I.    Profile and Analysis of existing situation

This health plan was made thru the direction of the Local Government unit and other government agencies.

            References and sources of information was taken from Local Civil Registrar Records and Reports of RHU, Records of the National Census and Statistics.

            Records and Reports for the year 1998, 1999 and average of 5 years from 1993 – 1997 were utilized as baseline data for analysis, which were used in the projection of 2000 to 2010, plan.

            This plan is directed to the promotive, preventive, curative and rehabilitative aspects of public health in relation to the implementation of Primary Health Care as an approach to the delivery of priority public health services. The Rural Health Unit which is considered the guardian for Health of the Community is responsible in providing the services in collaboration with the other government and private sectors of the community. The primary health care approach shall be the guide in entering the health needs of the community. Private health sectors should be encourage to share their technology and support self help project. Active community participation as a whole should be initiated to attain a coordinative effort for the community based development project.

The plan has its direction to the following priorities.

  1. Delivery of basic health services.
  2. Ensuring that Hinoba-an Rural Health Unit is keeping up with the Quality AssuranceProgram on the Sentrong Sigla in its health Services Continuous Health Education

Popular community participation involving different government agencies, private entities, civic organizations and private volunteers to create a favorable climate in the implementation of the programs and above all the support of the Local Government Unit.

Health Resources and Facilities

           As stated earlier, there is a Rural Health Unit operating in the Municipality. It occupies an office measuring 240 sq.m. more or less in a building adjacent to the Municipal Hall. Services rendered by the unit are as follows; emergency cases, treatment, consultations, basic health services that includes women’s health and safe Motherhood, Laboratory except for dental services. Aside from the RHU, we have 12 barangay health stations delivering basic health services and medical services. We one hospital to cater our referrals and it is located 3.5 kms. away from the RHU is staffed by (1) one MHO, (3) three Nurses, (16) sixteen Midwives assigned in different barangays, (1) one Medical Technologist; 1 Lab. Aide; 1 RSI; 1 Janitor and 1 Nursing Aide. All are permanent employee.

            At present RHU personnel is an adequate to provide basic Medical services for a population of 50702 compared to the standard requirement which is 1 MHO per 20,000 population but because of the presence of the hospital it is still adequate. 1 Nurse / 20,000 – standard is 3 – adequate, 1 RHU / 3000 – 16 still adequate but we need to have 3 more RHU to be assigned: Barangay Asia, Sitio Manalimsim, Barangay Po-ok and Spur 3 Bacuyangan because of its Geographical location of its sitios. 2 RSI is needed to complete the required standard which is 3.

            The RHU have 1 PHDP vehicle as permanent transportation facilities however in sitios where in  it is unreachable by a vehicle, the personnel need to walk but it can be reach by a motorcycle, thus RHU personnel need a motorcycle to further improve health services.

            The Municipality of Hinoba-an has 4 Ambulances to cater the needs of the clients who will be referred to tertiary level of health care.

            Hinoba-an has an active members of Local Health Board under the leadership of Mayor Francisco R. Bilbao, who answers problems regarding health, not only in the RHU but also in the hospital for a better health delivery system. It is also Hinoba-an who had first formulated the District Health Zone where in the chairperson was Hon. Francisco R. Bilbao, the Mayor of Hinoba-an with this body of Health Board; District Health Zone the health status of Hinoba-an will improve up year 2010.

II.    Problem / Needs:

  1. There is a need to employ additional manpower such as (1) dentist, (3) RHM, (2) RSI, (1) Computer Clerk to alleviate existing shortage of health personnel in the municipality;
  2. There is a need to construct Barangay Health Stations and weighing post which will serve as our feeding centers and that will be located in Barangay San Rafael; Barangay Po-ok; Barangay Culipapa and Barangay Asia;
  3. The main health center needs repainting; tiling of floors and ceiling;
  4. There is a need for additional budgetary support to augment the need to control communicable diseases and possible outbreaks and epidemics;
  5. Lack of visual materials needed for massive health education campaign;
  6. There is a need for 2 motorcycle to be use in monitoring health programs and to hard to reach area.


III.    Goals

  1.  To uplift the general health condition of the Municipality
  2. To effect an efficient delivery of health services to the people of Hinoba-an.


