A national award for health frontliners is launched by the business sector in a rare gathering of leaders of business and health sectors. The award is called Gawad Bayaning Kalusugan (Award for Heroes of Health) presented by the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) and the Association of Allied Health Organizations of the Nation (AAHON), as initiated by the Health Educationists, Advocates and Leaders of the Philippines (HEAL Ph).


Cash prizes worth one point two million pesos (P1.2M) shall be distributed at fifty thousand pesos (P 50,000) cash prize per winner in the individual and team categories. The trophy is custom-designed by Papal-awarded Ecclesiastical Artist, Mr. Willy Layug.


“We continue the war against COVID-19 but this morning, we take time out to express gratitude to the infantry in the forefront,” says PCCI President Ambassador Benedicto Yujuico. He regards that it is an honor and privilege for the business sector to be able to support in a small way to honor the frontliners. The same is expressed by Employers Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP) and Philexport President Sergio Ortiz-Luis, Jr. who acknowledges that “the frontliners are still in danger.” For his part, SilkRoad Chamber Founding Chairman Ambassador Dr. Francis Chua says that “this is to show our concern for them who have given so much.” Federation of Filipino Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FFCCCI) President Dr. Henry Lim, for his part, assured that “we are at the back supporting our frontliners.” Philippine Franchise Association (PFA) Vice Chairman Ms. Alegria Limjoco, with PCCI Chairman for Corporate Social Responsibility Ms. Nora Lacuna, has become the bridge of AAHON President Dr. Carl Balita in ensuring the support of the business sector.


Former Philippine Medical Association (PMA) and Philippine Hospital Association (PHA) President Dr. Atty Bu Castro responded that “there is no greater sacrifice other than what the frontliners are doing now so that others may live.” He quipped in saying “thank you, forever.” Philippine College of Hospital Administrators (PCHA) President and Philippine Hospital Association (PHA) officer Dr. Huberto Lapuz and Private Hospital Association of the Philippines (PHAPI) President Dr. Rustico Jimenez are in unison in noting the collaboration of health and business sector to honor the “COVID-19 warriors who have the competence and compassion to serve in these trying times.” Philippine Medical Association (PMA) President Dr. Jose Santiago assured that the “unseen enemy, the virus is now seen by the physicians, some of them have lost their lives already while others are hanging on to their lives in the heroic service.”


The Philippine Nurses Association (PNA) President Dr. Rosie De Leon, the Association of Nurse Service Administrators of the Philippines (ANSAP) Vice President Dr. Neris Gerial, and Philippine League of Government and Private Midwives (PLGPMI) President Florminda Tejano echoed the World Health Organization (WHO) proclamation of year 2020 as the Year of the Nurses and Midwives, in celebration of the 200th birth year of Florence Nightingale. They cited that the nurses and the midwives, being in the forefront of the care of patients with COVID-19 really value appreciation and honor extended to them as they risk lives to serve the Filipinos.


Dr. Balita assures that aside from awarding the winners, the project will also be able to identify and document the best practices in the Philippine experience of the COVID-19 pandemic, which will be useful for academic, publication, and research purposes. Balita commends the eagerness of the business and health sectors to collaborate towards the awards. “This collaboration may spark future undertakings to advance healthcare service and public health in the country,” says Dr. Balita.


The Gawad Bayaning Kalusugan is open to individual and teams nominated by their respective hospitals. Awarding will happen in November 26, 2020, in celebration of the Thanksgiving Day.


Information about the Gawad Bayaning Kalusugan is available at www.gawadbayani.com.




41st National Conference of Employers

3-7 August 2020

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The 41st Virtual NCE will feature four main topics focusing on (1) the Digital Employer, (2) the Agile Employer, (3) the Resilient Employer, and (4) Policy Reforms to Restart the Economy.

In addition to the abovementioned Conference sessions, the 41st Virtual NCE will also deliver pre- and post-Conference webinar sessions that will revolve around the four main topics which are designed to complement the Conference-proper topics. These pre- and post-session will run through June to July 2020 and August to September 2020, respectively.

The 41st Virtual NCE will allow participants to learn from local and international resource speakers through presentations, forums, and panel discussions. Participants will also be able to engage with our resource speakers through a moderated Q&A.

The year 2020 brought changes to the world of work and businesses were forced to adapt and adjust policies, practices, and plans. ECOP’s 41st Virtual NCE shall help prepare and equip businesses with creative approaches to respond to challenges of the future of business and work. By helping to bridge the gaps, we can encourage a new generation of employers to contribute to the economy.



Regular Rate GROUP RATE (min. 3 PAX)
ALL EVENTS Php 3,990.00 Php 4,990.00 Php 3,590.00 Php 4,590.00
CONFERENCE ONLY Php 2,990.00 Php 3,990.00 Php 2,590.00 Php 3,590.00
Conference Proper  (per episode) Php 890.00 Php 990.00 Php 690.00 Php 790.00
Pre-Conference Package Php 2,760.00 Php 3,160.00 Php 1,960.00 Php 2,360.00
Post-Conference Package Php 2,760.00 Php 3,160.00 Php 1,960.00 Php 2,360.00
Pre/Post Conference (per episode) Php 690.00 Php 790.00 Php 490.00 Php 590.00


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