by Irma A. Guhit
SORSOGON CITY, June 16 (PIA) — Overseas workers from Sta. Magdalena town in Sorsogon will sponsor the registration of indigent families to the health insurance program of the government as their pledge for the good fortune they receive throughout the years, according to Mayor Alejandro Gamos.
“As their local chief executive, I am too honored that some of our overseas workers have pledged to shoulder membership contributions of some indigents in the PhilHealth” Gamos said.
Mr. Alfredo Hubillo also reiterated the same news to the planning committee members of the PhilHealth during the meeting conducted here last week at Casa Dominga who will spearhead the second PhilHealth Sabado registration replication scheme this coming June 25.
“Initiatives of local government such as these as part of their private-partnership support should be lauded”, according to Jubilo.
Mayor Gamos also said that although the local government of Sta Magdalena is just a small town, some of his constituencies are lucky enough to be overseas and are earning enough to also shelve off some extra amount to those who have less.
In the planning activity, Jubilo also lauded the different agencies who have supported the last October 2 launch and have again appealed to the same agencies for their unwavering support.
Jubilo said that based on the registration of the first PhilHealth Sabado success , the province of Sorsogon will also be putting up barangay desks for PhilHealth continuous registration scheme.
Meanwhile , Sta Magdalena’s initiative will be relayed to all LGUs so that this can be one of the PhilHealth’s Sorsogon replicable- endorsed program and will also inspire people to contribute if they can afford to share.
Mayor Gamos also promised to provide the members of the list of donors to the PhilHealth registration of the indigents in their town before and after the registration this June 25. (MAL/IAG, PIA Sorsogon)