This refers to Section 1.1.1, Article XI of the 6th Collective Negotiation Agreement (CNA) between PPA and PANTALAN Union, particularly the Annual Physical Examination (APE) for regular employees of PPA.
December 19, 2017
DR. ALLAN A. ESPINA
Officer-in-Charge and COO Medicare Plus, Inc.
3/F 8 & P Bldg., 843 Arnaiz Ave.,
Dear Dr. Espina:
This has reference to our letter dated November 29, 2017 manifesting our formal intention to continue availing the health care maintenance services of Medicareplus for PANTALAN members for the period December 1, 2017 to November 30, 2018.
We have exerted all efforts to convince our members to enroll in the HMO for Php.
23,000.00 but by all indications however, we could not muster the required minimum number of enrollees which is 500 even if we consider giving December 31, 2017 as the cut-off date. Our members really find it very expensive more especially at these times when most of our traditional benefits were taken out by the government.
As such, it is with deep regret to inform that PANTALAN is withdrawing from such intentions.
That being said, we would like to express our gratitude for the one-year partnership that we had and that we look forward to engaging with you such kind of relationship in the future.
We hope for your understanding and kind consideration.
(Sgd.) EMILIANO M. ESPARAGUERA, JR.
National Executive President
MEDICARE PLUS CONTACT PERSON:
Ms. Janice Tapas – Member Relation Assistant.
For queries and concern about availments you may text,call or email her at email@example.com, cellphone number 09275609275.
PANTALAN National Headquarters
ATTY. JAY DANIEL R. SANTIAGO
Philippine Ports Authority
PPA Corporate Center Building
Bonifacio Drive, South Harbor, Port Area, Manila
Dear GM Santiago:
The current Health Maintenance Service (HMS) Contract between the Pambansang Tinig at Lakas sa Pantalan (PANTALAN) and Fortune Care shall expire on November 30, 2016. To ensure seamless provision of such HMS to all employees of the Philippine Ports Authority, the PANTALAN HMS Committee has commenced the Procurement Process of HMS for the period December 1, 2016 to November 30, 2017.
In the initial meeting yesterday, the Committee has agreed to procure a HMS Provider that can provide a much better service than the current HMS which necessarily would entail higher premium.
Under EO 203, one (1) of the benefits that Management may grant the employees is the provision of a Health Maintenance Service. However, we are all aware that Management is not in the position to grant the same as the Implementing Rules and Regulations of the Compensation and Position Classification Structure (CPCS) is still under process.
While PANTALAN is very much eager to provide PPA employees with the best HMS, it is sad to inform that we are not financially capable to do.
So, the Committee decides to make an appeal for Management to grant each employee the amount of Php. 20,000.00 (in the form of an interest-free loan) to defray the cost of HMS for one (1) year. In case the CPCS Guidelines be approved before November 30, 2016 and Management would grant HMS to PPA employees, the amount so “loaned” be considered as charged to the HMS Fund.
If this is not feasible under existing regulation, we request that said amount be considered a special personal interest-free loan to the employees payable for one (1) year subject to the guidelines that Management may issue.
Since this is for the benefit of all PPA employees, we hope that Management will give this matter the much-sought consideration.
(Sgd.)BERNARD C. CALLEDO
National Executive President