Promising Steps Forward: TBpeople Philippines and DOLE-NCR Discuss Collaboration to Address TB Challenges

TBpeople Philippines took a significant step forward in its mission on February 26, 2024. Led by the dynamic leadership of Ms. Louie Zepeda-Teng, Founder and President of TBpeople Philippines, alongside, Mr. Nino Magpusao – Vice President and Communication Head, Mr. Marcus Teng – Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Edwardo Patac – Admin Head, Ms. Maria Elena Binlayan – Chief Finance Head and Mr. Luisito Tay – Media Head. TBpeople Philipines Team had a meeting and met with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) – National Capital Region (NCR) led by Regional Director Atty. Sarah Buena Mirasol.

Atty. Sarah Buena Mirasol greeted the TBpeople Philippines team warmly and commended their dedication to addressing the challenges posed by tuberculosis. Her positive response underscored DOLE-NCR’s commitment to supporting initiatives that promote public health and well-being. The discussion delved into the core advocacy of TBpeople Philippines, highlighting the importance of raising awareness, providing access to healthcare services, and fostering partnerships to eradicate tuberculosis. TBPeople Philippines also highlighted the need for increased awareness and education within the workplace regarding individuals diagnosed with tuberculosis.

Atty. Sarah Buena Mirasol acknowledged the importance of companies understanding their role in supporting employees facing TB. This includes providing accurate information, avoiding discrimination, and offering appropriate assistance throughout the treatment process. The meeting served as an important moment for both TBpeople Philippines and DOLE-NCR, as they explored avenues for collaboration and discussed strategies to amplify efforts in tuberculosis prevention and treatment.

As we embark on this journey together, TBpeople Philippines extends its heartfelt gratitude to Atty. Sarah Buena Mirasol and the entire DOLE-NCR team for their receptiveness and enthusiasm. We look forward to the fruitful outcomes that our collaboration will undoubtedly yield as we work hand in hand to make a tangible difference in the fight against tuberculosis. Stay tuned for more updates as we progress in this exciting partnership. Together, we can create a healthier and more resilient future for all.


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