Resolution No._____

Authored by: Hon. Ferdinand O. Sumague

RESOLUTION EXPRESSING WILLINGNESS OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF RIZAL, LAGUNA TO PARTICIPATE IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE INDIGENT COMPONENT OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7875, AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR OF RIZAL, LAGUNA, HON. MAYOR ROLEN I. URRIQUIA TO ENTER INTO A MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT (MOA) WITH THE PHILIPPINE HEALTH INSURANCE CORPORATION (Philhealth)

WHEREAS, Section II, Article XII of the 1987 Constitution declare that the state adopt an integrated and comprehensive approach to health development which shall endeavour to make essential goods, health and other services available to all people at affordable cost; prior for the needs of the under priviledged sick, elderly, disabled, women and children shall be recognized. Likewise, it shall be the policy of the State to provide free medical care for paupers;

WHEREAS, to implement the aforementioned constitutional provisions, the Philippine Congress enacted Republic Act No. 7875, “ An Act Instituting a National Health Insurance Corporation (NHIP) and Establishing The Philippine Health Insurance Program (Philhealth)” for the purpose;

WHEREAS, pursuant to the to Administrative Order No. 277 dated June 25, 1996 is issued by the Office of the President , the National Government and the Local Government Unit are directed to ensure the speedy implementation for the National Health Insurance Program (NHIP)

WHEREAS, the Indigent Program of the National Health Insurance Program (NHIP) provides a mechanism to identify the qualified indigent families and to grant them membership to NHIP through full of partial government subsidies. It will enable them access to medical service in all NHIP accredited providers;

WHEREAS, the Body, considering the beneficent features of RA 7875 as it will vastly improve the over-all Health status of the population and ultimately, their general quality of life and rationalize the Municipal Government’s expenditure for health collectively agreed to adopt the the National Health Insurance Program (NHIP) of the government;

WREREAS, the Municipal Government of Rizal, Laguna, thru the Honorable Mayor Rolen I. Urriquia and the Honorable Members of the Sangguniang Bayan committing and agreeing to shoulder the amount needed to cover indigent families of Rizal, Laguna;

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED AS IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED, to adopt the National Health Insurance Program of the National Government and its implementing Rules and Regulation for In-Patient and Out-Patient services to cover indigent families of Rizal, Laguna.

RESOLVED THAT, the Sangguniang Bayan of the Municipality of Rizal, Laguna will authorize the Hon. Mayor Rolen I. Urriquia to enter and sign into an agreement with the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation, Represented by the President__________________________________ adopting the NHIP of the National Government and provide health care services to the indigent families of Rizal, Laguna.

RESOLVED FURTHER THAT, the Sangguniang Bayan of the Municipality of Rizal, Laguna shall cause the enactment of an ordinance allocating funds from its appropriations for health services to finance its counterpart LGU subsidy.

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