State Dining Room, Malacañan Palace
March 29, 2023

President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. listened to updates from the Private Sector Advisory Council (PSAC) Healthcare Sector in a meeting at the State Dining Room in Malacañan Palace.

With a vision to establish a more resilient, responsive and progressive national healthcare system with better health outcomes for all Filipinos, the PSAC Healthcare Sector led by Mr. Paolo Maximo Borromeo (Ayala Healthcare Holdings, Inc. President and CEO [Chief Executive Officer]), discussed the group’s priority pillars such as strengthening of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth), building the capacity and capability of nurses, and drug accessibility, among others.

The attendees included Mr. Sabin Aboitiz (Aboitiz Group President and CEO, and PSAC Strategic Convenor) and other members of the Council.

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Director General Samuel Zacate, PhilHealth Acting President and CEO Emmanuel Ledesma Jr., PhilHealth Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) Eli Dino Santos, Presidential Communications Office (PCO) Secretary Cheloy Velicaria-Garafil, Presidential Adviser on Investment and Economic Affairs Secretary Frederick Go, Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Chairperson J. Prospero De Vera III and Department of Health (DOH) Officer-in-Charge (OIC) Undersecretary Dr. Maria Rosario Vergeire joined President Marcos Jr. in the meeting.

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