Health Beat Issue No. 74


The Department of Health, as the principal health agency in the Philippines, is responsible for ensuring access to basic public health services to all Filipinos through the provision of quality health care and regulation of providers of health goods and services. Given this mandate, the DOH is both a stakeholder in the health sector and a policy and regulatory body for health.
Barangay Dolores in Antipas, North Cotabato was hailed the winner of the Department of Health’s National Search for Barangay with Best Sanitation Practices (BBSP) 2012, and received P250,000 cash prize. The other two barangays named runners up were:Barangay Esperanza in Ormoc City – second, and Barangay Imbayo in Malaybalay, Bukidnon – third. They received P200,000 and P150,000, respectively. These three barangays bested 29 other finalists.

Source InstitutionDepartment of Health
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Page Count52
Place of PublicationManila
Original Publication DateJanuary 1, 2013
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