Cheaper Medicines Law in the Philippines

The Cheaper Medicines Law and the Provincial governments’ thrust on poverty reduction has prompted Congressman Adam Relson L. Jala of the 3rd district of Bohol to initiate a medical assistance program not only for his constituents in the 3rd district but for the entire province.

The young solon spearheads a charitable program through a non-stock and non-profit organization, the Allied Health Assistance Program, Inc (AHAPI), which he is the chairman of the board. This three-month old Non-Government Organization (NGO) is duly registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

The noble initiative by the 29-year old legislator has even gained the support of no less than the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Prospero C. Nograles, who has donated

to the organization. In his dialogue with the congressman, Nograles promised future assistance to this worthy endeavor.

Congressman Edgar M. Chatto of the 1st District of Bohol and Congressman Roberto C. Cajes of the 2nd District Bohol also expressed their keen interest on the program and has also pledged support.

As the name of the NGO implies, the organization’s main objective is alleviating the worsening health crisis situation of the province due to poverty and high cost of health services. It promises to be an inspiration for Boholanos who have become hopeless amidst the lack of adequate health care assistance from the government sector. The high cost of medicines, expensive laboratory examinations and the exorbitant fees of health professionals have paved the way for Cong. Jala to create a program that is tailored for Boholanos. – The Bohol Chronicle

1 Comments For This Post

  1. Erle Frayne Argonza Says:

    Local district-level propaganda missions are of little value for issues that are national in scope. Irrelevant connect.

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