I am an advocate of Information maybe that is why I am into Social Media first before I became part of the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) as their Regional Media Coordinator. People must understand that an advocate is different from an employee who can be there only because of salary. An advocate is there to be informed and to be the catalyst of something that they think could be a great contribution to the community.
I've been with different running events because I believe with the objective and cause; to share and for people to become aware about the vision of the organizing team. Now, with the invitation of PIA, we went to Nuvali, Santa Rosa, Laguna last October for the media launch of the PhilHealth first nationwide run.
PIA Provincial Coordinator Allan Ortilliano and Philhealth Officers
The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) launches its first ever nationwide running event on February 17, 2013 to mark its 18th year of establishment. Following the agencys Vision and Mission:
"Bawat Pilipino, Miyembro,
Bawat Miyembro, Protektado,
Kalusugan Natin, Segurado"
"Sulit na Benepisyo sa Bawat Miyembro,
Dekalidad na Serbisyo para sa Lahat"
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PhilHealth will have a nationwide awareness program for the protection of Mother and Child. Dubbed "PhilHealth Run 2013: Nationwide Run for Mother and Child Protection", the event aims to continuously draw national attention and support to its mission of providing all Filipinos with access to quality health care through social health insurance.
"The PhilHealth Run 2013 is part of our 'Be PhilHealth Now' campaign and indeed an excellent platform for us to celebrate our mandate of Universal Health Care as we move closer to achieving universal coverage next year" announces PhilHealth President and CEO Dr. Eduardo P. Banzon during the event’s media launch in Quezon City.
PhilHealth is mandated to provide all Filipinos regardless of status in life with financial access to quality health care services. In July this year, President Benigno Aquino III announced during his State of the nation Address that it reached its 80 million mark which translates to 85 percent of the entire Philippine population of 96 million.
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"This time, we are running towards bringing UHC a reality as well as making a statement on the importance of mother and child health in support of our country’s commitment to the Millennium Development Goals" he added.
PhilHealth declared that the event also aims to help increase public awareness and create more advocates who will advance the issue. Proceeds from registration fees and sponsorships will benefit one national and 18 other local institutions that work for and cater to the health and welfare of Filipino mothers and children.
"We are targeting some 90 thousand professional and amateur runners from different parts of the country to take part in this historical event" adds Banzon, adding that the "run will be held simultaneously in 18 sites so they can better express support to our cause right where they are."
The event is open to all Filipino and even non-Filipinos who are in good health condition. They can register in three-, five-, ten- or 18-kilometer category either online or at any PhilHealth regional and local health insurance offices where they are supposed to run.
The 18 sites are Manila, Baguio, Dagupan, Tuguegarao, Clark, Malolos, Laguna, Batangas, Legazpi, Iloilo, Cebu, Tacloban, Zamboanga, Cagayan de Oro, Davao, Koronadal, Marawi and Butuan.
Mr. Greg C. Rulloda
Vice President for Corporate Affairs Group
18 Sites. One Nation for Mother and Child Protection:
PhilHealth Launches First Nationwide Run at Nuvali, Santa Rosa City, Laguna