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IRR on Granting Monetary Assistance to Indigent Citizens

Requested from PCSO by M. Metante at 09:36 PM on Nov 06, 2022.
Purpose: Research Purposes
Date of Coverage: 06/01/2022 - 11/06/2022
Tracking no: #PCSO-371486561574

Metante 09:36 PM, Nov 06, 2022

Good day! I would like to know the following:

1. How is the P10,000.00 allocation per session for cancer patients identified?

2. What covers the P10,000 assistance? What are those not covered?

3. Upon granting the assistance, what are the limitations of the patients? of the third-party partners, such as drug stores?

Jimenez 09:15 AM, Nov 07, 2022

November 7, 2022

Dear Melanie Joan,

Thank you for your request dated Nov 06, 2022 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch, for IRR on Granting Monetary Assistance to Indigent Citizens.

We received your request on Nov 06, 2022 and will respond on or before Nov 25, 2022 09:36:51 PM, in accordance with the Executive Order's implementing rules and regulations.

Should you have any questions regarding your request, kindly contact me using the reply function on the eFOI portal at, for request with ticket number #PCSO-371486561574.

Thank you.


Ruchiella T. Jimenez
FOI Officer

Decision Maker 12:00 PM, Nov 08, 2022

November 8, 2022

Dear Melanie Joan Metante,


Thank you for your request dated Nov 06, 2022 09:36:51 PM under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

Your Request

You asked for IRR on Granting Monetary Assistance to Indigent Citizens.

Response to Request

Please find the attached herein document on the coverage of financial assistance under the PCSO Medical Assistance Program with the respective documentary requirements.  

Further, we wish to inform you that the application for assistance shall depend upon the location of the health facility where the patient is being managed/ treated. 

For facilities within Metro Manila, assistance is processed through online application at the PCSO Official Website. Please go to <>, find the E-Services tab and click on the NCR Online Application for Medical Assistance.  

For those in the provinces, either proceed directly to the servicing PCSO Branch Office or coordinate first with the Medical Social Services  or Billing Department  of the facility or Malasakit Center within the facility, if applicable, to inquire on the specific process, as procedures vary between Branch Offices.

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PCSO Decision Maker

 Medical Assistance Requirements (1).PDF

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