ILOILO City – Do not panic. This is the Department of Health’s (DOH) appeal to the people of Western Visayas following one laboratory-confirmed case of Zika infection in Jaro district.

The spread of Zika infection – a mosquito-borne disease – can be averted by keeping surroundings clean, said Dr. Jessie Glen Alonsabe, regional epidemiologist of DOH.


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PERSONNEL of the Department of Health-Regional Office VI (DOH-RO VI) headed by Director Marlyn W. Convocar joined the nationwide simultaneous earthquake drill on June 22, 2016.

Despite of the rainy weather, some 113 employees and clients participated in the exercise - doing the duck, cover and hold position; evacuating in an orderly manner; and gathering in a safe area for evacuation and head count.

The simultaneous earthquake drill was initiated by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) to raise awareness on what to do and what to avoid during and after an earthquake to prevent injury and eventualities as well as to test the response plans of agencies should an earthquake occur.

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TWO government offices and two local government units (LGUs) in Western Visayas achieved the Hall of Fame status after winning the Red Orchid Award (ROA) of the Department of Health (DOH) for three consecutive years.

The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PHIC)-Regional Office VI and the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP)-Bago City in Negros Occidental are Hall of Fame awardees under the government offices category. While the municipalities of Sta. Barbara and New Lucena, both in Iloilo province, were adjudged Hall of Famers under the LGU category.