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February 26, 2020

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2nd
AGIO meeting convened in the region

The 2nd meeting of the Association of Government Information Officers (AGIO) in Region 8 highlighted the presentation of Universal Health Care, Immediate Eligibility and Konsulta Package by the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth).

The meeting also included updates on ELCAC-related activities and Programs, Projects and Activities (PPAs) of member-agencies.

MGB-08 for its part shared about the efforts being spearheaded by the Regional Office under the watch of RD Leo Van Juguan to promote responsible mining far and beyond by strengthening its coordination with concerned stakeholders particularly LGUs and even the media. It was emphasized that all have a stake and a responsibility to watch over the mining industry and help uphold the concept of inter-generational responsibility in the exploration and utilization of mineral wealth, protection and preservation of biodiversity anchored on the right to a balanced and healthy ecology.

Recently, the role of the LGUs and the media were acknowledged in helping the Office address the massive illegal quarrying activities in Ormoc City and Albuera, Leyte.

The 2nd AGIO meeting was held on February 24, 2020 at Hotel Rodolfo, Tacloban City and was hosted by the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth).