Out of the 237 barangays in the province, only 11 were awarded with Php100,000 each in the 2023 1st and 2nd Quarter Awarding Ceremony of the 1Bataan Seal of Healthy Barangay held today at the Bataan People’s Center during the flag raising ceremony of the Provincial Government of Bataan.
Only Barangay East Daang Bago of Samal town was recognized for the first quarter while second quarter winners are as follows:
– West Calaguiman
– East Daang Bago
– Pantalang Bago
– San Simon
– Balut I
– Bantan Munti
These top performing barangays were meticulously assessed by the Provincial Health Office (PHO), using a monitoring and evaluation tool based on Provincial Ordinance No. 7, Series of 2023, as sponsored by Sangguniang Panlalawigan ng Bataan Committee on Health Chairperson Jorge Estanislao.
The evaluation criteria encompassed several critical factors, including prevention or decrease of dengue cases, non-communicable diseases, rabies, dangerous drug abuse, and teenage pregnancy, among others. The barangays were likewise assessed on their implementation of various programs such as for national immunization, family planning, voluntary blood donation, national tuberculosis control, nutrition initiatives, as well as their efforts to encourage constituents to register with PhilHealth.
Furthermore, barangays that will consistently secure this recognition for four consecutive quarters within the year will receive an additional PHP200,000, as incentives and funds for furthering health-related programs.
The awards were presented by Governor Jose Enrique Garcia III, Vice Governor Ma. Cristina Garcia, Board Members, PHO Head Dr. Rosanna Buccahan, and the winners’ respective mayors or their representatives.