Huwebes, Mayo 26, 2011

Coverage of the NHTS-PR of DSWD Poor Households under the Sponsored Program

Pursuant to PhilHealth Board Resolution No. 1478, s. 2011 approving "Special Contributions Rates for Calendar Year 2011 on the Enrollment of Indigents under the National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction (NHTS-PR) of the DSWD and on the Renewal of Existing Sponsored Program Members in Calendar Year 2010", concerned officers are hereby directed by our President and CEO, Dr. Rey B. Aquino to ensure that the 5, 219, 936 poor households as of February 28, 2011 shall be registered with coverage under the National Health Insurance Program (NHIP) and PhilHealth Identification Cards (PICs) be distributed to the identified households not later than 30 June 2011.

Source:  PhilHealth Memorandum dated May 02, 2011

Lunes, Mayo 23, 2011

OJTs’ laud PhRO 1 Family

On-the-job (OJT) trainees from Colegio de Dagupan, DMMSU, PSU-Bayambang and PSU-Lingayen lauded PhilHealth Regional Office 1 family for accepting and mentoring  them during their nearly 2-month stay at the Regional Office in Dagupan City.

The OJTs’ led by Don Bernie Estrada and Jonathan Victorio, both from Colegio de Dagupan, showed off their heart-felt appreciation to PhRO1 family during the conduct of flag ceremony on Monday, May 23, 2011 at  the PhRO 1 office grounds. The group prepared a tribute through a movie presentation portraying their yawning grateful emotions for being a part of the PhRO 1 family.  

Meanwhile, Elvira C. Ver, Regional Vice President, PhRO1, mentioned that the help from the OJTs means a lot taking into account the limited existing manpower of the Corporation.  Further, she highlighted and reminded the OJTs to start at the bottom of the career ladder before working their way up because it is more fulfilling and more encouraging towards improvement.

As a final remark, RVP Ver wished the ojt’s a good luck in their chosen career.

Martes, Mayo 17, 2011

Online PhilHealth Public Assistance

Good news dear colleagues!

We now have an accessible portal to almost every record that we need.  Just key in  Currently, the portal is accessible through WAN  (Wide Area Network). Regarding user accounts, you can register in the said URL/address.

Linggo, Mayo 15, 2011

PhRO 1 joins “Ehersisyong Pangkalusugan Para sa Lahat 2011”

PhilHealth Regional Office 1 (PhRO 1) joined DOH’s nationwide fitness event dubbed “Ehersisyong Pangkalusugan para sa Lahat 2011” on May 15, 2011, in San Juan, La Union through a “Hataw Exericse” and Shoreline Clean-up.  This fitness event promotes having a healthy lifestyle through physical activities like biking, dancing, running, stretching and other activities in order to prevent threatening diseases such as heart disease, respiratory disease, diabetes and others.

During the short program, Jesus Aquino, Brgy. Captain, Ili Norte, San Juan, La Union, enthusiastically welcomed the participants from PhRO 1 as well as from the DOH Region 1.  Afterward, Dr. Jimuel Cardenas, OIC-Director III, DOH-CHD1  and Elvira C. Ver, Regional Vice President, PhRO1 imparted  messages supporting the said program.

The “Hataw Exercise” led by DOH Region 1 employees immediately ensued the brief program wherein a 3-minute warm-up exercises were performed followed by a 20-minute non-stop dance exercises. Subsequent to the dance exercises, the participants set off to the sun-drenched shoreline of San Juan, La Union in which a clean-up was performed.

Soon after the clean-up, Ernesto V. Beltran, SVP for Actuarial Services, PhilHealth, also gave a brief message thanking for a warm welcome from OIC-Director Cardenas and RVP Ver.  As a final point,   OIC-Director Cardenas mentioned how grateful he is for the support every participant had shown.

It’s like being on pins and needles at first but bearing in mind the healthful benefits of exercises and in keeping the environment clean, definitely, it is worthwhile that we make these activities day by day as a part of our modified healthy lifestyle.

Huwebes, Mayo 12, 2011

Dr. Rey B. Aquino leads the distribution of PhilHealth Cards and Stakeholders’ Meeting in Batanes

Dr. Rey B. Aquino, PhilHealth President and CEO, led the distribution of PhilHealth Cards to the less fortunate residents of Batanes on April 28, 2011. The distribution of PhilHealth Cards sponsored by Hon. Henedina R. Abad, Congresswoman, Lone District of Batanes, to 523 recipients brought to more than 800 the total number of indigents enrolled in Batanes.

After the distribution of PhilHealth Cards, an Information and Education Campaign (IEC) was conducted.  Mr. Alberto C. Manduriao, OIC-VP, MMG, discussed on membership requirements while Dr. Maricar M. Arzadon, HCDMD Chief,  had a discussion on availment requirements.

Bearing in mind all the requisites discussed during the IEC, recipients of the PhilHealth Cards went home with an assured access to quality and affordable health care services.

The day before, on April 27, 2011, Dr. Rey B. Aquino, spearheaded the Stakeholder’s Meeting.  Said meeting was participated by local chief executives namely Hon. Vicente D. Gato, Provincial Governor, Hon. Henedina R. Abad, Congresswoman, Lone District of Batanes, Hon. Ferdinand C. Elica, Provincial Vice-Governor, Hon. Demetrius Paul C. Narag, Mayor of Basco, Batanes and Hon. Maxilindo Emilio A. Babalo, Mayor of Sabtang, Batanes. In addition, Chief of Batanes General Hospital, Provincial Health Officer, Municipal Health Officers and Provincial Social Welfare and Development Officer were also present during the meeting.

Elvira C. Ver, Regional Vice President, PhRO 1, earnestly welcomed all the participants.  Afterward, status of the province of Batanes in terms of membership coverage and collection was reported by Ms. Josephine Q. Quiton, FOD Chief, PhRO 1.  In addition, benefits availment and accreditation requirements were presented by Dr. Maricar M. Arzadon, HCDMD Chief, PhRO 1.  An open forum immediately ensued that allowed the participants to disclose their impending issues or problems regarding PhilHealth and as well as the concerns of the different local chief executives.

One of the issues highlighted during the open forum was the problems on accreditation of health care facilities with PhilHealth due to lack of physicians in the province.  However, PhilHealth assured the provision of assistance to expedite the accreditation of health care facilities and will be as liberal as possible in the accreditation requirements without compromising quality health care.