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SHI Coverage for Showbiz Industry Workers Assured January 31, 2018

TWO organizations of workers in the local show business industry have institutionalized the social health insurance coverage of its members nationwide.

PhilHealth Interim/Officer-in-charge President and CEO Dr. Celestina Ma. Jude P. de la Serna lauded the KAPPT and SIA for the initiative saying that through the partnership, “...merong sumalo, kung saka-sakali man, na may magkasakit dahil alam naman nating walang nakakatakas sa sakit,” she said. “One time in your life, you will have fever, or you might need hospitalization at alam nating magastos ‘yun, and PhilHealth can help you,” she stressed.

When asked what prompted the KAPPT to enter into an agreement with PhilHealth, KAPPT Chairperson Jeffrey Santos said that since “s’yempre we want to protect our members, and one way of protecting them is through the branches of government na tutulong mag-alaga sa amin.”

He added that these branches of government “could empower our members to better themselves, better their lives, not only for themselves but also for their families,” and that it’s the current Guild administration’s vision “to give that empowerment.”

Santos emphasized that “this partnership with PhilHealth will give us a bigger option, an opportunity na matulungan yung members namin...pati yung families din nila,” noting that the KAPPT has plans to subsidize the premium contribution of members who do not have work.

The implementation of the provisions of the agreement among PhilHealth, KAPPT and SIA is expected to commence soon. (END)

(Reference: Dr. Israel Francis A. Pargas, Head Executive Assistant and Concurrent OIC-Vice President for Corporate Affairs Group, Cel No. 0917-8089399)

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