The Local Government Unit of San Jose under the administration of Mayor Antonio B. Chavez, in its second time around belonged to the lists of Green Achiever Major Awardees during the 7th Salud Bikolnon Awards 2016 given by the Department of Health Regional Field Office 5 held at La Piazza Covention Center, Legazpi City last December 8, 2016 with the theme, “Salud para sa Gabos, Gabos para sa Salud”
Green Achiever Award is given as recognition to top five Municipalities, Cities or Local Government Units with the most number of green marks in the DOH-LGUs score card on count which equates to the growing health services and better health output.
Mayor ABC together with the Municipal Health Officer, Dr. Arnel P. Armea received the plaque plus a cash award of seventy-five thousand pesos (75,000) presented by DOH RO V Regional Director, Dr. Napoleon L. Arevalo, and DOH Assistant Secretary Nestor F. Santiago Jr.
DOH ASec Santiago in behalf of DOH secretary Paulyn Jean Rosell-Ubial gave a talk regarding the three guarantees of The Philippine Health Agenda which covers Universal Health Insurance, All Life Stages & Triple Burden of Disease and Service Delivery Network. He further stressed the goals of PHA which are: Attain Health-Related SDG Targets, Financial Risk Protection, Better Health Outcomes and Responsiveness.
The said ceremony is an annual recognition and awarding of DOH partners in the health sector based on CY 2015 performances. It is also a way to showcase the best practices and initiatives in health program implementation and improving the health status of communities in Bicol Region.