That was a very productive two-day program with my fellow Parliamentarians as we conclude the Fourth Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentarian Forum on Global Health. I am truly grateful and honored to host and co-chair this year’s meeting. This gathering is timely for the Philippines as we are in the advance stage in the Senate of passing the Universal Health Care for All Filipinos.

Thank you Cong. Angelina Tan, my counterpart in the House of Representatives and co-chair, Secretary Francisco Duque, DOH Representatives, WHO Regional Director Dr. Shin Young-Soo and WHO family, our secretariat headed by Dr. Han and to everyone for making this forum a very successful and very productive event.