At 9:00 am, the Vice President was a guest in The Mother Show on Magic 89.9 in Paragon Plaza, Mandaluyong City. The show is a weekly family-oriented program and airs every Friday from 9:00 am to 12 noon. It is currently on its fourth season and is the first of its kind on the radio. It tackles everything about the family and raising kids.
At 11:00 am, the Vice President attended the Women Who Walk the Talk: Ordinary Women, Extraordinary Stories at Colegio de San Juan de Letran, Intramuros. The event was a conference that featured women who shared their experiences from their respective fields. It was organized by the female support staff and student volunteers of the school.
At 1:30 pm, the Vice President went to the 2ndPhilippine Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs Summit (PPRAS) and the Philippine Association of Pharmacists in the Pharmaceutical Industry (PAPPI) 16thBiennial Convention at Acacia Hotel, Alabang. PAPPI is the premier association for pharmacists in the pharmaceutical industry. It aims to empower pharmacists and ensure regulatory compliance as they contribute to the healthcare value chain. It consists of 200 member companies with more than 200 pharmacists in the food, cosmetics, medical devices, veterinary and pharmaceutical industries.
In her message, she emphasized the undeniable reality of inaccessible healthcare for many Filipinos brought about by a mix of issues. With this, she laid down possible solutions to make our pharmaceutical industry more competitive and accessible to more people. “First, we need to come up with streamlined and effective health regulations so that Filipinos can have access to safe, quality, affordable, and equitable health care. Second, there should be better systems in providing our people with information regarding their options, especially when it comes to medicines. Lastly, we need to create innovative ways in improving access to medicines, especially to those at the poorest, the farthest, and the smallest communities.”