  1.  To upgrade the quality of existing health facilities and add where they are needed.
  2.  To provide early diagnosis and treatment to all constituents.
  3.  To improve basic health services.
  4.  To improve the Health Center’s Laboratory Diagnostics Capabilities.
  5.  To improve the RHU Emergency Services
  6.  To improve RHU Capabilities in Medical Care
  7.  To improve Environmental Sanitation Program
  8.  To Rehabilitate the identified malnourished children.


Comprehensive / Integrated health services shall be made available to the whole population at different levels of administration through Primary Health Care Program.


  1.  To ensure that Hinoba-an RHU is keeping up with the quality Assurance      Program on the Sentrong Sigla in its health services.
  2.  To pilot one barangay become a show case to implement environmental sanitation program.
  3.  To monitor health status and the populations in order to provide early diagnosis and treatment.
  4.  To ensure Health Financing be in place.




            The Municipality  of  Hinoba-an is composed of (13) thirteen barangays with only one district under the leadership of the district supervisor and under the general supervision of the Schools Division Superintendent of Negros Occidental of the Department of Education.

            This district has (6) six primary schools and (16) elementary schools: (2) National High School with (3) three extension schools and (2) private schools.

            The Central Elementary School now named Luis C. Tembrevilla Elementary School is located at the town proper while the rest of the elementary and primary schools are scattered in all the barangays of this municipality. Distributions of both are as follows: Brgy. Pook- (1) one complete elementary, Brgy. Alim-(1) elementary school, Brgy. Asia- (1) elementary and primary, Brgy. Bulwangan- has one elementary and (1) one primary, Brgy. Daug- (1) one elementary, Brgy. Culipapa has (1) elementary and (2) primary schools, Brgy. Sangke has (1) one elementary, Brgy. Bacuyangan- has (3) three elementary and (1) one primary, Brgy. Talacagay- has (2) elementary and (1) primary school, Brgy. Damutan- (1) one elementary school and Brgy. 1 Poblacion has (1) one elementary school.

            On the other hand the public secondary schools are located at Brgy. Bulwangan, Culipapa, Talacagay, Sangke and Brgy. Poblacion. Private secondary schools are situated at Brgy. Bacuyangan and Brgy. 1 Poblacion. All of the National Public High School have complete secondary education (First to Fourth year classes). Same too, with the private high schools.

            Of the (6) six primary schools, (3) three are located on the hilly and mountainous areas while the (3) three are just on the lowland but only (1) one could be reached by regular transportation. The farthest among the schools from the District Office is CEMECO primary school with the distance of 40 kilometers and next is Payabon with the distance of 18 km. Both schools could be reached passing through the hilly mountainous terrain. Because of this, submissions of district reports are delayed.

            Non-formal education on the other hand is given to out-of-school youth, mothers, and the umemployed populace of the community. Progress offered are regular dressmaking classes for mothers in the different barangay, welding classes and literacy patrol which is handled by the military officials. There are problems encountered by the coordinator in the district because of the difficult in convincing the mothers and out of school youth.



  1. Improve the quality of life of the 12 barangays of Hinoba-an thru education.
  2. Increased literacy rate and coherent survival rate.
  3.  Decrease in dropout rate.
  4. To reduce failure rate and increase pupils promotion rate.


  1. Repair school buildings in the District of Hinoba-an especially the identified dilapidated ones.
  2. Improve teaching competencies of teachers thru seminars, trainings, updating and regular observation and monitoring of classes.
  3. Provide instructional, physical facilities and equipments.
  4. To institutionalize the testing program as a tool in measuring the learning outcomes and provide the basis for educational planning.
  5. To revitalize the Non-formal education program in order to reach-out to the parents.
  6. Enhance parents and community participation in school affairs thru the PTCA, making them aware that they are stake holders in education.
  7. To acquire and improve sports and cultural facilities and equipments.
  8. To strengthen teacher’s commitment and dedication to the service thru values formation and training programs.



  1. Increase literacy rate, cohort survival rate by at least 2% every year.
  2. Increase promotion rate to 100%
  3. Reduce dropout rate by 2% year.
  4. Increased MPS in the Division Achievement Test, Regional Achievement Test and other Diagnostic Test at least 3%/year.
  5. Revitalize remedial classes in English and Mathematics.
  6. Improve pupils’ competencies in English and Mathematics by organizing competitions in school, district and division levels.
  7. To provide pupils with better educational facilities such as libraries, laboratories and other ancillary services.
  8. Improved physical facilities like classrooms, sanitary toilets, water and illumination.
  9. Implements curriculum programs like Oplan Lesson Plan, No Read, and Move Compute Policy Assistance.
  10. Provide technical guidance to potential athletes and cultural talents.




