Three Quezon NGOs to benefit from PhilHealth Run 2015

January 13, 2015 11:57 pm 

By Gideon Belen and Robert Maico

LUCENA CIY, Quezon Jan 13 (PNA) — Three Non- Government Organizations (NGOs) in Quezon province will benefit from the proceeds of the PhilHealth Run 2015 scheduled on February 15 in this city.

Jerrell Chua, PhilHealth Calabarzon Information staff and spokesman, said that one of the beneficiaries is the Faith, Hope and Love Kids Ranch Inc. in Sariaya which was established in 2004 by the Llamar Family to give abandoned, abused, neglected and orphaned children a second chance at life in a Christian way.

The other two Chuas are the Hermana Fausta Development Center in Lucena City – an NGO working with the older people, children, youth and parents towards transformation in community development – and the Sinag Kalinga Foundation in Lucban – a refuge for the marginalized elderly since 1995.

Chua added that the success of the simultaneous national run in 2013 inspired PhilHealth to replicate it this year with the primary purpose of promoting and creating public awareness on the benefits and services that each member is entitled to.

This year’s theme for the simultaneous national run is: ”Ready…TSeKaP…Go” where “TSeKaP means Tamang Serbisyo para sa Kalusugan ng Pamilya,” Chua explained is “a primary care benefit package which provides preventive and diagnostic services to help lower the risk of being hospitalized.”

”I have to make it clear that this [TSeKaP] is not a free check-up after the run, this is a primary care benefit package we offer,” Chua clarified.

The national simultaneous run will take place in Baguio, Dagupan, Tuguegarao, Subic, Lucena, Lipa, Naga, Iloilo, Cebu, Tacloban, Davao, Koronadal and Quezon City.

Registration fees include: Php 200 for 3Kr run ; Php 300 for 5K run; Php 400 for 10K run and Php 600 for 20K run.

Chua said that registration and payments are accepted at PhilHealth Branches in Lucena City and Gumaca for Quezon province, San Pablo City and Calamba City in Laguna as well as Imus City and Trece Martirez in Cavite. (PNA)

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