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Regional directors, representatives of the government agencies, and some private stakeholders together with Butuan City Mayor Ferdinand Amante, Jr. and other officials witness the inauguration of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Caraga’s new Science and Technology Center, as well as the groundbreaking of its Metrology Laboratory at the Caraga State University (CSU) Campus, Barangay Ampayon, Butuan City headed by Regional Director Lyndo Villacorta. (PIA-Caraga)

PIA Press Release
Thursday, January 12, 2012

PhilHealth-Caraga readies Caraganons for the simultaneous Run for Hope

by Jennifer P. Gaitano

BUTUAN CITY, Jan. 12 (PIA) -- The Philippine Health (PhilHealth) Insurance Corporation, the country’s health insurance arm stepped up preparations for the conduct of the "PhilHealth Run: The Mindanao Run for Hope" slated at 5:00 a.m. on February 5, 2012, this city.

The said activity will be held simultaneously in the six key cities of Butuan, Cagayan de Oro, Davao, Koronadal, Marawi and Zamboanga targeting a minimum of 17,000 runners across Mindanao.

PhilHealth Caraga Regional Vice President Johnny Y. Sychua said they expect a minimum of 2,500 runners from Butuan City.

Part of the proceeds of the PhilHealth Run will go to the Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) Children’s Cancer Center and Blood Diseases Unit (Kids of Hope). "(It is) the only facility in Visayas and Mindanao that can deliver multidisciplinary care for children with cancer,” Sychua said.

Also, the event will provide financial assistance to Por Cristo Foundation, Inc. and Lingap Center of CSWD-Butuan, a facility for the abandoned elderly and abandoned children, respectively.

For more details, PhilHealth-Caraga can be reached at telephone numbers: (085) 225-7017; 341-3359 and look for Ms. Jane E. Santos or Ms. Mitzi V. Quinto.

With this, PhilHealth hopes to achieve its vision for this event: One Run. One Mindanao. One Cause. One Hope. To sace One Life of a Child with Cancer, One day at a time. (JPG/PIA-Caraga)

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