1st NCR Zonal Conference of Nurse Advocates [With Final Program]

NEW REGISTRATION FEES: Php800 – RNs, BSN, Allied Health Professionals; 
Php700 – Students
The Alliance of Young Nurse Leaders & Advocates International Inc.
AIM Zuellig Center for Asian Business Transformation, Universal Health Care Study Group-National Institutes of Health 
and the Department of Health 

Global Learning Institute
Sanofi-Pasteur Philippines
British Council of the Philippines
FAME Publishing Inc.


National Economic Development Authority
Development Alternatives with Women in the New Era
AYNLA Laguna Chapter

Theme: “Universal Health Care: Clarion Call to Nurses”
December 12-13, 2012 | Fuller Hall, Asian Institute of Management
**with PRC-BON Accredited Units (CPE Units)
The Aquino Health Agenda focusing on providing a universal health care program to every Filipinos has been in the pipeline since President Aquino sat in power. Three years after, there were a few monumental successes in achieving this agenda but there were a lot of roadblocks and challenges that time and again hindered the program to exponentially grow.
But the Department of Health under the leadership of its current chief, Secretary Enrique Ona will be launching a 7-month long series of activities to highlight DOH’s “Kalusugang Pangkalahatan” or Universal Health Care. This project commencing in August 2012 and will be ending in February 2013 with each month dedicated to one of the six building blocks of Universal Health Care while the last month is dedicated to officially close the 7-month long activities.
AYNLA is one of members of its Steering Committee dedicated to mobilize nurses to help implement the project, conduct community Town Hall & school debates and to actively promote the event via social & mainstream media. Together with AYNLA’s network of partner organizations, AYNLA commits to become an official partner organization of DOH to successfully implement this highly anticipated project.
To organize an NCR-wide conference of nurse advocates and to discuss timely issues on health and nursing in the Philippines and to strengthen the capacity of AYNLA NCR Zonal Chapter members and officers through education, information and leadership-building in the issue of universal health care.
The theme of the first NCR Zonal Conference of Nurse Advocates is: “UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE: CLARION CALL TO NURSES”. The NCR Zonal Conference is scheduled this December 12-13, 2012 at the Asian Institute of Management, Makati City.
The set-up of the conference will be in rectangular tables with the exhibition partners situated around the conference proper. The Secretariat is placed before the entrance of the hall. A podium will be set where the speaker can speak but a sofa set or chairs will be placed in the middle for the open forum. A projector will be in placed to show the speakers’ presentations.
A photo/video booth can be set up in the side of the conference where participants can be interviewed.
Universal Health Care
AYNLA’s commitment to help achieve universal health care under the Aquino Administration remains steadfast that it commits itself in helping the Department of Health in mobilizing its nurses nation-wide to campaign and raise awareness to the public, actively engage in policy reforms & recommendations in the following essential building blocks of UHC namely: Governance, Regulation, Financing, Service Delivery, Information and Human Resource. This year, AYNLA will start campaigning with the Department of Health on its Universal Health Care system by incorporating it in AYNLA’s national convention dubbed as the Millennium Convention. AYNLA will be inviting former DOH Secretaries, Ambassadors from different nations who are implementing UHC, medical & scientific experts to talk about UHC to nurses and other health professionals.
Issues in Health Human Resource (Nursing)
The second key topic to be discussed is the issues revolving the 21st Century nurses, unemployment, exploitation, opportunities and developments. The second day will also tackle issues on nurses’ migration, amendments in the current Nursing Law and programs available to nurses.  

