The health session emphasized the cities’ agenda in bringing efficient and quality healthcare services. Batangas Governor Hermilando I. Mandanas shared an in-depth discussion on the impacts of the Mandanas-Garcia ruling on Universal Health Care. Johnson & Johnson Philippines Inc. Global Public Health Manager Ms. Stephanie Lao-Illiscupidez discussed their continuous global efforts to treat patients with Tuberculosis and enable a Tuberculosis-free region.
The Association of Anti-Drug Abuse Coalition (AADAC Philippines) Chairman Emeritus and CEO Dra. Raquel P. Tolentino explained the development phases of community anti-drug coalitions in the country and its international programs. Ayala Healthcare Holdings Inc. (AC Health) President Paolo Borromeo and Senior Health Adviser Dr. Jose Florencio F. Lapeña Jr. highlighted the 6th Liveable City Playbook dedicated to healthcare and strengthening LGU programs on health. Viatris Pharmaceutical’s expert on Internal Medicine, Dr. J. Antonio L. Bautista discussed the prevalence of hypertension among Filipino adults and risk factors for non-communicable diseases.
LCP Focal for Health and Mabalacat City Mayor Crisostomo C. Garbo moderating the health session with Batangas Governor Hermilando ‘Dodo’ Mandanas and Association of Anti-Drug Abuse Coalition (AADAC Philippines) Chairman Emeritus Dra. Raquel P. Tolentino, and Johnson & Johnson Philippines Inc. Global Public Health Manager Stephanie Lao-Illiscupidez during the open forum of the health session.
LCP Focal for Health and the host city, Mabalacat City Mayor Crisostomo C. Garbo who moderated the session, accentuates the need to embrace a proactive approach to public health. “We are all shared partners in ensuring a healthy, sustainable, and developed city. We have the best chance to achieve our plans by committing to transformative agenda for good health and well-being,” he said.
L-R: Awarding of Certificates. LCP Focal for Health and Mabalacat City Mayor Crisostomo C. Garbo, Ayala Healthcare Holdings Inc. (AC Health) Senior Health Adviser Dr. Jose Florencio F. Lapeña Jr., LCP National President and Cebu City Mayor Michael Lopez Rama, Viatris Pharmaceutical’s expert on Internal Medicine, Dr. J. Antonio L. Bautista, and LCP National Chairman and Bacolod City Mayor Alfredo Abelardo Benitez.