PhilHealth 9 gears for PhilHealth Run PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 18 November 2011 15:14

The PhilHealth Regional Office 9 is organizing the PhilHealth Run: The Mindanao Run for Hope on February 5, 2012 as part of its 17th anniversary celebration next year.

As approved by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and PhilHealth Central Office in Manila, the PhilHealth Run shall be held simultaneously in six (6) key cities in Mindanao, namely, Butuan, Cagayan de Oro, Davao, Koronadal, Marawi and Zamboanga on February 5, 2012 (Sunday). 

The event hopes to provide financial assistance to its main beneficiary, the Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) Children’s Cancer Center and Blood Diseases Unit (Kids of Hope) based in Davao City.  SPMC is the only facility in Visayas and Mindanao that can deliver multi – disciplinary care for children with cancer.

The fun run also hopes to raise funds for the local beneficiaries of the different participating PhilHealth offices.

During its 4th Technical Working Group (TWG) meeting in the city last week, PhilHealth Mindanao has signed up the co – presentor sponsorship contract agreement with the KFI Center for Community Development Foundation, Inc. or KCCDFI.

KCCDFI is a non – government organization (NGO) which aims to help the rural poor in Mindanao by providing micro – financial services to enterprising women and men in various municipalities and cities in Western Mindanao, including the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM).

As a co-presentor, PhilHealth Mindanao shall highlight KCCDFI as one of PhilHealth Run’s main partner in all of its marketing and promotional materials with a Mindanao-wide coverage until February 5, 2012. 

The signing ceremony, which was held last November 9, 2011 at a hotel in Zamboanga City, was led by PhilHealth Mindanao officers, namely, Ramon F. Aristoza, Jr. (Area Vice President for PhilHealth Mindanao), Romeo D. Alberto (Regional Vice President for PhilHealth 9), Mae R. Dizon (Area Chairperson for the PhilHealth Run), Dennis B. Adre (RVP for PhilHealth 11), Johnny Y. Sychua (RVP for PhilHealth CARAGA) and Atty. Khaliquzzaman M. Macabato (RVP for PhilHealth ARMM).  Other PhilHealth 9 officers and staff were also present.

Mr. Rodolfo T. Quinday, Sr., President and Chief Executive Officer for KCCDFI, also graced the ceremony.  Also present were Mercedes G. Faustino and Rhett Ray P. Quinday Operations Manager and Vice President for KCCDFI, respectively.

In his welcome remarks, RVP Alberto expressed his appreciation for the support extended by KCCDFI to PhilHealth and hopes that other government agencies, private companies and non – government organizations will also participate in the PhilHealth Run.

The following have also signed up with PhilHealth Mindanao as co – presentor: Rite Med (United Laboratories, Inc.), ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation, Smart Communications Inc., CIS Bayad Center, Inc. and All Card Plastics, Inc.

In support of the PhilHealth Run, Senator Pia S. Cayetano will also be donating Php1,000,000 cash to SPMC .

PhilHealth Run registration forms are now available at all PhilHealth offices in Mindanao.  Interested government agencies, companies, organizations and individuals in Region IX may get in touch with Ms. Jeanilyn V. Halirin – Ramos, Public Relations Officer III, at (062) 992 – 2739.  – Public Affairs Unit, PhRO 9