More than 50,000 runners participated in the 2nd simultaneous run organized by the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation on February 15, 2015 all over the country.
Dubbed "PhilHealth: Ready, TSeKaP, Go," the event endeavors to drum beat PhilHealth’s contribution to the Kalusugan Pangkalahatan agenda of the Aquino administration, and increase public awareness on the health care benefits and services that it provides to its members.
The run-for-a-cause event is one of the highlights of PhilHealth’s 20th anniversary celebration with the theme “Ensuring Universal Coverage for all Filipinos.” This took place simultaneously in 13 sites in the country that include Quezon City, Baguio, Dagupan, Tuguegarao, Olongapo, Lucena, Lipa, Naga, Iloilo, Cebu, Tacloban, Davao and Koronadal.
Focusing on the vulnerable sectors of society such as the elderly, children and the sick, proceeds from this event will go to the Golden Reception and Action Center for the Elderly and Other Special Cases (GRACES) in Quezon City ; the Amor Village, Home for Girls, and Gerona Office of Differently Abled Persons (GODAP) in Tarlac; Munting Tahanan ng Nazareth in Mabalacat, Pampanga; Faith, Hope and Love Kids Ranch in Sariaya, Quezon, Sinag Kalinga Foundation in Lucban, Quezon, Hermana Fausta Development Center in Quezon Province ; Naga Children’s Home in Naga City; The Haven in Dagupan and Iloilo; Mga Kaibigan ng mga Kabataang may Kanser (KKK) in Iloilo; Gift of Life Project in Cebu; SOS Children’s Village Kinship Program in Tacloban and SOS Children’s Village in Davao City; the Home for Girls in Koronadal and Bahay ni Maria Foundation, Inc. in Cotabato City.
The Quezon City leg which was held at the Quezon City Memorial Circle had more than 9,000 runners . The event was led by PhilHealth Board members, Dr. Alexander A. Ayco, Dr. Eddie Dorotan, Ana Theresia N. Hontiveros-Baraquel together with Chief Operating Officer/Executive Vice President Ramon F. Aristoza Jr., Area Vice President for NCR and South Luzon Dr. Shirley B. Domingo and Regional Vice President for NCR, Dennis S. Mas.
Winners in all categories were given cash prizes, finishers’ medals (20k) and gift packs.
“Nagpapasalamat po kami sa lahat ng sumuporta at nakibahagi sa aming 2nd Simultaneous Run. Ako po ay labis na nagagalak dahil hindi namin inaasahan na bubuhos ng sobra-sobra ang suporta ng madla. Hindi po magiging matagumpay ang activity na ito kundi sa tulong ninyong lahat. Sa lahat ng aming mga sponsors, mga iba’t-ibang ahensiya ng pamahalaan, mga pribadong kumpanya, iba’-t-ibang organisasyon, iba’t-ibang indibiduwal na mananakbo at sa aming mga empleyado, tanggapin ninyo ang aking taos-pusong pasasalamat,” said PhilHealth President and CEO, Alexander A. Padilla. (END)