YNARES CENTER, Antipolo, Rizal, Nov 9 (PIA) — More than 2,000 individuals benefited from a Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (Philhealth) program that seeks to enlist poor and indigent residents of this city.
The Mobile Orientation Validation and Enrolment Scheme (Moves) and ID distribution was initiated by Philhealth, together with the Department of Health (DOH) and Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), with the cooperation of the Rizal Provincial Government headed by Gov Jun Ynares, a doctor by profession.
The initial beneficiaries of the program were identified through the National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction (NHTS-PR) of DSWD and are considered as among the “poorest of the poor.”
They came from different barangays of Antipolo, Rizal.
As a show of support to the program, a Pledge of Commitment was signed by Philhealth, DSWD, DOH, Rizal Provincial Government, local government units (LGUs) and other stakeholders. This is in line with the Universal Health Care Program that aims to enlist all Filipinos, especially poor families, in Philhealth.
“We are committed in helping the marginalized sector of society. The Philhealth coverage will surely ease the hardships of our constituents regarding their medical needs,” remarked Gov. Ynares. (PIO-Rizal/PIA-Rizal)