Republic Act 7160 otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991 provides that LGU’s shall endeavor to provide basic services and facilities to its constituents to include extension of on site research services and facilities related to agriculture and fishery activities which include dispersal of livestock & poultry, fingerlings and other seeding materials for aquaculture, etc., preferably through cooperatives, inter-barangay irrigation system, water & soil resource utilization and conservation projects and enforcements of fishery laws including conservation of mangrove. Hinoba-an, having been identified as one food growth center of the provide shall strive to provide a better if not the best plan as far as food and marine resource sufficiency is concerned.


 Agriculture activities in the Municipality are very extensive. This sector has contributed to a large extent to the economic growth of the town.

The total agricultural land area of Hinoba-an is equivalent to 4,581 hectares or 11.05% of the total land area of the town.

Unlike the town in north and central part of the province, where sugar is the major product, rice is the number one crop in the locality.

Riceland accounts for 2,812 hectares or 61.38% of the total agricultural land. However, coconut land accounts for the second biggest share of agricultural land. Coconut plantation covers an area of 426 hectares or 9.3% of the total agricultural land of the Municipality. Corn is the next major crop planted to 513 hectares or11.2% of the total agricultural land area. Orchards ranks fourth with 310 hectares or 6.77% while vegetable have an area 20 hectares or 0.44% of the total agricultural land area and other crops have the total area of 500 hectares or 10.91% of the total agricultural land area. In CY 2001 the over-all production of rice was 19,945,789 kilograms there is an excess of 13,813,525 kilograms, which the Municipality marketed to its neighboring towns. The 2001 production of corn is 46,170 cavans or 2,308,500 kilograms. Like the excess production of rice, corn produced is transported to other towns especially to Negros Oriental, since most of the residents of Hinoba-an do not take corn as staple food.


  1. There is a need for proper utilization of land to maximize production.
  2. There is a need for an efficient irrigation system in identified irrigable areas.
  3. There is a need to diversify to other agricultural crops other than rice and corn.
  4. The problem of soil erosion of forestland.
  5. There is a need to expedite reforestation activities.
  6. There is a need to control illegal activities of kaingineros.
  7. The problem of maintenance of farm-to-market roads.
  8. Poor transportation facilities to transport agricultural products specially rice.
  9. Lack of support facilities like warehouse.
  10. Slow implementation of land reform program.
  11. The problem of price stabilization of palay especially during harvest season.
  12. Inadequate post harvest facilities.
  13. Mangrove deforestation.
  14. Insufficient funding assistance to small farmers and fisher folks.
  15.  Coral ref destruction by illegal fishers.
  16.  Lack of fishing equipment & facilities.
  17. Inadequate control of marine resources utilization.
  18. Need of a bantay dagat and patrol boat.
  19. Lack of protection and conservation of marine resources.



  1. To attain self-sufficient in crop, livestock and poultry production, by the year 2010.
  2. To uplift the socio-economic life of agricultural workers and fishermen.
  3. To sustain the fishing industry.


  1. To encourage agricultural and farm workers to practice inter and multiple cropping and introduce new post-harvest techniques to increase agricultural production.
  2. To expand irrigation system in other irrigable areas.
  3. To introduce new fishing techniques to fishermen.
  4. To establish support facilities like the ice plant, cold storage and warehouse.
  5. To implement effective the land reform program.
  6. To encourage application of Conservation Agriculture.


  1. To increase rice and corn production by 50% annually until 2010.
  2. To expand irrigation system in irrigation areas starting 2002.
  3. To construct and maintain farm-to-market roads starting 2001.
  4. To construct support facilities like warehouse and fishermen wharf by 2002.
  5. To implement effectively the land reform program.
  6. Conduct training on techniques on agriculture and fisheries.
  7. To expand and encourage organization of farmers’ and fishers’ cooperatives.
  8. To conduct the survey and titling of Barangay Damutan, being the SADZ area.
  9. To operationalized the ice plant, warehouse, fish terminal and cold storage by year 2003.


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