organizational structure


City Health Officer II

Admin Support


Revenue Collection Clerk


Driver IV


Driver II


Utility Worker II


City Health Officer I



Pharmacist II




Midwife IV



Medical Officer IV



Sanitary Insp. I



Nurse III



Rural Health Physician



Medtech III


Medtech II


Medtech II


Rad. Tech



Nurse III



Nurse IV


Nurse II


Midwife III


Pest Control Worker I



Rural Health Physician
















































Dentist III


Dental Aide



Nutrition Officer III

            The City Health Office is situated at Barangay 4 Freedom Park Malaybalay City. The Barangay 4 owned the space provided for the City Health Office to occupy. It is a health facility with 52 Barangay Health Stations and a workforce composed of Doctors, Nurses, Medical Technologists, Dentist, Pharmacist, Radiologic Technologist, Non- Medical Staff, Midwives, Dental Aides, Pest Control Worker, Nutritionist, Health Education and Promotion Officer, Sanitary Inspectors, active BHWs, BNS and Laboratory Aides.

An agency which aims to provide quality, preventive, promotive, consultative and rehabilitative health services through the resources provided by the LGU and other partner agencies.

To develop a healthy, productive and self reliant constituents living in an ecologically balanced society.

A.To make the marginalized members of the society become healthy, self-reliant and attain long life by:
1.Providing accessible & affordable quality preventive, promotive, consultative & rehabilitative health services;
2.Strengthening collaboration & coordination of lgu, ngo’s, po’s & go’s.
3.Intensifying iec on health programs;
4.Upgrading health facilities;
5.Enhancing staff capabilities to be able to meet the challenge of the 21st century;
6.Maximising the resources provided by the lgu & other partner agencies;
7.Maintaining an ecologically balanced community.
B.Aims for the upliftment of the health status of the constituents toward a progressive & productive management of health services with improved quality of life for sustainable development thereby reducing morbidity & mortality.
C.Shall take lead in the implementation of health programs, projects & activities; promote strong multisectoral level partnership & mobilize resources thru a strong political will and unity.


1977 – Maam Aurora S. Togonon came to Malaybalay , Bukidnon &  Malaybalay Municipal Health Office  as a nurse under the headship of Dr. Angel B. Macapayad, Provincial Health Officer II of the province from Tarlac her home town.

1982 – Maam Delia Antipasado came to the Malaybalay Municipal Health Office as a nurse.

Programs being implemented were:

-Expanded Program on Immunization

-Family Planning

-Prenatal, Post Natal Care

-Dental Care Program

-Laboratory Services

-TB Leprosy Program

-Environmental Sanitation



-Iodine Deficiency Program/Iodized Salt

-Universal F C

-Food Handlers Class

-Mothers Class

-Control on Diarrheal Diseases (CDD)

-Primary Health Care

-Iron Deficiency Program

-BHWs Federation

-Breastfeeding Program

-Dengue Program

1994 – Malaria Training with Dr. Katherine TN Toledo

1996 – Devolution

1993/1995  –  Turn –over of the Municipal Health Office at the Barangay  4 Building, formerly the Municipal Health Office was situated at the now TESDA Building

Dr. Felix Contreras – Municipal Health Officer

Dr. Katherine TN. Toledo –  1984 City Health Officer II

Dr. Dennis P. Sangalang – City Health Officer II –   ___

1997 – Awareness campaign for Rabies Program on Responsible Pet Ownership in collaboration with City Veterinary Office

1998 – Organized the Little Dengue Brigade in schools

1998 – Dengue Prevention and Control Info Drive

1999 – Launching of Community Based Rehabilitation Service Program

1991 – vasectomy Promotion with Dr. Bryner Bautista

July 12-15, 1999 – BHW training conducted


2000 – STI/HIV/AIDS with Dr. Rajane Orella

December 4-5, 2000 – Training on CBRSP Phase I & Phase II

2000 – CBMIS Community Based Monitoring and Information System launched

September 30, 2000 – Launching of Sustansya Para sa Masa program

2000 – National Blood Donation Program , “ Dugo Mo KInabuhi Ko, Dugo Ko Kaluwasan Mo”

2000 – Hataw Club organized

August 2000 – Training of HIlots


October 15, 2001 – The Garantisadong Pambata program was launched

July  2001 – Disaster Consciousness Month was celebrated with the theme “ Kaalaman sa Paghahanda, Kabawasan sa Pinsala”

August 9, 2001 – MSH Matching Grant Program, to improve the quality of care delivered to women and children

September 30, 2001 – Pap’s Smear Sa Masa spearheaded activity by the CHO

2001 – Sentrong sigla Seal – Evaluation on a Health Facility

May 2001 – Bantay Alta Presyon, BP Taking Training, prevention of CVD Hataw training Course

October  15-19, 2001  Garantisadong Pambata Social Mobilization

2001 – Nutri Info Caravan with City Nutrition Committee


2001-2002 – Oplan Alis Disease – National Immunization Day, Joint Catch UP Door To Door Polio Immnunization

January 28-29, 2002 – Orientation/Training Seminar on service Integration for CHO Personnel and BSPOS in collaboration with Pop Com.

2002 – Linis Kuko and Deworming

2002 –  ____ Worker Method ng PF SDM


The City Health Office was awarded with 100,000 pesos cash grant from DOH- CHD NM for an Outstanding Performance in Family Planning Program.

The Maternal Death Review was conducted for the first time on February 7, 2003. It is a review on the circumstances surrounding the death of a pregnant woman, during child birth or within days after delivery.

Rabies Awareness Month spearheaded by the City Veterinary Office and City Health Office.

An Ordinance Establishing Policies and Guidelines for trained Hilots as partners in health care was signed into law C.O # 521.

Mapulo Lying in Clinic was inaugurated with DOH Assistant Secretary Nemesio T. Gako.

Competency Based Training on Family Planning was held for BHWs.

CHO hold the Standard Days Method Users Assembly Meeting on June 23, 2003 with International Reproductive Health Philippines, Kaanib and Local Officials.

PIHES ( Public Information and Health Education System) in 2003


Launched the Follow – Up Measles Campaign through recoreda, motorcade and ceremonial injection headed by the City Mayor on January 2004

Measles vaccination for all children ages 9 months to below 6 yrs old on February 2004

Sentrong Sigla Supervisory Package Orientation on improving the quality of the delivery of health services on March 2004

Hilots General Assembly on April to May 2004

Oplan Schistosomiasis Control Project with CHO, DOH- CHD X Bukidnon and Apostolate Diocesan in a forum for the setting up of protocol and guidelines in the elimination of Schistosomiasis in the community

Hataw sa Plaza Anniversary with the Hataw Club members, City Government officials and employees, barangay officials, students and civic organizations. Blood pressure taking, blood sugar monitoring and blood chemistry after the happy walk and exercise on August 2004

Cervical Cancer Month celebrated with Pap Smear para sa Masa per district to facilitate early detectionof increasing number of cervical cancer and other reproductive health disease in women on September, 2004

Orientation for all barangay secretaries on International Classification of Diseases 10 (ICD – 10) on ensure collaboration with the translation of diseases as cause of death on September, 2004

35 Botika ng Barangay was established in the City of Malaybalay

Refresher Course for all Hilots and BHWs of all programs towards their responsibilities in their respective barangays

Health Workers Day celebrated with the Provincial Barangay Health Workers and 438 BHWs of the city at Kaamulan Folk Arts Theater, December 2004


The City Health Office launching of Ligtas Buntis Campaign through press conference which was attended by Dr. Nemesio T. Gako

Oral Health Month celebration spearheaded by the Dental Section with dental examination and tooth extraction

Tuli or free circumcision for male children during summer of April ,2005

Dengue Campaign conducted with house to house fogging to hot spot areas of the city.

