DOH Undersecretary and Chief of Staff Rolando Enrique Domingo runs together with PWD group leader Lalaine Guanzon at the first “Walk the Talk Manila: The Health for All Challenge” in Alabang.
Organized by the World Health Organization, the event brought together 2,000 people from all walks of life to highlight universal health care. Participants ran, walked, wheeled, and biked in 3-kilometer, 5-kilometer, and 10-kilometer distances. The non-competitive event was open to all ages and abilities and was free of charge.
The Philippine Government, through the Department of Health, Philippine Health Insurance Corporation, and local government units, has been leading the way since the enactment of the landmark Universal Health Care (UHC) Act or Republic Act No. 11223 on February 20. The law automatically enrolls all Filipinos in the National Health Insurance Program and prescribes complementary reforms in the health system.