Provincial Health Office

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.