NVBSP  Blood  Donation Program and Fasting Blood Sugar testing for all City Government employees so awareness is raised on June 2005.

Program Implementation Review done per district, participated by barangay officials, midwives and City Health Office Staff basically to enhance active participation in the  implementation of health programs on July, 2005.

Barangay Apo Macote, Kulaman and Caburacanan are the National Sandugo Awardees and Mayor Florencio T. Flores, Jr was awarded with the Sandugo Outstanding Executive Award.

Lung Month celebrated on August of 2005 giving free skin test with Purified Protein Derivative to children.

DMPA (Injection) training was held with the untrained midwives and nurses in the barangays

The PPMD of the City Health Office had the DOTS Referring Physicians Training which was attended by 50 physicians from public and private hospitals /clinics.


A Symposium on Public- Private Mix DOTS was held at Loiza’s Pavilion with the Barangay Capatains, members of the media, representatives from the Department of Education and non- government agencies of Malaybalay City, in order to gain support and implementation of Tuberculosis Surveillance. ( January, 2006)

February 1, 2006 – Newborn Screening was launched at the City Health Office with Dr. Leslie Arcadio of Bethel Baptist Hospital as the guest physician for the activity. An average of 30 newborn babies screened every month.

The Private- Public Mix DOTS (PPMD) project is finally launched in the City of Malaybalay with the theme: “ TB AY DI SULIRANIN, TB AY KAYANG SUGOUIN”. In collaboration with other line agencies which is highlighted with a motorcade, cutting of ribbon and blessing of PPMD unit in the City Health Office. (February, 2006) guest speaker was Dr. Michael Voniates – Tuberculosis Medical Officer and World Health Organization representative other guest are Ms. Amelai G. Sarmiento- Executive Director of the Philippines Coalition Against Tuberculosis, dr. Julito C. Sabornido Jr. – Director IV of the Center for Health & Development- Region X, Public – Private Doctors of Malaybalay City.

February 28, 2006, Orally Fit Child Program for under six years old was launched. Toothbrush has been given for free with dental check-up and treatment.

Regular Barangay Health Workers district quarterly meeting is held, which is attended by Mayor Florencio T. Flores,Jr. and Councilor on Health Aurora F. Deticio and other personalities in recognition of the BHWs services and as well as to update on all health programs.

World TB Day was celebrated thru symposium at the Malaybalay City Hall with Dr. Vincent Troy del Mundo, as the guest speaker.

Regular monthly Local Health Board meeting is done to discuss matters on health, especially the need for improvement on quality health care services and issues to be addressed as soon as possible for the welfare of the populace. This is attended by the Mayor, SP on Health, Medical Doctors of the City Health Office, DOH- representative, and an NGO.

Diabetes Mellitus is increasing, thus the creation of Diabetes Club for the people of Malaybalay City is initiated with Dr. Antonio T. Sumbalan as the President last May 9, 2006. Every last Firday of the month the registered members are gathered for free Fasting blood sugar and medicines.

Sputum Microscopy Training held at Diocesan Formation Center, Impalambong , Malayballay City. Barangay Health Workers Tuberculosis Coordinator were created in every barangay and trained on proper sputum collection and smearing among TB symptomatic, so that early detection and treatment of positive clients will be addressed.


February, 2007  –  The City Health Office joined the campaign on Nationwide BP Screening to have 512 individuals taken blood pressure.

                          – BHWs convened for a quarterly meeting per district for health updates and their need addressed.

March 24, 2007 – World Tuberculosis Day was celebrated with the theme: “ TB anywhere is TB everywhere”.

April, 2007 – yearly Tuli is conducted

May – Nationwide activity on “ Sabay –sabay Pagpasuso sa mga bata” ages 0-2 years old.

July , 2007  – The Local Government Unit of Malaybalay City through the City Health Office received the National Sandugo Award for the third time with Mayor Florencio T. Flores, Jr along with other awardee barangays as Mapulo,, Sumpong, Miglamin, Zamboanguita, Simaya, Casisang and Linabo. The Blood Letting Coordinator Mr. Edwin C. Bayron and Dr. Dennid P. Sanglang  received the cash incentive of 100,000.00 and the certificate of recognition.

July , 2007 —  32 Health workers were trained on herbal medicine production, tuina massage, reflexology and acupressure

August 9- 24, 2007 – Food Handlers Class is held with 12 speakers and 98 participants completed the 2 day seminar. Is a collaborative effort of Provincial and City Health Offices.

Whole month of August is the celebration of Lung Month. A re-orientation seminar was held with participating BHWs and midwives

A fellowship for the Lung Month celebration where Public Private Mix DOTS (PPMD) Partners and LGU Malayballay with CHO staff came to a fellowship for reaffirmation of commitment as partners

August,2007  – A Free Eye check- up  and free Eye Glasses for the senior citizens  with CHO and  ten optometrist members of Bukidnon Optometric Society

September, 2007  – Free Fasting Blood Sugar and BP monitoring for diabetic patients were held every last Friday of the month. 650 members were registered

October 24-31, 2007 – is the Correctional week,Dr. Marnee Penaranda, psychologist spoke as the guest speaker

The CHO and MERU ( Malayballay Emergency Rescue Unit ) trained the 11 schools of the city. Rescue Olympics was held last November 17-18, 2007 with trained schools at the Provincial Capitol area. Managok National High School made it to take the winning prize.

November 14, 2007  – 12 schools (2600 students) had the Youth Health Interactive Forum to promote health and educate the youth on  Sexually Transmitted Illnesses, Drug Abuse and Reproductive Health. The culmination was with the Speech Choir and Poster Making Contest.

December 2007  — Health Workers Day was celebrated and attended by the BHWs, BNS, Hilots and CHO employees with Dr. Julito Sabordino, Director as the guest speaker


January of 2008 – Newborn Screening Symposium was held to increase awareness on congenital metabolic disorders

Dr. Dennis P. Sangalang attended the International Training Program on Medicine in the prevention of Newborn and Infant Mortality at Tel Aviv Israel.

February, 2007 – Bloodletting is scheduled weekly with the minimum collection of 20 bags per week

            – Free Fasting Blood Sugar , free clinic and laboratory test right after Hataw exercise every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at Plaza Rizal

March 2008 – The CHO in cooperation with the Food Handlers Association of the city spearheaded the First Search for Best Delicacy with Ms. Golda E. Lim of Cake Boom won the first place.

March 2008 – World TB Day was celebrated through a Speech Choir Competition involving 8 schools of the city. Managok National High School won the competition then

Free Circumcision every April

Free Bilateral ligation of about 19 mothers with Mary Stopes and CHO, May 2008

May 2008  –  The Local Health Board headed by Hon. Mayor Florencio T. Flores,Jr. as chairperson presided the regular meeting

July 2008 – 10 Barangays  ( Silae, Imbayao, Bangcud, Zamboanguita, caburacanan, Managok, Violeta, Kulaman, St. Peter & Aglayan) received the Mapanghikayat Awards the 10th Regional Sandugo Awarding  @ Grand Caprice, Cagayan de Oro Ctiy and National Sandugo Awards at Manila Garden Hotel withHon. Mayor florencio T. Flores, Jr.

            -Malaybalay City Foodhandlers Association headed by their  Mr. Roy Panes sponsored the supplemental Feeding at Laguitas Elementary School.

August  of  2008  – the 8th Hataw Anniversay was held in a happy walk and exercise  with the theme: Mag-Ehersisyo Tatlong Beses sa Isang Linggo, Para Katawan ay Sumigla”.at Malaybalay City Covered Court.

