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PhilHealth XII Launches Service Desk in Kalamansig June 14, 2019

In pursuit of the Universal Health Care and to ensure that all Filipinos from all walks of life are covered, PhilHealth XII launched the opening of its Service Desk at the Rural Health Unit (RHU) Kalamansig, Sultan Kudarat on May 16, 2019.

(Daku akong pasalamat kay naa na dinhi ang PhilHealth. Dili na ta makagastos og Php750 para atong pamasahe paadto sa ilang Local Health Insurance Office sa Cotabato City. Pasalamat pud ko sa ilahang No Balance Billing Program kay sa usa ka bulan naadmit akong anak sa Cotabato City Regional Medical Center (CRMC) wala jud ko gibayran sa ospital.)
"I am thankful that PhilHealth is getting closer. We have now saved Php 750.00 transport fare to Cotabato City just to go to their Local Health Insurance Office for PhilHealth transaction. It's a big help. My child was admitted at the Cotabato Regional Medical Center and for one month, I have not paid any single centavo. Thanks to the No Balance Billing Policy. I am very thankful," said John Labina Amis.
John Labina Amis (center) receives his PhilHealth ID and Member Data Record from PhilHealth XII Acting Regional Vice President, Marjorie A. Cabrieto and Field Operations Division Chief, Engr. Eugenio C. Donatos, II. Also in photo are Membership Section Head, Nevin L. Hallegado (extreme left)) and LHIO Isulan Head, Roberto P. Ontanillas (extreme right)

Manobos like him and other minorities in the area is one of the reasons why PRO XII set up its extension service in the area.

Having 293,280 projected population with 147,420 registered members and dependents, at least 50% more from Kalamansig to Lebak, Palimbang, Sen. Ninoy Aquino in Sultan Kudarat could still possibly be enrolled through the said office.

Those who are already registered with wrong entries in their IDs and member data records can also come to amend their membership status.

Nearby residents from Datu Bla, Datu Odin and Upi Maguindanao can likewise come and transact their PhilHealth concerns on Mondays and Fridays except on holidays from 8:00 in the morning to 5:00 in the afternoon.

PhilHealth XII Acting Regional Vice President, Marjorie A. Cabrieto assured residents in the area of her full support to the program.

(Buhaton gid namon ang amon mahimo para mahatag ang tanan ninyo nga kinahanglan. Bisita lang kamo sa panahon nga libre kamo. Pwede man kamo magdulog sang inyo reklamo para mas mapanami pa gid naton ang atong serbisyo. Nagpalapit gid kami sa inyo kay naintindihan namon ang balatyagon sang napabay an. Indi mag huya huya magpalapit sa aton opisina.)
"We will deliver everything that is basic with respect to your PhilHealth needs. Feel free to drop by at your most convenient time. You may likewise bring all your issues and concerns including complaints to make our services even better. We are coming closer. We understand how it is like to be deprived. We know the feeling of being in need and far from being reached. Feel at home with your new PhilHealth Office," she said.

She also acknowledged Kalamansig Mayor Eugene Ronan Garcia and the Municipal Health Officer, Dr. Marife Aruta for the warm welcome and accommodation.

In response, Mayor Ronan thanked PhilHealth. "Had I won, we could certainly do more. Nevertheless, may everything that we have started shall be sustained by the new administration," he said.

An Alaga Ka orientation and ID Distribution with the help of nurses deployed by the Department of Health concluded the program.

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