BONIFACIO, Misamis Occidental (PIA)--Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth)-Local Health Insurance Office, Ozamiz City spearheaded a "gift giving" to 50 Solo Parents who are also identified as 4Ps beneficiaries per active record of the Provincial Social Welfare and Development (PSWD) in Misamis Occidental.
The government recognizes the struggles of solo parenthood and solo parents need all the help they can get.
Local Health Insurance Office Chief Fetzi Gomilla said this is just one of the activities they are promoting on their 27th anniversary.
“We are here today to give away these 50 gift packs with the hope that despite its simple content, we may be able to extend our gratitude for this milestone. It is with utmost hope that Philhealth may be able to continue to provide a health financial risk protection to you and to all the Filipinos through its different programs."
In celebration of their PhilHealth anniversary, they have also initiated thanksgiving mass, Q & A game to 175 clients of the day sponsored by Philusa Corp and provided free coffee and a variety of finger foods to all clients within one week.
Bringe Agustin, from Barangay Kabulihan, Bonifacio, a housewife who has been raising her 3 kids alone said being a solo parent is very challenging.
“This program nga gihatag sa government helpful siya for me as a solo parent. I hope nga kani nga bill (Solo Parents Welfare Act 2000) ma-approve ug ma-provide siya sa amo nga mga solo parents ka’y dako kayo siya ug tabang sa amoa especially sa PhilHealth. So far, ang gift nga gihatag nila karon is timely and relevant sa amoa especially COVID karon. Nagpasalamat mi sa gihatag sa Philhealth mga health kit such as alcohol, wipes, cologne and powder dako ug katabang ang haplas sa amoa,” Agustin said.
(This program provided by the government was helpful for me as a solo parent. I hope that this bill (Solo Parents Welfare Act 2000) will be approved and provided to all the solo parents because it is a big help for us, especially PhilHealth. So far, the gift that they provided was timely and relevant especially since we are facing this pandemic. We are thankful for the health kits provided by Philhealth such as alcohol, wipes, cologne, powder and etc.]
PhilHealth is now on its 27th anniversary being responsible for the oversight and program administrator of the public sector insurance schemes by virtue of the National Health Insurance Act which was approved on February 14, 1995. (SMRN/PIA-10/Misamis Occidental)