August of  2008  -The City of Malaybalay thru the City Health Office sponsored a free bone screening for senior citizens at Bukidnon State University with Dr. Betty Dy Mancao, the guest speaker.

August of 2008 – The Association of Bukidnon in America, New York City donated dialysis machines to the city government of Malaybalay. Malaybalay Polymedic General Hospital, Bethel Baptist Hospital and Valencia City Sanitarium Hospital are recipients of these machines. The turn- over ceremony was headed by Mr. Marlon Valcorza.

August of 2008  -The Ten Barangays who won the Regional & National Sandugo Awards are granted with 50,000 cash grant from the City Government of Malaybalay City.

September of 2008 – Barangay Nutrition Scholar of Barangay 3 Ms.Cristy Madayag underwent a whole day evaluation for the Search for Nationwide Best Performing BNS.

Doctors, Nurses and Midwives of the City Health Office attended the Field System Health Services Information System (FHSIS) version 8 at the Garden, Malaybalay City to provide summary data on health services delivery and selected program accomplishment indicators at the barangay.

September of 2008 – The City Government of Malaybalay Local Health Bard was evaluated for National Top LHB of the Philippines. Mayor Florencio T. Flores,Jr shared the best practices of the City Government.

October of 2008 – The City Health Office joined the nationwide campaign on breastfeeding with the theme: “ Sabay-sabay Sumuso sa Nanay “. 5o lactating mothers joined the campaign

October 0f 2008 – The City Government of Malaybalay sponsored the Central District Inter-local Health Zone Quarterly Meeting for Mayors, MHOs Provincial Coordinators and City Coordinators are participants. Issues and concerns on health and best practices of every municipality and city were shared and discussed. Dr. Policarpio Murillo – President of Bukidnon Medical Society was the special guest speaker of the occasion.

October 3 & 7, 2008 – Mayor Florencio T. Flores,Jr. was invited to speak before the 6th Newborn Screening Convention last October 3, 2008 at Heart Center Cebu City for Luzon and Visayan and October 7 , 2008 at Pearlmont Inn, Cagayan de Oro City for the Mindanao Group. Due to his utmost support to the program, he was made the speaker for this event. He made the approval of the adoption made for the Newborn Screening Act and institutionalizing the NBS in Malaybalay City and made the fees subsidized.

The City of Malaybalay received an award as the 3rd Placer for the Search for Best Local Health Board in the Philippines during the 76th Annual Convention of the Philippine Public Health association at Manila. (October, 2009).

Barangay Nutrition Scholar of Barangay 3 Ms. Cristy Madayag was awarded as the 3rd Top Performing BNS in the Philippines with Barangay Captain Michael Daniot, City Administrator Rolando P. Daniot, CNAO Maria Rica Raguro and Barangay 3 midwife and councilor at PICC Hall.( November, 2008).

November of 2008 –  71 BNS underwent a 5 day training at Loiza’s Pavillion  with Ms. Lydia Senoron – Provincial Nutrition Coordinator as the speaker.

December 2008 – The Philippine Pharmacist Association Bukidnon Chapter held a free clinic at the City Health Office.

December 2008   – All doctors, nurses and some midwives of CHO attended the training on Diabetic Management at Valaencia City with Dr. Rhodora Cabunillas – Internist Diabetologist Bukidnon as trainer.

December of 2008  –  Health Workers Day held, Barangay 9 BHW won as Ms. Health Workers 2008.

December 2008  –  Barangay San Jose mothers graduated the Pabasa sa Nutrition

December 2008  –  NBS Support Group was created, and a seminar was conducted about understanding G6PD deficiency with Dr. Dennis Absin, a pediatric neonatologist.


January of 2009 – CHO with PDEA X hold the medical – dental mission at Can-ayan residents to receive free consultation, dental extraction and medicines.

Buntis Day was celebrated  with 129 pregnant women attendees. One was chosen as Ms. Buntis 2009. Dr. Shiela Gay Bragat, Ob- Gynecologist and Dr. Yvette Pallasigue are the guest speakers, February 2009.

Program Implementation Review  and planning workshop for City Health Office was held at Pearlmont Inn, Cagayan de Oro City. It is deemed necessary for the office to review all program accomplishments for 2008 and prepare the plans for 2009, February 2009.

The City of Malaybalay sponsored the Bukidnon Dental Health Month culmination activity. It is an awareness activity to promote the importance of oral health care amongst preschoolers and primary grade schoolers. There is the free dental clinic, tooth brushing drill and toothbrush distribution and the search for Mr. & Ms. Healthy Smile (February, 2009)

Thirty Five (35) clients opted for a permanent Family Planning Method and submitted themselves to Bilateral Ligation at the City Health Office sponsored by Marie Stopes Foundation, Inc. (March 2009).

A symposiums in the schools and other institutions on AH1N1 for a massive information dessimination in order to prevent panick and complications and death. (June, 2009).

Nutrition Month was celebrated at Barangay 9 Covered Court attended by the City Nutrition Committee Members, Vice- Mayor Inaki W. Zubiri, Barangay Nutrition Committee members and Ms. Rachel Blanco, RND instructor at Central Mindanao University as the guest speaker. (July 2009)

Dr. Pedrito Tagayuna, Medical Specialist IV at the Philippine Blood Center spoked to the Convocation Program sponsored by the City Health Office.  The Barangays who won the the Sandugo Awards were presented. (July 2009).

Fruit Tree planting was done with the 200 City Health Office staff and volunteer health workers at Mapulo Lying-in Clinic as part of the Lung Month celebration. (July 2009).

Free Bone Screening, Fasting Blood Sugar and ECG Screening to 303 city government employees was done on July 2009.

A 5 Day Live-in Seminar on the Promotion of Good Nutrition for Midwives, Barangay Nutrition Scholars, BHWs and Breastfeeding Mothers at CMU Farmers Training Center to equip them on Infant Young Child Program.(July 2009).

Mayor Florencio T. Flores,Jr. and Dr. Mary Jean Diao did the ribbon cutting of the new City Health Office laboratory. The turn-over ceremony and blessing has been participated by CHO staff and Barangay 4 Council. (August 2009)

Newborn Screening was brought to the far flung areas of Malaybalay City. The City Government subsidized the 50% the cost to ensure that all newborns are given equal opportunity to be screened. ( September, 2009).

Mr. Jeff Long and the volunteer kids from California extended help to 59 undernourished kids of barangay 1. ( September ,2009).

In celebration of the Elderly Filipino Week, the City Health Office , Office of the Senior Citizen,Committee of German Doctors and the Local Government Unit of Malaybalay launched the Primary Eye Care Program with the lecture on eye care, provision of 300 free reading glasses and free cataract operation with the 85 senior citizens. (October, 2009).

STI/HIV/AIDS Forum and planning for secondary school teachers, school nurses and guidance councilors in preparation for the World aids Day celebration. (October, 2009).

The City Government thru the City Health Office is a finalist for the Search for Most Outstanding Healthy Lifestyle Advocate in the Philippines. Dr. Dennis P. Sangalang and Dr. Marcille Orong received the Healthy Lifestyle National Award at Heritage Hotel Manila.

Series of symposiums has been conducted in all secondary schools of Malaybalay City. this is to advocate on the fight against STI/HIV/AIDS amongst the youth spearheaded by Dr. Grace Fe Buquiran. ( November, 2009).

World Aids Day was celebrated through a Speech Choir and On- the Spot Mosaic Poster Making contest

City Health Office Staff Program Coordinators conducted the Annual Program Implementation Review and Planning Workshop for the year 2010. It is for a comprehensive assessment on accomplishments and plans in order to develop and improve service delivery on all health programs.


