BOAC, Marinduque (PIA) -- House Speaker Lord Allan Jay Velasco and Majority Leader Ferdinand Martin Romualdez on Tuesday congratulated the members of the Special Committee on North Luzon Growth Quadrangle (NLGQ) on its regularization as a standing committee during the 18th Congress through the two House leaders' ardent support.
Speaker Velasco and Majority Leader Romualdez individually dropped by at the Nograles Hall to greet the special committee members after the panel held its final meeting for the 18th Congress.
During the hearing, Panel Chairman Rep. Ramon “Mon Mon” Guico III of 5th District, Pangasinan expressed gratitude to the two House leaders and everyone else who supported the special committee's conversion into a standing committee.
“First and foremost, let me convey my sincerest gratitude to the Honorable Speaker Lord Allan Velasco and Majority Leader Ferdinand Martin Romualdez, honorable Vice Chairs JB Buernos and Jojo Lara, honorable members of the special committee on North Luzon Growth Quadrangle, and the honorable members of the House of Representatives from North Luzon regions for the successful conversion of the special committee into a standing committee. Congratulations fellow North Luzon representatives,” Guico said.
After 26 years since its first committee meeting on August 28, 1995, he said finally, their request for the special committee’s regularization has been recognized.
“And we are most grateful that through our resolute efforts, this happened during the 18th Congress under our watch. Speaker Velasco and Majority Leader Romualdez gifted us with a legacy that we can pass on to the incoming Congresses,” Guico added.
Meanwhile, the committee invited officials of the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. for an update on their commitment to settle pending claims to the accredited medical institutions in the North Luzon regions.
The committee also wanted an update on the implementation of PhilHealth Advisory No. 2022-0010, which covers the increase of premium contribution of PhilHealth members.
Lawyer Eli Dino Santos, PhilHealth Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, said PhilHealth anticipates receiving no less than complete required documents for claims assessment and compliance with the existing standards of care required for the management of patients.
Meanwhile, PhilHealth Area Vice President Walter Bacareza said the fruits of their engagements have resulted in innovations at the PhilHealth. (RAMJR/PIA MIMAROPA)