avail of those even in their own homes.

“Noong 2012-2013 ang recipient natin ay 70,393, ngayong taon tumaas ito sa 209,511 na recipient, sila yung target namin na makaharap at makausap dito sa Bulacan. Sila yung mga nabibilang sa ating mga mahihirap na pamilya na kung minsan hindi alam kung paano i-avail yung kanilang mga benepisyo, dito pwede silang magtanong, at linawin yung mga gusto nilang malaman,” Diana Lopez, Chief Social Insurance Officer, PhilHealth Malolos shared.

Based on the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office’s records, 14 towns were already visited and 10 more are scheduled to be educated with Alaga program this April.

As of March 2014, there are 2,129,299 Bulakenyos that are enrolled as PhilHealth members.###

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