Free Visual Inspection with acetic Acid, Breast Cancer Screening and Pap Smear for high risk clients in collaboration with Dr. Sheila Gay Bragat, Dr. Cosette Galve, Dr. Evette Palasigue of Bukidnon Society of Obstetrician & Gynecology. (January 2010).

“Anti Dengue Hour”  was launched with the theme “ Kapaligiran, Linisan, Dengue ay Iwasan”.

House to house survey for all barangays affected with dengue, utilizing the Barangay Health Workers and the Dengue Team.

Malaybalay City received the National Sandugo Outstanding Local Government Award.

Malaybalay City Nutrition Program received the National Hall of Fame Awards and Ms. Alfonsa Hingpit was awarded with the Outstanding Barangay Nutrition scholar Regional Level.

Nutrition Month was celebrated with the theme “ Sa Pagkaing Tama at Sapat, Wastong Timbang ni Baby ang Katapat”. Dr. Teresita Damasco PHO was the guest speaker.

The National Evaluation Team declared Ms. Alfonsa P. Hingpit as the 2009 second runner- up for the National Outstanding Barangay Nutrition Scholar.The National Awarding Ceremony was held on November 4-5, 2010 at Philippine International Convention Center, Pasay City.

Mapulo Lying-in Clinic celebrates the 11th year anniversary @ Upper Pulangui District. Free medical & dental consultation with treatment was held.

Mass blood smearing and distribution of nets to the residents of Upper Pulangui District ( Malaria –endemic prone areas) by the Malaria Team.

Orientation on Malaria Surveillance & Vector Control (MASUVECO) was conducted at the barangays of Upper Pulangui District. This is to organize MASUVECO team in their respective barangays.

Maternal Death Review with the theme: “NO woman should die giving life”.This was attended by gynecologist, pediatrician & PHO staff to assist on the comprehensive assessment of the cases.

Lecture on alternative medicine was conducted to 88 participants at Mama Lo’s Kusina. Dr. Jesucifa Lao Sodusta – author of the book Natural Remedy was the resource speaker.

The Healthy Lifestyle Program conducted the free fasting blood sugar, free ankle-brachial index, group & individual diabetes counseling, gestational diabetes education & free AH1N1 vaccination to known diabetics & members of Diabetes Mellitus Club of Malaybalay City.


World TB Day was celebrated with the theme “ On the Move Against Tuberculosis: Innovate to Accelerate Action.” A reorientation was arranged for the BHWs on proper collection and smearing of sputum. ( March 17, 2011)

Long lasting Insecticide Treated nets are distributed for Manalog, Can-ayan, Kibalabag and Sumpong. (February 2011).

Health and Nutrition Program Implementation Review was done per district to review and assess performance and identify problem areas. Barangay Captains and Kagawad on Health are invited to this activity. ( March 2011).

Maternal Death Review is a yearly event. This one was held on April 7, 2011. % cases were presented and reviewed before the doctors, nurses, Barangay Captains, Kagawad on Health and midwives, Obstetrician- Gynecologists and Pediatricians who gave their views and recommendations to possible solutions to each case presented.

Measles Rubella supplemental immunization activity ( MR SIA) held last April 4 to May 30, 2011, a nationwide simultaneous activity on children ages 9 months to 7 years old. About  28,480 or 92.11 % of children immunized.

Free Eye check-up for Senior Citizens through the initiatives of Mayor Inaki W. Zubiri who provided it for free thoughout the 46 barangays. It was pushed through the four Opthalmologists Dr. Raymund Reyes, Dr. Teresita Mercado, Dr. Donato Lugumbay, Dr. Alma Villa Esconde from April to May 2011.

April 13, 2011 – CHO visited  the detainees at the City Jail, Patpat, Malaybalay City. a team made a lecture and checks on their health conditions and gave medications.

An indoor residual spraying  of K- Othrine for 130 households at Sitio Bongbongon, Sumpong, Malaybalay City right after the turn – over of spraying cans sponsored by SWISS solidarity HEKS TFM NC. ( April, 2011).

April 18, 2011 – Barangay Sumpong Health Workers were trained on Basic Malaria Management and Blood Smearing at Sumpong  Barangay Session Hall, M.C. sponsored by Swiss Solidarity – HEKS, Inc.

May 12, 2011 – Capability Building activity was done at People’s Hall on the campaign against smoking with the City Health Office staff in order to capacitate the health workers and selected BHWs. Trainers were Dr. Gay Ardanas, Mr. Armand Ardanas and Dr. Raymund Reyes.

May 31, 2011 – World No Tobacco Day celebrated through a motorcade around the city of Malaybalay, followed by a short program

June and July 2011 – Interpersonal Communication and Counseling Training was held for all health service providers at Isabella’s Bistro.

Malaybalay City regularly conducts mobile blood donation for the 46 barangays and private institutions. Clients can avail blood at P200 per bag only.

The City Tuberculosis Diagnostic Committee regularly meets to assess PTB cases status.

Nutrition Month was celebrated for the whole month with the parade during the culmination and it was attended by 450 pupils from private and public schools . the theme  “ Isulong and Breastfeeding, Tama, Sapat at Ekslusibo” was discussed by Dr. Leonora I. Leyson, an Obstetrician – Gynecologist

Barangay Captains, newly appointed Botika ng Barangay Operators, selected CHO staff attended the Botika ng Barangay training last July 2011 at Mama Lo’s Kusina.

The City Government of Malaybalay celebrated the 11th Hataw Anniversary with the theme: “ Ehersisyong Pangkalusugan para sa Lahat “. It begun in an early morning walk to the City Covered Court followed by a short program of whom Dr. Heherson Cui, Orthopedic Physician spoke.

A Lay Forum on G6PD Deficiency, Galactosemia, and Congenital Hypothyroidism that address the need for information of parents. This was held at Haus Malibu, Malayballay City with Dr. Conchita Abarquez, a geneticist of NSC- Mindanao Unit Head discussed on G6PD while Dr. Eleonor C. Du a Pediatric Endocrinologist discussed the Galactosemia and Congenital Hypothyroidism. The City Health Office this received the Second National Award for actively supporting the Newborn Screening program. (September, 2011).

The First Local Aids Council of Malaybalay City did convene on October 18, 2011 at Isabella’s Bistro. The RAAT Team had the comprehensive training on STI/HIV/AIDS with the Center for Health Development Region X facilitated the training for the members of the Local Aids Council. Most of the trainees were members of SHASlink Malaybalay. (October, 2011).

The City Health Office physicians, nurses and midwives had the Basic Emergency Obstetric Newborn Care (BEmonc) Reorientaion at Loiza’s Pavillion last November 16, 2011. This is to address and help reduce or eliminate maternal and perinatal deaths in the city.

An awareness parade on HIV/AIDS along the highway to the Malaybalay City covered Court for the World aids Day celebration. Students displayed their posters while on parade for this is a competion among students from different schools. The theme was “ZER HIV” This happened on December 1, 2011.

The 7th Health Workers Day celebrated on December 2, 2011 at the Malaybalay City Covered Court with the theme “ Panaghiusa, Kaakohan, Dlan sa Kalambuan”. Guest speaker was Dr. Jose Llacuna, Jr. Assistant Director III of the Center for Health and Development Region X.


TB was celebrated with a fun Run followed by a Hataw at the City Covered Court on March 16, 2012 – served as an awareness campaign on the year’s celebration “No TB in my lifetime”

An orientation on MNCHN Manual of Operation held on June 15, 2012 at Yoly’s Fast Food, Malaybalay City to guide LGU and CHO personnel in designing the implementation of MNCHN strategy with the guest speaker Dr. Hendrey Plaza, Technical Adviser of Caraga Region and Region 10.