Speaker/Point Person
DAY ONE | December 12, 2012 Wednesday
08:00 AM
Registration Committee
09:00 AM
Philippine National Anthem
Opening Presentation
09:15 AM
Official Opening of the Conference
Nr. Jose Andrelin Dela Cruz
Governor, AYNLA NCR Council
09:20 AM
Why do we need Universal Health Care in the Philippines?
Dr. Ramon Paterno (Con)
Convener, UHC Study Group
Universal Health Care Group
National Institutes of Health
09:45 AM
Call to Action:
Nurses in Nation-Building
Representative from the
National Youth Commission
Office of the President
10:00 AM
Introduction of Keynote Speaker
Nr. Alvin Cloyd Dakis
Chairperson of the Board
AYNLA Board of Trustees
10:10 AM
Keynote Address:
Addressing the call for universal health care
Secretary, Department of Health
To be represented by
Usec. Teodoro Herbosa, Area Cluster Undersecretary for NCR & Southern Luzon (Con)
10:30 AM
Awarding of Plaque of Recognition
Nr. Alvin Cloyd Dakis
Chairperson of the Board
To be assisted by:
Nr. Jose Andrelin Dela Cruz
Governor, NCR Council
Dr. Pura Angela Wee
Deputy Executive Director, AIM-ZCABT
Dr. Ramon Paterno
Convener, Universal Health Care Group, National Institutes of Health
10:45 AM
Reforms in Health Governance
Sec. Alberto Romualdez (Con)
Former Secretary of Health
Co-convener, UHC Study Group
11:30 PM
Universal Health Care: Health and Nutrition
Representative from Sanofi-Pasteur
12:00 NN
Open Forum
Awarding of Certificates of Appreciation
12:15 NN
01:00 PM
Reforms in Health Regulation
Dir. Kenneth Hartigan-Go (Con)
Director General
Food & Drugs Administration
01:45 PM
Reforms in Health Information Systems
Mr. JR Gavino (Con)
Quezon City CHITS Program Coordinator
02:15 PM
Open Forum
Awarding of Certificates of Appreciation
Afternoon Snacks
03:30 PM
Special Performance
03:45 PM
Reforms in Health Financing
Mr. Alexander Padilla (Con)
Executive Vice President & Chief Operations Officer
Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth)
04:30 PM
Reforms in Health Service Delivery
Dr. Marlene Rillera-Bermejo (Con)
Universal Health Care Group, National Institutes of Health
05:15 PM
Open Forum
Awarding of Certificates of Appreciation
05:30 PM
Special Message from the Senate of the Philippines
Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago
Senator, Republic of the Philippines
DAY TWO | DECEMBER 13, 2012 Thursday
08:00 AM
AVR of sponsors
09:00 AM
Special Message
Professional Regulation Commission
Hon. Teresita Manzala (TBC)
10:30 AM
Reforms in Health Human Resource
Sec. Jaime Galvez-Tan (Con)
Former Secretary of Health
President, Health Futures Foundation
11:15 AM
Collective Bargaining of Health Professionals & Awareness of Labor Rights of Nurses
Ms. Hilda Veronica Tidalgo (Con)
Senior Programme Assistant
International Labour Organization Country Office for the Philippines
12:00 NN
Open Forum
Awarding of Certificates of Appreciation
12:30 NN
01:30 PM
The Filipino Nurses’ Migration: Impact in Philippine Health Care
Dr. Fely Marilyn Lorenzo (TBC)
University of the Philippines Manila
National Institutes of Health
01:30 PM
DOH RNHEALS 4: Developments & Reforms
Dir. Kenneth Ronquillo (Con)
Director, DOH Health Human Resource Development Bureau
02:15 PM
Nursing Competency Program: Enhancing competencies for advance practice nurses
Dr. Pretchell Tolentino (Con)
DOH Health Human Resource Development Bureau
03:00 PM
Vaccination program for health professionals
Representative from Sanofi-Pasteur
03:30 PM
Open Forum
Awarding of Certificates of Appreciation
Afternoon Snacks
03:45 PM
Introduction to Keynote Speaker
Dr. Pura Angela Wee
Deputy Executive Director, AIM ZCABT
04:00 PM *or anytime within the day
Keynote Address:
Addressing the nursing professional crisis through legislation
Chairperson, Senate Committee on Health
04:45 PM
Awarding of Plaque of Recognition
Nr. Alvin Cloyd Dakis
Chairperson of the Board
To be assisted by:
Nr. Jose Andrelin Dela Cruz
Governor, NCR Council
Dr. Pura Angela Wee
Deputy Executive Director, AIM-ZCABT
And the members of the AYNLA Board of Trustees
05:00 PM
Launching of AYNLA’s RH Parol Sen. Pia Cayetano
Conferment of the Honorary Ambassadors of Nursing:
Senator Pilar Juliana Cayetano (Senator)
Aristotle Pollisco aka Gloc-9 (Singer)
Rocco Nacino (Actor/Model)
05:45 PM
Closing Remarks
Nr. Jonathan Monis
Secretary-General, AYNLA International


Registered Nurses / Nurse Graduates     P800 (flat rate)
Student Nurses                                           P700 (flat rate)

*We discourage on-site registration.

Payments should be made through:
  • AYNLA Local Chapters / Designated Payment Centers
    • Find the nearest local chapter near you and register there. Direct payments are accepted.
  • Group Bank Deposit
    • Deposit your payments to AYNLA’s corporate bank account:
      • Account Number: 353-014-7448
      • Bank Address: BDO Robinsons Place Manila

An acknowledgement receipt will be given after registration. 

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