heart month2The Health Education and Promotion Office together with Non-Communicable Diseases Cluster commemorated the Heart Month with the theme “Alagaan ang Puso, mag Healthy Lifestyle, Go smoke-free, Go Sigla, Go Sustansya and Go Slow sa Tagay” on February 13, 2015 at the Multi-purpose Covered Court of the Department of Health Regional Office No. XII. It was just a simple program with lots of Parlor Games for the employees.  Everyone enjoyed the games played in individual, by partner and by groups. The employees also gamely participated in the Zumba exercise which is also being conducted every Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays to make employees stay fit and healthy. It is also a part of the “Belly Gud” Program of the DOH.

FP program implementation reviewThe Family Planning Program Implementation Review  was conducted last February 24-26, 2015 at Grand Regal Hotel, Davao City. It was highlighted with the “Araw ng Parangal” for the most deserving LGUs  in the implementation of Family Planning Program in the region. The ceremony also recognized the highest performing RHUs of the provinces and a health center from Cotabato City.

The four provinces and one city  presented their accomplishments with emphasis on FHSIS reports, FP major indicator- the Contraceptive Prevalence Rates, local initiatives, sustainability strategies, policies, and public-private partnerships. They discussed functional service

MR-OPV-MI Campaign Program ReviewThe Department of Health, Regional Office XII headed by Director Teogenes F. Baluma successfully conducted the Measles Rubella-Oral Polio Vaccine Mass Immunization (MR-OPV-MI) Post Campaign Review and EPI Planning Workshop last January 12-16, 2015 in Camiguin Island, Philippines. Getting the commitment of the Local Government Units and their acceptance of the challenge to achieve the Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) targets are the ultimate objectives of the said activity.  The activity was very successful that one of the participants called it as “the best and well planned regional activity”.


The Department of Health, Regional Office No.XII headed by Director Teogenes F. Baluma, MDM, FPCHA, CESO III, conducted an Orientation Campaign on Iwas Paputok to different provinces and cities of Region XII in specified schedules with the theme " Mahalaga ang Buhay. Iwasan ang Paputok. Salubungin ang Bagong Taon ng Ligtas, Masaya at Puno ng Pag Asa." The activity was participated in by different Municipal Health Officers, Chief of Hospitals, Surveillance Officers, Local Government Units, Government and Private Health Institutions, Bureau of Fire Protection, DepEd School Principals, Guidance Counselors, District Supervisors, Media Partners and Legitimate Manufacturers and Dealers of Firecrackers.