Catanduanes among finalists in DOH “Purple Ribbon” awards
posted 8-Nov-2018  ·  
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LEGAZPI CITY (PIA) – Cash prizes of P300,000 – P500,000 await the top winners in the Purple Ribbon Award for Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health (RPRH) in Bicol region, with Catanduanes among the finalists.

The Purple Ribbon Award for RPRH is given every three years by the Department of Health (DOH) to recognize local government units (LGU) and civil society organizations (CSO) with exemplary practices, accomplishments and innovation in the implementation of RPRH and family planning programs.

“The award will be given to top LGUs and CSOs that have performed well based on the specified criteria.  For this year’s award, achievements will be based on 2016-2017 performance,” DOH Bicol Family Health Cluster Head Rita Mae Ang-Bon said.

Top three implementers will win P300,000, P400,000 and P500,000 respectively in provincial, city and municipal categories while one best implementer will receive P500,000 for civil society category.

The members of the inter-agency regional screening committee have evaluated and selected the finalists from the nominees.

The finalists for the provincial category are Sorsogon, Camarines Sur, Albay and Catanduanes while for the city category are Naga, Legazpi Masbate and Iriga.

The municipalities of San Fernando, Camarines Sur; Guinobatan, Albay; and Bagamanoc, Catanduanes got the nod of the screening body, edging out four other nominees.

The chapter of Family Planning Organization of the Philippines in Camarines Sur is the lone nominee for the CSO category.

Governance, health service delivery, health regulation and health financing are among the factors considered in picking the finalists.

The winners will be announced on October 26, 2018 after onsite validation and final meeting of the regional screening committee. (By Sally Atento-Altea of PIA5/Albay)

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