The Municipality of Lubao, under the stewardship of Mayor Esmeralda “Esmie” G. Pineda, was conferred by the Department of Health-Central Luzon with an Excellence Award for Health for “the selfless commitment in promoting and protecting the health of the people of Central Luzon, and for outstanding performance in the achievement of Universal Health Care goals” in ceremonies held on December 13, 2022 at Kingsborough International Convention Center, City of San Fernando, Pampanga.
The award is given to local government units with outstanding performances in their LGU local health scorecard, attesting their commendable performance in the provision of various health services and implementation of needed health reforms to be responsive to the need of their constituents and in the implementation of their sustainable local health systems.
Lubao was the only town in Pampanga—and among the few chosen municipalities in the region—to receive the award. The other LGUs are: Cabiao, Nueva Ecija; Dinalungan, Aurora; Dingalan, Aurora; Orani, Bataan; San Clemente, Tarlac; Balagtas, Hagonoy and Baliuag, Bulacan; and, Castillejos, Zambales.
Lubao programs for Maternal, Newborn, Child Health and Nutrition and Reproductive Health, or, “MNCHN-RH” also received the Bronze Champion Award. This plum acknowledges the efforts of the local government units and provinces who were able to achieve targets and deliverables related to the life-stage programs of Family Health, noteworthy of recognition, replication, and continual improvement.
The trophies were awarded by Health Undersecretary Eric Tayag and Center for Health Development Regional Director Corazon Flores. (Photos by Ian Pantig)