DOH allots P41.6M for health facilities in Mt. Province

BONTOC, Mountain Province, March 13 (PIA) -- The Department of Health (DOH) allotted for the province this year P41, 672,000.00 under its Health Facilities Enhancement Program (HFEP).

 

In her report during the latest Provincial Health Board meeting, Judith Louise Daoas of the Provincial DOH Office said the amount is appropriated for the infrastructure and equipment of health facilities such as health centers and barangay health stations and government hospitalsto sufficiently provide for emergency and primary care services.

Daoas reported that the   fund is appropriated to 20 barangay health stations, one rural health unit, and four hospitals in the province.

Of the total amount, P16,900,000.00 is allotted  for infrastructure of 17 barangay health stations  (BHS); P4,892,000.00 for equipping 12 BHS; P1,750,000.00 for one rural health unit ,  and P18,130,000.00 for the  Bontoc General Hospital, Barlig District Hospital, Besao District Hospital and Paracelis District Hospital.

Daoas said local government units are required to apply for permit to construct for all 2018 HFEP projects.

The improvement of health facilities is expected to help improve the health situation of the people. Juliet Saley (JDP/JBS-PIA CAR, Mt. Province)

 

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Mt. Province Destinations

Alab Petroglyph

The Alab Petroglyph is a huge rock formation that was inscribed with bows and arrows and is believed to have contained the ancient fertility rites of natives.

Backstrap and Loom weaving Houses ( Samoki Weaving)

This is where one can see an actual weaving by the locals. Tourists can come to this place for a photo-op and a chance to try their hand at weaving. Souvenirs can also be bought at these houses.

Bay-yo Rice Terraces

Bay-yo Rice Terraces are a smallet type of terraces that is spectacular to look at for tourists.

Bomod-ok Falls

Cascading white water and with a forceful might sending sprays of water that even on a hot day gives you an idea of just how freezingly-cold the pool at the bottom of the falls is truly a majestic sight to behold.

Bontoc Village Museum

It features a range of artifacts crafted by the Igorots for domestic purposes, to be used for traditional celebrations or practices. Inside the museum, one could appreciate the distinct richness of the Igorot's way of life.

Mt. Amuyao

The 8th highest peak in the Philippines with an elevation of 2,702 meters above sea level. Its summit provides its climbers a breathtaking panoram of Mountain Province, Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya, Ifugao and Cagayan Valley.

Mt. Clitoris (Tadian)

This is a sacred mountain regardless of its name. Standing proudly and serenely over 3 villages, this conical-shaped land mass is said to be home to some enchanted eels.

Mountain Province Trade Center

A mini-shopping center managed by the Department of Trade and Industry where skillfully crafted indigenous products are sold.

Sagada Hanging Coffins

Having their coffins hangng at the limestone sliffs is an imrtant tribal custom that thee locals have complied with through hundred of years.

Sumaguuing Caves

Two hundred fifty or so steps down a slipery trail, one can reach the Sumaguing Cave. This is one of the Philippines famous spelunking sites, it is a spectacular place to go to for the adventorous soul.