Romualdezes: Malasakit Centers to help make life comfortable for Pinoys
House Majority Leader Martin Romualdez and his wife, Tingog party-list Rep. Yedda Romualdez, on Wednesday congratulated Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano and Sen. Bong Go for the launching of another Malasakit Center in Taguig City.
“As principal authors of Republic Act 11463 or the Malasakit Center Act, we congratulate Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano and Sen. Bong Go for launching another Malasakit Center today,” the House power couple said.
“It rolls out the red carpet for the establishment of a one-stop shop across the country where indigent patients will have widen access to quality medical and primary health care services that would complement the implementation of the Universal Health Care (UHC) program,” the two said in a statement.
The Romualdezes said the Malasakit Centers, a brainchild of Go, “will reduce, if not eliminate, out-of-pocket expenditures of poor patients and ensure that its benefits reaches the grassroots.”
“With this law, we hope to fill the gaps in the service delivery of health care, especially for marginalized families unable to afford medical care,” they said.
“This way we can deliver basic services to communities in the most efficient, responsive and sustainable manner. The law will also improve assessment for patients’ assistance and referral to provide much needed system support for their condition,” they added.
“The law is a testament to President Rodrigo ‘Rody’ Duterte’s commitment to make a comfortable life for Filipinos,” the Romualdezes said.