Ms. Arlene Bongcas , BNS of Barangay 1 is recognized as the Outstanding BNS 1st Placer in the Region.

City Nutrition Team held the Breastfeeding symposium at the Peoples Hall on June 4, 2012 with the help of Dr. Melirose S. Deticio and Dr. Ma. Lovilla Hernandez

Mayor Ignacio W. Zubiri with Dr. Dennis P. Sanglang received the Hall of famer Award for the National Voluntary Blood donation Program at Pryce Hotel, Cagayan de Oro City and Imbayao as an Awardee of the Highest Retention Rate with a 50,000 cash grant.

Hataw Anniversary was held and it aimed to raise awareness on the benefits of regular physical activity among all ages and it encouraged everyone to make exercise  a part of their daily routine.held at Malayba;ay City Coverd Courton August 23, 2012.

An Annual Program Review and Planning Workshop of the City Health Office was held at Pearlmont Hotel, Cagayan de Oro City on august 30-31, 2012. This was attended by Mayor Ignacio W. Zubiri and Vice- Mayor Rolando F.Deticio.

BemONC/MDG Consultative Meeting was called up among BemONC/MDG trained Midwives of the City Health Office last August 23, 2012 at Yoly’s Fast Food. It was initiated by the MNCHN Coordinators headed by Dr. Ma. Lovilla Hernandez.

A Nationwide Simultaneous Hataw sa Northern Mindanao was an event called up for government employees spearheaded by the City Health Office on September 23, 2012.

During Mondays, the City Health Office employees start the week with a Flag ceremony. In here was discussed the concerns for the week and announced.

The City Health Office joins the Stinger Team who loudly yell and dance for success during the Civil Service month long celebration on September through field demonstration, ball games and track’ n field to eventually hailed the Champ.

October 12, 2012- Launching of PhiHealth Primary Care Benefit 1 package, this was a thorough information and education campaign named M.O.V.E.S ( Mobile, Orientation, Validation and Enrollment scheme)

October 18, 2012 – Updates and re-orientation for all nurses and midwives on Care of Respiratory Infection and Control of Diarrheal Diseases.

October 23-26 2012 – Malaria Border Operations at Upper Pulangui  where local leaders and health workers worked together to reach the area to conduct blood smearing, bed net retreatment, net distribution , stream cleaning and survey.

October 24, 2012 – EEW meeting at Isabella’s Bistro, in cooperation with World Race Organization- AWANA, which an NGO of which health spiritual counseling was done.

October 31, 2012 – Maternal Death Review attended by Dr. Teresita Damasco, Dr. Thenelda Ann Buenaventura and DR. Yvette S. Palasigue, Dr. Leonora Leyson, and Ms. Gilda Ajoc Provincial MNCHN Nurse Coordinator.

Schistosomiasis Mass Treatment to endemic barangays allowing total number of people treated was 5,573 for male and female.

November 12-16 – Filariasis ICT (Immunochromatographic Test) Survey at Zamboanguita Central School, Langasihan, Cabanglasan, Mabuhay and San Jose Elelmentary Schools.

World Aids Day celebration was held with a symposium in the schools on December 1, 2012.

Volunteer Health Workers Quarterly meeting regularly done

December 7, 2012 – 8th Health Workers Day bears the theme Ngkahiusang Kusog sa mga Health Workers Alang sa Kalambuan sa Tanan” with Dr. Filipina S. Villa , Municipal Health Officer  of Don Carlos Bukidnon, the speaker.

Drugs symposiums are held as a movement to educate the community on its ill effects.


January 4, 2013 – Mobile Blood Donation activity of the Malaybalay City Local Government Unit employees held at the People’s Hall

February 14, 2013 – Dental Health celebration at San Jose, Malaybalay City, there was distribution of toothbrushes and tooth pastes, tooth brushing drill and tooth extraction done.

Local Aids Council convened again at Marzella’s Party Venue. It was attended by Vice Mayor Roland F. Deticio with the RAAT Team from Region X.

February 28, 2013 – a weeklong celebration which started with a film viewing on certain rare diseases attended by all midwives, nurses and employees.

BHW Quarterly Meeting for 5 districts

March 5, 2013 – Consultative Forum among Lying – in clinics in coordination with Provincial Health Office and POGS ( an organization of Obstetrician and Gynecologists) of Bukidnon Dr. Jennie Munden of Lavina General Hospital, Dr. Dinah Abella of Abella Hospital, Dr. Marydee Latayan and Dr. Yvette Palasigue.

Mobile consultation extended to bring health services to the patients in the far flung area.

March 24, 2013 held at the Provinacial Detention and Rehabilitation Center, a free check- up and lecture on TB with TB Nurse Coordinator Ms. Delilah Dominguez.

March 21, 2013 – Reunion of Saved Babies, a gathering of babies saved though with metabolic disorder,due to early detection of the disease.

Regular circumcision is done every summer for 6-11 years old male children

Dengue information, education campaign in schools including those of the day care centers

May 17, 2013 – Buntis Summit with 107 pregnant women in attendance with Dr. Cosette Galve Ob- Gyne and Dr. MelodeeAguire.

Nutrition Month theme “ Gutom at Malnutrisyon ay Sama- Samang Wakasan”

July 26, 2013 – Diabetes Week celebrated with a Hataw Exercise by the city government employees and the Diabetic Club members at Freedom Park, Malaybalay City.

July 12, 2013 – Schistosomisis program orientation at The Gardens Party Venue with Dr. Vincent Raguro.

August 26, 2013 – 13th Hataw Anniversary bears the theme “ Optimum Well Being is Achieved Through Right Diet, Exercise and Healthy Lifestyle”.

Schistosomisis Mass Treatment scheduled on infested areas

October 24, 2013 – Newborn Screening Group Forum with Dr. Conchita G. Abarquez to explain the five different congenital metabolic disorders with parents of newly diagnosed newborns.

Awarding of top ten barangay midwives who were given plaques for their efforts in promoting newborn screening

November 2013 – RN Heals of Malaybalay City hold an update for the Community Health Teams composed of midwives and the barangay health workers as the navigators spearheaded by Ms. Delia Antipasado while Ms. Maria Rica elucidated the situationer.

December 14, 2013 – Health Workers day with the theme:  “ Padayon Nga Nagkahiusa Moserbisyo Alang Sa Kalamboan sa Mayong Panglawas” at Freedom Park.


Regularly done Blood Donation Program

Regular exercise has been made a routine activity of the City Health office personnel every 3:00 p.m. in the afternoon Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Visual Inspection with Acetic Acid examination done

Upper Pulangui District constituents joined the celebration of World TB Day with the theme: “ TB! Hanapin, Gamitin, Pagalingin”  at Barangay Mapulo. Dr. Ricardo L. Reyes is the speaker on March 24, 2015.

National Household Targeting System Philhealth Enlistment Team conducted profiling and enlisting to all 46 barangays

City Health Office sponsored April monthly convocation program of the City Government of Malaybalay City with the theme: “ Tamang Serbisyo Para sa Kalusugan ng Pamilya (TSEKAP). Mr. Romulo M. Lapuz, Jr of Philhealth was the guest speaker.

April 28, 2015 – Program Implementation Review at Cebu City – has been done every year for planning and revisiting of programs implemented for the year 2014.

