MANILA, Aug 7— THE Local Health Insurance Office (LHIO) of the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) in the Province of Rizal is now located along busy Ortigas Avenue Extension, considered the gateway to the East of Metro Manila.
Its new home is at the Fibertex Building in Barangay San Juan in Cainta. The building is situated near Mandaue Foam Furniture Store and CK Square Mall.
The move to Fibertex Building was to make transactions accessible and for PhilHealth to better serve its clients in Rizal, nearby towns and municipalities. The new office space also provides a more convenient working environment for PhilHealth employees working at the LHIO.
The blessing of the new office was officiated by Rev. Fr. Jaime Padilla of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, Cainta. The ribbon-cutting ceremony was led by PhilHealth Interim / Officer-in-Charge President and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Celestina Ma. Jude P. de la Serna together with Vice President for PhilHealth Regional Office (PRO) – National Capital Region (NCR) Dennis S. Mas, Head Executive Assistant and Concurrent Officer-in-charge for Corporate Affairs Group Dr. Israel Francis A. Pargas, NCR Central Branch Manager Cheryl Peña and LHIO-Rizal Head Roland Gonzales.
The event was also attended by other PhilHealth officers; LHIO Heads and staff; Dr. Ruby Constantino, Assistant Regional Director of the Department of Health in Region IV-A; Cenen Sambalido, Vice President for Operations and the Building Administrator of Fibertex; Irma Ramos, Branch Manager of LandBank of the Philippines, Cainta, Dr. Olga Abellanosa, Municipal Health Officer and Administrator of Cainta; Carlos Sale, Head of the Office of the Senior Citizen Affairs (OSCA) of Barangay San Juan and Presidents of the Senior Citizens groups of various barangays in Cainta.
The LHIO-Rizal was formerly located at the Brickroad, Sta. Lucia East Grand Mall and has served thousands of members and non-members for eight years.
Currently, LHIO-Rizal caters to an average of 1,700 clients with various transactions daily. These transactions range from membership enrolment, updating and issuance of member data record and Identification Cards, as well as acceptance of premium payments from members.
As a testament to LHIO-Rizal’s continued pursuit of quality frontline service of its clients, was recently granted the Citizens Satisfaction Center Four-Star Seal of Excellence Award by the Civil Service Commission (CSC) for its exemplary public service and compliance to the Anti-Red Tape Act of 2007.
Rizal province is composed of 13 municipalities and one city with three million population, of which 2.3 million, or 77 percent of the projected population are already registered PhilHealth members as of April 2017.