CGV’s WONDER Project and Tutok Baga Project

In view of the continuous improvements and assurance of quality health service among the Biguenos, the City Health Office, in partnership with the Department of Health-IIlocos Sur, held the two-day training and orientation on the Reference Manual on seven priority areas as a barangay health education and promotion officer on May 20–21 for the first batch and May 22–23, 2024, for the second batch at Vigan Convention Center, wherein over three hundred sixty-nine barangay health workers from the various barangays of the city took part in the event.

Ms. May Bernardine Belardo and Mr. David Zaragoza of the Development Management Office, DOH-Ilocos Sur, together with the City Health Office led by CHO II Dr. Loida Ranchez, graced the said training.

Furthermore, on May 24, 2024, DOH-Ilocos Sur Health Team Leader Engr. John Foz, together with CHO II Loida Ranches, City Nutrition Officer Jeno Josef Figuracion, Committee on Health Chairperson SPM Janina Carine Medina-Farinas, SPM Karen Baquiran, and SPM Ada Joana Fe Artajos, led the culminating activity, wherein a certificate of completion was given to each of the participants and the election of a new set of officers for the BHW Federation was held.

The said training aimed to further equip the barangay health workers of the city, as they play a vital role in bridging the gap between the communities and the formal health care system.