Dugang Hatod Serbisyo – a joint whole year round activity of Local Government Unit agencies extending services to the constituent’s right in their barangays. (April, 2015)

April 10, 2015 – orientationfor the inclusion of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) to the Expanded Program on Immunization Program

May 2015 – 44 barangays were declared Green Banner Awardees

May, 2015 – Candle Light Memorial for HIV/AIDS

May 26, 2015 – Hospital referral orientation

June 1- 5, 2015 – Newborn Screening training with all nurses and midwives

CHO regular quarterly meeting held

June 18-19 & June 25-26, 2015 – Vector – Borne Disease Prevention and Management Training  at Loiza’s Pavillion

July 30, 2015 – ASEAN Dengue Day celebrated with the Barangay officials of Casisang followed by a larval survey

June 26, 2015 – School- Based Immunization Orientation at Pal-ing , Patpat , Malaybalay City

July 17-23, 2015 – Malaybalay Physical Therapy Unit celebrates 37th National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week with Dr. Jane Del Mundo.

July 23, 2015 – National Deworming Day at Taipan Hotel for the National School- Based Deworming Talakayan with the media people

July 29, 2015 – Nationwide simultaneous deworming day

July 31, 2015 –  Sandugo Awards at Pryce Plaza Hotel

August 14, 2015 – fun- filled lung month celebration at the City Covered Court with the theme: “ TB Free Philippines: Continuing from Childhood to Adulthood”. Inter Zumba and Poster Making Contest in cooperation with the BHWs and midwives.

August 18, 2015 – 15th Hataw Anniversary with a happy walk and community exercise.

September 30, 2015 – Kalihokan Kontra Kiti-kiti (KKK) a simultaneous clean-up

September, 2015 – Safe Motherhood Congress

October 2015 – Hi Impact 5 orientation to all barangays , focus is on reducing maternal and under 5 mortality.

October 6 – 15, 2015 BHW Training at Taipan Hotel and Restaurant, to capacitate newly installed BHWs and those who have not undergone it.

November 12, 2015 – TB Caravan at the Bukidnon National High School with poster making contest.

November 5, 2015 – Buntis Summit

Barangay 5 and Can-ayan are  Green Banner Awardees for 2015

Novemebr 3-10, 2015 – Filariasis Assessment Survey at 7 elementary schools Busdi ES, Panamukan ES, Casisang ES, Langasihan ES, Padernal ES, Tintinaan ES and Kilap-agan ES

November 23, 2015 – EOHS Health Team distributed olyset nets at Casisang and Dalwangan

Long Lasting Insecticide Treated Net  are distributed at Zamboanguita, Kulaman, Silae, Busdi and Caburacanan.

December 4, 2015 – Health Workers Day celebration

December 2, 2015 – World Aids Day at BSU with the theme: Getting to Zero”.

December 18, 2015 – Diabetes Mellitus Club Party and regular monitoring for Fasting Blood sugar and BP monitoring



February – March 2016   – Catch up immuninzation for trivalent oral polio virus vaccine. Immunization coverage for defaulters of children below 5 yrs old with tOPV and Measles Rubella

March 18, 2016 – World TB Day at Basakan District Violeta, Malaybalay City. It bears the theme: Sama- samang Hanapin, Gamutin at Pagalingin Lahat! End TB.

Regular monthly monitoring for DM Folks at the City Health Office every last Friday of the month

February 9,2016 – Orientation on Polio Catch immunization and Helminthiasis

April 16, 2016 – CHO Staff conference at the Gardens Party Venue

May, 2016 – A one month long Operation Tuli

June 23,2016 – IEC on Ill Effects of Drugs at the Malaybalay City Jail

June 15, 2016 – ALAGA KA Launched by PhiHealthm at Freedom Park Malaybalay City

June 21-23, 2016  – Orientation on the Mass Drug Administration and immunization  for the whole month of July and August at the Gardens

June 24, 2016 – Kidney Month celebration with the Free Urine Screening at the Malaybalay City Central School for 100 pupils screened

June 27-30, 2016 – CHO Program Implementation Review and Planning at Cebu City

June 14, 2016 – consultation Workshop at the Gardens Party Venue

Visual Inspection with Acetic Acid was brought to Dugang Hatud Serbisyo

June 22, 2016 – Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation and DM Week celebrations with Ms. Marivic Bolivia Lazar RND spoke on Nutrition and Health Living and Diabetes was tackled by Mr. Peter Paul Ratilla ,PTRP

June 2016 – Nutrition Month celebrated with the emphasis on the First 100 days of a baby

August 16, 2016 – “ Babae,Malusog, Ligtas, Handa.” A congregation of women, mothers and breastfeeding  mothers gatherd at Managok for Safe MotherHood   Caravan

Maternal Death Review

October 15, 2016 – Malaybalay City Central School recipient for funding of Global Hand Washing celebration

Free Urine Screening for the Renal Disease Control Program in an expanded coverage for the schools whole year round

Oplan Tokwang Dengue Campaign – conceptualized by the Human Resource for Health (HRH) nurses to eradicate vector borne diseases

August 12, 2016 – Lung Month celebration was held at Aglayan, Malaybalay City with the theme: Sama- sama , Hanapin, Gamutin, Pagalaingin, Lahat! End TB, TB control in the era of HIV.”

August 19, 2016 – Hataw Anniversary celebration at the Malaybalay City covered Court

August 19, 2016 – PWD registration at Casisang, Malaybalay City, the program aimed to reach the whole city through barangay visits to register all PWDs

September 12, 2016 – CHO and VET in a joint convocation with the theme: “ Aligning Human and Animal Investments Towards a Quality Healthcare for All”. Dental bus was turned – over to the City of Malaybay by Dr. Vincent Raguro DMO IV.

October 13, 2016 – Buntis Caravan at the People’s Hall discussed on post partum care, newborn screening, EPI, Family Planning and breastfeeding

October 20, 2016 –  Buntis Summit at the Gardens to tackle on pregnancies and complications

November 23-25, 2016 – Capability Building for BHWs at Delans Place

December 1, 2016 – World Aids Day was celebrated at BUKSU

December 6, 2016  – Consistent sandugo awardee to receive another award atPryze Plaza Hotel

December 10, 2016 – Launching of Iwas Paputok Campaign at Malaybalay City Central School

GO4Health at Aglayan, Malaybalay City was launched on December 14-16, 2016

December 12, 2016 –  Newborn Screening Forum at the Gardens


January, 2017 – The CHO yearly took part in the One- Stop –Shop initiative of the city for renewal of business permits

January 29, 2017 – “ Let’s Kilatis Kutis Together” World Leprosy Day celebration at Barangay 9 Covered Court

January, 2017 – school- Based Deworming

February 15-17, 2017 – MPOWER  Training for 60 attendees of  Malaybalay City for the 6 strategies in implementing Tobacco Control Program

February 15 & 17, 2017 – GO4Health  Concept was launched by the Department of Health Region X at Casisang National High School and San Isidro College – High School Department

Regular Oral Health Services to the barangays all year round

Free Urine Screening in Schools all year round

February 21, 2017 – STI/HIV/AIDS Planning and Evalaution at Bethel Baptist Hospital conference Hall

March 23, 2017 – World TB Day celebrated in an Ethnic Inspired theme, Ms. Mia Joy Salilong was crowned Ms. World TB Day

March 8, 2017 – Rabies Awareness Month  Caravan at Villa Mercedes Barangay Sumpong, Malaybalay City

Dugang Hatud Serbisyo all year round activity

BHW semi Annual Meeting

March – May 2017 – Philhealth profiling in the barangays

July – August , 2017 – TB/HIB Screening at Managok , Mapulo and BJMP

June – December 2017 – Drug Users Classification, PWD registration, mental health assessment in the 39 barangays

June , 2017 – Kidney month celebration was celebrated with the conduct of Free Urine Screening at Patpat Elementary School and other school throughout the year

July 2017 – Schistosomiasis Mass Treatment the whole month

July 17-23, 2017 – 39th National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week with moterala drivers, pedestrians, motorists, street vendors, street sweepers and employees

July 31, 2017 – Nutrition month culmination program in a theme: Health Diet Gawing Habit for Life” in the observance of 43rd Nutrition month

August ,2017 – whole  month School – Based Immunization in the schools and community

August 19, 2017 – 17th Hataw Anniversary at Freedom Park , Malaybalay City

Whole Month of August 2017 – intended for immunization of grades 1 and 7 students for all public and some private schools.

