Davao villagers get free Nograles health cards

DAVAO CITY, Philippines – House Speaker Prospero Nograles has recently distributed health cards in Davao City’s 1st District as part of his program aimed at bringing basic health services to mostly poor villagers.

To live up to his task, Nograles said he initiated many humanitarian, development and infrastructure projects not only in his legislative district, but to Davao City’s 2nd Congressional District too.

Nograles said his recent distribution of health cards was part of Oplan Kalusugan program which began in 2004. Members of the solon’s Team Nograles in the 2nd Congressional District composed of business leader Jojie Ilagan-Bian, former Davao City vice mayor Benjamin de Guzman and their eight candidates for the city council attended the ceremony.

Since 2004, more than 25,000 people have received their health cards free of charge. The card provides discount to patients in hospital expenses.

The solon said those who want to avail of free health cards or any of his programs can just go to his Davao City office or to village leaders who will assist them in their various needs.

Nograles is running for mayor in Davao City against the daughter of incumbent Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, Sarah, who is also the current vice mayor. The solon’s son, lawyer Karlo Nograles, is also running for Congress against Mayor Duterte.

The Mindanao Examiner

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Published in: on April 9, 2010 at 8:38 pm  Comments Off on Davao villagers get free Nograles health cards  
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