MANILA, Sept. 5 -- The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) will hold public consultations on the proposed Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act No. 10606 on September 6, in four major venues nationwide.
RA 10606 has amended RA 7875 otherwise known as the "National Health Insurance Act of 1995."
The nationwide simultaneous consultations will be conducted in the National Capital Region for NCR and South Luzon areas, Baguio City for Northern Luzon area, Cebu City for Visayas area, and Davao City for Mindanao area.
"We commit to provide the public with every inch of transparency from their government. After all, we Filipinos are the ones who will benefit from it," said PhilHealth President and CEO Alexander A. Padilla, adding,"with the passage of the new law, coverage of all Filipinos especially the poor will be fast-tracked while the benefits will be further improved, expanded and easy to avail of."
The consultations will be held at Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria, Ortigas Avenue corner ADB Avenue, Quezon City; Pines View Hotel, Legarda Road, Baguio City; Quest Hotel and Conference Center; Archbishop Reyes Avenue, Cebu City; and Royal Mandaya Hotel, Palma Hill St, Davao City. For inquiries, please call (02) 637-6237 (NCR); (074) 444-5345(Baguio); (032) 233-7521; 233-3287; 234-2541 (Cebu); (082) 295-2133; and 295-0151 (Davao).
The draft IRR may be downloaded from www.philhealth.gov.ph for reference. (Philhealth)