Buntis Caravan for pregnant women and mothers

March to September, 2017 – Philhealth Profiling for the 46 barangays

October 10, 2017 – ALAGA KA with indigenous people of Poblacion 1 and 2 andall members of NHTS (National Targeting System)

October 19, 2017 – Global Hand Washing Day at Sumpong Central School

November 16, 2017 – World Diabetes Day  @ Delan’s Place was observed every November, Dr. Hope Larot was the speaker for the said event

November 13-15, 2017 – Enforcement Training on the 100% Smoke Free Initiative for Malaybalay City at Delan’s Place

November 23-24, 2017 – Malaybalay City hosted the 4th Quarter Tobacco Control Network Technical Working Group Meeting at Loiza’s Pavillion

November 23, 2017 – PWDs and Senior Citizens gather at the Malaybalay City Covered Court for a Fasting Blood sugar , Blood Pressure monitoring and Urine Screening

Visual Inspection With Acetic Acid services is brought to the 46 barangays to cater to needs of women to undergo such screening to detect cervical cancer whole year round

December 1, 2017 – CHO made the observance of the World Aids Day at Malaybalay City Jail with Dr. Susan Marie Punongbayan

December 6, 2017 – Health Workers Day at Folk Arts Kaamulan Grounds, Ms. Zenaida D. Arbuso , BCHS of the Regional Health Office X was invited to speak on “ Empowring Community Volunteer Health Workers through the Spirit of Volunteerism”


January 19, 2018 – “ Kapag Bongga ang smile Bongga ang Future “ theme for the Puppet Show held at Aglayan, Malaybalay City. A show for children on oral health care

January 8, 2018 – March 2018 – CHO heads for Biggest Loser, Weight Lose Challenge, Mr. Jason Timones won the contest, Ms. Liagros Estardo 2nd and Mr. Darwin Sinues got the 3rd prize

Janaury 30-31, 2018 – Newborn Screening Refresher Course with Mr. Gil Bernard Samonte and Pauline Angela Balansag – NBS Coordinator of the Department of Health Region X

Mobile Blood donation whole year round

February 5, 2018 – was held the observance of Heart Month, Hataw exercise was done with all employees from the city and the Provincial government with the theme “ Mahalin ang Pusong Ngmamahal, Maghealthy Lifestyle Na!

February 27, 2018 – held the Leprosy Week at Aglayan, Malaybalay City. The theme was focused on children “ Prevent disabilities in Children Find, Treat and Cure all Leprosy Cases”

February 9, 2018 – Maternal Neonatal Child Health and Nutrition Program updates for skilled health workers was held at The Gardens to ensure that identified health indicators as reaching mothers, neonates and under five children are in proper health and nutrition through these skilled health workers.

March 1, 2018 – HIV Awarenes Seminar and Testing at Bukidnon State University. Out of 100 students, 27 of which voluntarily submitted themselves to HIV test. Dr. Susan Marie Punongbayan spoke to these crowd on HIV 101 and Ms. Nemesia Babanto for Sexually Transmitted Infections.

March 24, 2018 –  NTP raise the call “Wanted: Leaders for a TB Free World You Can Make History: End TB” at People’s Hall Old City Hall in collaboration with the Provincial Health Office NTP team. Dr. Maria Azalea Cordero, Medical Officer III, PMDT STC Physician to speak for this event

March 10, 2018 – Buntis  Day was observed with POGS ( Philippine Obstetric and Gynecologists  Society) at Aglayan, Malaybalay City to educate the pregnant women on the dos and donts and complications of pregnancy.

April to June of 2018 – Schistosomiasis Mass Treatment was conducted to all the 17 endemic barangays Casisang , Barangay 1, Can-ayan, Managok,Linabo, Violeta, Barangay 9, Malaigya, Sto Nino, Sinanglanan, Apo Macote, San Martin, Bangcud, Simaya, Silae, Mapulo and Kulaman. Cleints are given praziquantel for treatment

Operation Tuli in the months of April and May, 2018

January to July , 2018 – Children  1- 18 years old are dewormed in the schools of Malaybalay City

April 16-17, 2018 – NTP Refresher Course on the Manual of Procedures of NTP Program with all midwives and nurses

April 6, 2018 – Dangerous Drug advocacy was done and drug testing for drug clearing at Kulaman

May 25, 2018 – Dangerous Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment Program (DDAPTP) Community Based Rehabilitation for Drug Use Disorder Training was funded by DOH Region X. Held at Zamboanguita, Malaybalay City for the Barangay Health Workers with Dr. Ann Michelle Go

May 17, 2018 – Newborn Screening Forum to educate the parents of confirmed positive babies of metabolic disorders on the management of such disorder

May 7, 2018 – School – Based Immunization orientation with the midwives and nurses to strategically combat the dengvaxia scare not to affect the program

HPV was pushed to the schools, immunization of HPV to grade 4 pupils all throughout the schools of the 46 barangays

July 22, 2018 – National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week at the Physical Therapy Unit for BP monitoring and counseling during the celebration

July, 2018 – Annual Celebration of Nutrition Month had the theme: “ Ugaliing Magtanim, Wastong Nutrisyon Aanihin”.. giving importance on accessible garden in the homes and in the community to reduce malnutrition

Whole month of July, 2018-  was allotted to the conduct of Community Based Program Implementation Review of Health and Nutrition Programs at The Gardens – this is with Barangay Captains, Kagawad on Health , midwives, nurses and doctors in assessing how far the programs of health has gone in the implementation.

August 1, 2018 – A radio interview for the tobacco control Program with Ms. Maria Elena Dandasan, Nurse of the Provincial Health Office.

August 7, 2018 – DOH funded the Sight Saving Month celebration which was held at Casisang Central School with grades 1-4 pupils to inculcate in the children minds the importance of eye sight. The theme was “ Mas Makikita ang Forever Kung Eye sight ay Better”.

August 17, 2018 – 8th Hataw Anniversary

August 17, 2018 – Harmonized School Community Mass Drug Administration (HSCMDA) meeting and Neglected Tropical Diseases Management Information System (NTD- MIS) Implementation updates held at Loiza’s Pavillion. This was to update skilled health workers on their roles and responsibilities for data collection.

August, 2018 – IEC and house to house or door to door immunization of children

August  31, 2018 – Maternal and Under Five Death Review at the Gardens Party Venue, MDR is a key instrument to improve the quality of maternal health  care services

August 1-3, 2018 – Smoking Cessation Intensive Training with Dr. Gay Ardanas and Mr. Armand Ardanas, the training is organized to establish lingkage and proper referral system for the cessation part of the Tobacco control Program.

August 3, 2018 – “Alaga Ka” orientation for the indigenous people at Aglayan, Malaybalay City to raise the awareness and knowledge of the Philhealth package and be able to directly update the members and dependents  record.

Bi- Annual Data Quality Check (DQC)  for Rural Health Midwives, they are to identify problems based on data from the barangays. These data are checked to gauge the quality of health and nutrition implementation at the barangay level.

