City Ordinance No. 001 series of 2020

“An ordinance revising the Tabuk city Barangay Health Workers (BHW) Benefits and Incentive Code of 2013.” to “Tabuk City Barangay Health Workers (BHW) and Barangay Nutrition Scholars (BNS) Assistance, Benefits, and Incentive Code of 2019.”

Authored by: Hon. Ivan Yannick S. Bagayao 

Co-Authors: Hon. Kristian B. Wandag; Hon. Dick G. Bal-o; Hon. Eduardo A. Sacayle; Hon. Castor Cayaba; Hon. Elvis D. Tabanganay; Hon. Zorayda Mia Wacnang; Hon. Chester Alunday; Hon. Glenn Julius Amla; Hon. Samuel Suma-al; Hon. Henry Tubban, Jr.; and Hon. Thomas T. Duyan.

WHEREAS, Barangay Health Workers are the frontline service providers at the community level; 

WHEREAS, Republic Act 7883 was enacted into law in February 1995 which is an Act granting benefits and incentives to accredited Barangay Health Workers and for other purposes; 

WHEREAS, it is the intention of the Act to set the system for Barangay Health Workers to gain access to packages or resources and opportunities for improving their personal and professional development; 

WHEREAS, the implementing Rules and Regulations of RA 7883 define the Barangay Health Workers’ roles and responsibilities, the procedures and requirements the BHWS may undertake so that they can avail of the benefits and incentives; 

WHEREAS, the Earangay Nutrition Scholars Program a;m to implement nutrition programs, projects and activities and increase community participation to address malnutrition;
WHEREAS, PD 1569 aimed to provide at least one Barangay Nutrition Scholar (ENS) per barangay and such ENS shall be responsible for planning, coordination, advocacy and promotion; monitoring and evaluation; and resource mobili::ation of community nutrition programs, projects and activities;

WHEREAS, there is a need to pass an ordinance to localize the provisions of the national law;
NOW THEREFORE, Be it ordained by the Sangguniang Panlungsod of Tabuk in session duly assembled that: …Proceed full reading of the document.