February 14, 2009 was the 14th year anniversary of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth). They celebrated the anniversary by joining the “Walk for Love” event from the Rizal Monument in Manila to promote the importance of health awareness. It was organized by HERO or Health Education, Reform and Order, a program pushed by several doctors’ associations led by Dr. Anthony Leachon, one of the Top Ten Outstanding Filipino Physicians for 2008.
PhilHealth officers and personnel led by Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Lorna O. Fajardo, Vice President for NCR Group Rodolfo M. Balog and Region IV-B Assistant Vice President Paolo Johann Perez, joined the walkathon.
The activity started around 6:00 in the morning with wreath-laying ceremonies at the Rizal Monument led by Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim. It was Followed by a four kilometer walkathon that ended at the Plaza Rajah Sulayman.
In support of Mayor Lim's advocacy towards a healthier populace, PhilHealth similarly upholds the value of preventive health care, and believes that a healthy nation produces a productive citizenry.