Primary Eye Care Program joins with the Non- Communicable Disease Program being brought to the barangays together with other programs on mental health, PWD, DDAPTP, be given attention as a program

September, 2018 – The City Health Office Schistosomiasis Team scheduled the Malacological Survey at Barangay Simaya Purok 6 Spring in 3 areas where snails are collected and examined for infection rate of cercaria trematode worms, and the presence of strongyloids vermicularis and escherichia coli.

September 3, 2018 – National Red Orchid Awards Validation for the Local Government Unit of Malaybalay held at the City Health Office. This was the first time the LGU were nominated and the first LGU in Bukidnon to have gotten the recognition in the National level.

September to November, 2018 – The Fogging Team and communities took an action due to the upsurge of the dengue cases around Malaybalay. Massive clean- up was called up.

October 12, 2018 – The Local Government Unit of Malaybalay City thru the City Health Office has been awarded 1st Placer Rural Health Unit of the 2nd Class Local Government Units in the Region X. It was held at Pearlmont Hotel , Cagayan de Oro City during the Northern Mindanao Harmonized Awarding. Programs that contributed to this achievement are awards for the Red Orchid Awards for Tobacco Control Program, Exclusive Breastfeeding, Infant and Young Child Feeding, Mental Health, Sandugo (Mobile Blood Donation ) Facility Based Delivery, Family Planning, Garantisadong Pambata, soil Transmitted Helminthiasis, Schistosomiasis, Tuberculosis- HIV and Nutrition Program. A cash grant was also received by the agency.

The Non- Communicable Disease team visited the 46 barangays for registration of Persons with Disabilities (PWD), assessment on mentally ill patients, and assessments with the Persons Who Use Drugs (PWUD), and consultation , screening for Primary Eye Care.

October 25 – November 29, 2018 – Malaybalay City held the schedules of Forum for all LGU offices to the raise awareness and increase the knowledge of the constituents of the city on the ill effects of Tobacco smoke/second Hand smoke, promoting the City Ordinance No. 885 Known as The Revised Malaybalay City Smoke Free Ordinance.

Tobacco Control Forum to the Public conveyances , Food and Non- Food establishment of the city. they are oriented on the ill effects of tobacco and the provisions of the ordiance, the concept o 100% smoke free zone for the specific areas of the city and the application of 100 meter ban of tobacco products from the perimeters of a specific public place. Every establishment has to know their responsibilities and the penalties for offenses.

The City Health Office joined with Hatud Serbisyo bringing its services to the door steps of the communities. These services rendered by the agency are Visual Inspection with Acetic Acid for women and direct referral of patients for sputum examination, health education on health and nutrition, dental examination, medical consultation with free medicines, basic laboratory tests.

December 10-11, 2018 World aids Day celebration at Bukidnon State University with Mr. Marvin Ted G. Membreve to talk on HIV to 165 students who attended the event.

December 13, 2018 – A themed costume Health Workers Day celebrated at Folk Arts Theater in a theme “ Resilient Volunteer Health Workers toward health “.Everyone is in a themed outfit , dressed according to Bohemian attire, gods and goddesses, polka dots, hawaian costume and Filipiniana attire.

City Nutrition Committees quarterly Meeting at the Gardens , BNS Quarterly meeting, Search for Outstanding Garden of Go, Grow & Glow, Nutrition Evaluation (MELLPI) in the 46 barangays on April 16-25, 2018.

November 15- 16, 2018 – WHO Child Growth Standard Refresher Course for BNS at the Gardens Party Venue

November 27, 2018 – Malaybalay City Government thru City Nutrition Program is a consistent awardee for an outstanding performance in nutrition thru effective and efficient implementation of nutrition program at Cove Hotel, cugman Cagayan de Oro City

Ms. Glenda Dahilog of Purok 1 Can-ayan, Malaybalay City is 2nd placer for the Best Gulayan sa Tugkaran and received the P 7,000 cash prize along with 4 barangays that are Green Banner awardees of the said awarding ceremony.

Annual Report 2021


With SARS-CoV-2 virus in our community overwhelmed the healthcare system due to the rise of COVID 19 cases. As a response, the Local Government Unit of Malaybalay City opened LIGTAS COVID CENTER quarantine facility at Barangay Patpat, with license to operate duly approved by the Department of Health Center for Health Development – Northern Mindanao. The quarantine facility is managed by the City Health Office of Malaybalay headed by Dr. Dennis P. Sangalang, MD- City Health Officer II and supervised by Ms. Maria Rica E. Raguro, RN, MAN. Nurses from the Local Government Unit and Nurses under the Human Resource for Health from the Nurse Deployment Program of the Department of Health, are among those handling the COVID-19 patients at the facility 24/7. Other workers include, Barangay Health Workers from nearby barangays and utility workers are assigned at the Local COVID Center. The facility admitted patients contracted with COVID-19 disease with mild to moderate symptoms. About 581 clients admitted and cared for and discharged as recovered.

Quarantine Facility

In 2021, a total of 1,431 COVID-19 confirmed patients/probable patients were admitted at Ligtas COVID Center and to other 3 quarantine facilities in the city.

Patients were admitted for 14 days, given care and treatment then discharged as recovered. There are also patients referred to a hospital for further management and treatment.

3 – Day National Vaccination Days

A 3-day 1st National Vaccination kicked off activity on November 29, 2021 at the Enhanced Screening Area (ESA) – one of the Malaybalay City’s vaccination sites.

Hon. Doc Boy Florencio Jr. Flores, City Mayor was present and gave his message. Dr. Susan Punongbayan gave the opening program and Dr. Vincent C. Raguro, DOH- DMO V gave a short message on our quest to achieve that herd immunity.

About 17,582 were vaccinated on the said activity.


The Office of the Civil Defense turned over the 8 van type rooms located at Ligtas COVID Center compound to the City of Malaybalay last December 10, 2021.

The short program started with the blessing of the rooms and followed with the turn over ceremony with the City Mayor Hon. Florencio T. Flores Jr.

Launching of the COVID-19 Vaccination Roll-out for 12-17 population

Last November 15, 2021, the COVID-19 Vaccination Roll-out for 12-17 population was launched at Malaybalay City Jollibee Drive-thru. This was attended by Dr. David Mendoza, DOH-CHDNM 10 and Dr. Vincent Raguro, DMO V were present. About 831 of the 12 – 17 years old were vaccinated.

Simulation activity at the Enhancement Screening Area

The office concluded its first simulation for COVID19 vaccination on March 08, 2021 attended by various representatives both from the Local Government Unit, Provincial and National Offices. The simulation activity is one of the most crucial stage before conducting the vaccination proper.

(Simulation activity at the Enhancement Screening Area participated by different frontliners such as: Doctors, NDP Staffs, Contact Tracers, Midwives, LGU Nurses, BHWs and other Government Officials and Agencies last March 08, 2022)

The City Government of Malaybalay led by City Health Office has given its best by providing all the necessary needs for the vaccination activities. Despite pandemic and lack of manpower, the Vaccination Team has exerted their best efforts and united in preparing its activities at the Triage area. Indeed, in unity there is strength. It’s the strength of many, the power of one as a team.

Vaccination for A1 category

The A3 or the co-morbid category, members of the A1 Armed Forces of the Philippines and Senior Citizen at the Enhanced Screening Area (ESA) for vaccination.

The vaccination started in the City with its first group for all the frontliners (A1) last March 15, 2021. The activity was crowded which comprises of the following: Barangay Health Workers, Contact Tracers, Barangay Health Emergency Response Team, Nurses, Police, Soldiers and the rest of the A1 category.

The vaccinator has a master list of priority and eligible population, possible vaccination centers were identified, available cold chain storages and other logistical requirements were ensured.

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