Bayang Malusog – Provincial Leadership Development Program (Module 1 and 2)

An umbrella program implemented with the Department of Health in collaboration with the Zuellig Family Foundation (ZFF) which aims to empower health leaders to become Universal Health Care Champions for Universal Health Care acceleration.

The Province ofPangasinan is enrolled in the program (Module 1and 2) and team includes personnel from the Provincial Government Office, Sangguniag Panlalawigan, Provincial Health Office, Association of Municipal/City Health Officers -Pangasinan Chapter, Provincial Budget Office, Provincial Accountant.

Bayang Malusog-PLDP Module I was held last October 2022 and aimed to develop/enhance the provincial health teams’ bridging leadership competencies which enabled them to take advantage of UHC implementation to realize their vision and address the health challenges in the province. Governor Ramon V. Guico III showed his commitment through signing of the Action plan: Generating Quick Wins made by the provincial health team which will serve as a road-map in Universal Health Care in the province.

On-going training for Bayang Malusog Provincial Leadership Development Program to Accelerate Universal Health Care Module 2 (July 3-7, 2023) is being held in La Union. This program module aims to strengthen collaboration for Universal Health Care.

Universal Health Care Leadership and Governance Policy Framework Orientation

The Province of Pangasinan in collaboration with the Department of Health-Center for Health Development I conducted an Orientation of UHC Leadership and Governance Policy Framework on May 29-June,1 2023 at the Widus Hotel, Clark Freeport Zone Pampanga.

Batch I- May 29-30, 2023
• Local Health Officers, DOH, PhilHealth Inc, Provincial DOH, Provincial Health Office and
Technical Working Group

Batch 2- May 31-June 1. 2023
• Local Chief Executives, Sanggunian Chairperson
• Members of the Provincial Health Board
• PHB Management Support Unit


1. To perceive the concept and complexity of Universal Health Care in the context of the Leadership and Governance Policy Framework

2. To secure the Inter G U Cooperation Memorandum of Agreement amongst various stakeholders.

The event was graced by GovernorRamon V. Guico III, Vice-Governor Mark Ronald DG. Lambino, Mr. Von Mark Mendoza-Special Assistant to the Governor, BM Shiela Marie Baniqued – Chairwoman on Health, BM Jerry Agerico Rosari, other provincial department heads, and Assistant Regional Director Dr. Rodolfo Antonio M. Albornoz.

Speakers from the National and Regional partners on health are the following:

Topic: UHC Act Orientation in the Context of Leadership and Governance Policy Framework


Dr. Mario C. Villaverde, MPH, MPM
Undersecretary of Health

Dr. Marga A. Concubierta
Cluster Head, Local Health System Section DOH- CHD Regional HealthOffice I

Topic: Functional Health Care Provider Networks


Laurence G. Navarro, RN
Program Manager, HLGP-UHC
DOH- CHD Regional Health Office

Topic: Local Investment Plan for Health (LIPH) and Annual Operational Plan (AOP)


Gaylene P. De Sesto, RN, MAN
Program Manager, LIPH, AOP & LGU Scorecard
DOH- CHD Regional Health Office I

Topic: Revisiting PHIC KonSulTa Package


Dr. Marlene D. Soliba
Medical Specialist IV
Head, Accreditation & Quality Assurance Section PRO I

Topic: Primary Health Care Facility Licensing Requirements


Architect Rhodel D. Carolino, MSAr Licensing Officer III
Regulations, Licensing Enforcement Division
DOH- CHD Regional Health Office I

Topic: Functional Health Information System and Functional Electronic Medical Record (EMR)


Ms. Cherrie D. Esteban
Chief, Health Systems Division
DOH-Knowledge Management and Information Technology Service

Topic: Special Health Fund


Mr. Renato L. Limsiaco, Jr.
Senior Vice-President, Special Assignment
Fund Management Sector
Philippine Health Insurance Corporation

Topic: PHIC KonSulTa Package


Dr. Francisco Z. Soria, Jr.
Quality Assurance Group
Philippine Health Insurance Corporation

Topic: Electronic Medical Record Provider’s Experience: Benefits and Challenges


Mr. Rosendo K. Go
Head Consultant- Health Sector
DBP Data Center Inc. (DCI)

The highlight of the activity is the Inter-LGU Cooperation for Universal Health Care Memorandum of Agreement and Commitment Signing by the Provincial Chief Executive and Legislative branch, as well as the Local Chief Executives, SB on Health, and Local Health Officers.

Design Thinking Workshop For the Smarter and Integrated Local Health Information System (SMILHIS) – Pangasinan

The Pangasinan Provincial Health Office together with the Pangasinan Provincial Hospital (PPH), Pangasinan Government’s Hospital Group, and selected health facilities who are part of the pilot implementation sites of the project attended and finished three parts of the Design Thinking Workshop (from March 2023 to May 2023) facilitated by the Ateneo de Manila University- Institute of Philippine Culture.

The workshop serves as guide in the further development of SMILHIS Pangasinan as a svstem tailored for the province, and provide direction for the later implementation of the system to the province’s health facilities.

SMILHIS system, Pangasinan will be able to further seamlessly navigate their referral system between and among health facilities to provide better health service delivery to their constituents. SMILHIS supports the indicators set by the UHC Local Health System Maturity Level for Health Information Systems monitored through theInformation Management System Assessment and Needs Analysis (IMSANA).