Press Release/22 January 2020

Recognizing the health needs and aspiring to make health services readily available and accessible 24/7 to constituents, Cavite government officials yesterday led by Congressman Strike B. Revilla, Vice - Governor Jolo M. Revilla and Mayor Lani Mercado-Revilla turned-over the Southern Tagalog Regional Hospital (STRH), formerly known as Bacoor District Hospital to the Department of Health represented by Undersecretary Gerardo C. Bayugo, Assistant Secretary Maria Francia M. Laxamana and Regional Director Eduardo C. Janairo for appropriate administration, supervision and a unified implementation of health programs towards effective health care delivery in the community. 

“I applaud the Cavitenos for initiating the establishment of this facility and envisioning a public hospital that will accommodate the medical needs especially of the unprivileged sector of our society. Rest assured we will continue its vision of ensuring effective and efficient public health service to all,” Regional Director Janairo stated. 

“This health facility will not only cater to the people of the province of Cavite but the whole of CALABARZON as well. We now have two apex hospitals in the region that will provide health care to all,” he elated.   

The Bacoor District Hospital was established by the provincial government in 2011 by virtue of Sangguniang Panlalawigan Resolution No. 084 2012 and served as the primary public hospital due to lack of government health facility in the locality. The hospital sits in a 5,000 square meter lot donated by then Senator Ramon Revilla Sr. In 2010 Senator Bong Revilla Jr. and Mayor Lani-Mercado-Revilla initiated the establishment of the hospital. From 2010-2018 the hospital has undergone various construction, renovation and improvement and was modernized under the DOH-Health Facility Enhancement Program (HFEP) with a total budget of Php241.5 million for infrastructure. 

The DOH - HFEP program aims to upgrade health facilities and provide training to health professionals and improve access of people to quality health care services by improving the delivery of basic, essential as well as specialized health services in the community. 

The proposal of the Bacoor District Hospital to Southern Tagalog Regional Hospital was initiated by Congressman Strike B. Revilla in House Bill 6618 during the convention of the 17th Congress in 2016. 

Regional Director Janairo, on November 9, 2018, forged a tripartite agreement between the Department of Health (DOH), Cavite provincial and Bacoor city officials to renovate the 10-bed Bacoor District Hospital and improve its services 

Janairo disclosed that under the agreement, the parties agreed to provide the necessary budget, personnel, supplies and equipment as appropriate in providing primary and eventually secondary healthcare services to indigent residents. 

The Southern Tagalog Regional Hospital is a DOH and Philhealth accredited Level 1 health facility since 2013 with a 50-bed capacity. 

Among its existing services includes outpati8nt consultation for Pediatrics, Medicine, OB/GYNE and Surgery. It has a secondary clinical laboratory for blood services, pharmacy, first level x-ray services and ultrasound services. 

Other services include dental, family planning, bemonc, newborn screening with hearing test, VIA examination for cervical cancer and an animal bite treatment center and a mother baby friendly facility that strictly promotes breastfeeding. 

Other key officials who were instrumental in the establishment of STRH who graced the turn-over ceremony were former Senator and Chairman of Committee on Health Senator JV Ejercito and Congresswoman Angelina Tan of the 4th District of Quezon.

IMG 6591SYMBOLIC TURN-OVER OF HOSPITAL KEY. Province of Cavite goverment officials led by (L-R) Bacoor City Councilor Rowena Mendola, Congressman Strike B. Revilla, Bacoor City Mayor Lani Mercado-Revilla, Vice-Governor Jolo Revilla III turns-over the ceremonial key of the Southern Tagalog Regional Hospital to Department of Health represented by Undersecretary Gerardo C. Bayugo, Regional Director Eduardo C. Janairo and Assistant Secretary Maria Francia M. Laxamana during the Turn-Over Ceremony held at the City of Bacoor on January 21, 2020. Witnessing the event is former Senator JV Ejercito, Congresswoman Angelina Tan of the 4th District of Quezon.

IMG 6534MOA SIGNING. Province of Cavite goverment officials led by (L-R) Vice-Governor Jolo Revilla III  City, DOH-Undersecretary Gerardo C. Bayugo, Bacoor City Mayor Lani Mercado-Revilla,  DOH-CALABARZON Regional Director Eduardo C. Janairo signs the Memorandum of Agreement for the turns-over of the Southern Tagalog Regional Hospital to the Department of Health held at the City of Bacoor on January 21, 2020 with Cavite governmenr officials and DOH staff witnessing the ceremony. 

IMG 3041DOH-CALABARZON Regional Director Eduardo C. Janairo spearheads the three-day planning of the technical working group for the turn-over of management and supervision of the Southern Tagalog Regional Hospital held in November last year at Red Planet Hotel in Quezon City.  

IMG 3063Technical working group composed of DOH-CALABARZON, Southern Tagalog Regional Hospital and Batangas Medical Center staff posed for a photo opportunity after the 3-day planning workshop held in November of last year at Red Planet Hotel in Quezon City.