Tacloban PhilHealth Run draws 6,000 participants

February 16, 2015 2:18 pm 

TACLOBAN CITY, Feb. 15 — The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) is expecting 6,000 participants in the 2nd nationwide run in this city today that aims to raise public awareness on the importance of health care.

PhilHealth regional vice president for Eastern Visayas Walter Bacareza said they are eyeing to raise Php1 million from the run activity for children whose parents were killed by the November 2013 supertyphoon. Beneficiaries are kids under the watch of SOS Children’s village in this city.

“We will do the biggest run in Eastern Visayas for the second time around. We have already gathered 6,000 runners joining the different categories,” Bacareza said.

The activity will start at the Balyuan grounds within the city hall complex. Runners will take different routes back to the Balyuan grounds depending on their preferred distance category ranging from three kilometers to 20 kilometers.

The run’s registration fee ranges P150 to P600 with prizes at stake for the fastest runner in every category.

Tacloban is just one of the 13 sites for the nationwide run that aims to bring together at least 48,000 runners. The simultaneous activity is one of the highlight of the state health insurance firm’s 20th anniversary.

The nationwide run aims to generate public awareness about health care benefits intended for each and every member and ways to avail it.

Anchored on the theme "PhilHealth: Ready, TSeKaP, Go!” The slogan carries theme of primary care benefit package or ‘TSeKaP’ (Tamang Serbisyo para sa Kalusugan ng Pamilya) to instill among target participants the value of health insurance.(PNA)



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