DOH-S. Leyte launches first F1 + Botika ng Bayan in Pacific towns

MAASIN CITY, Dec. 16 (PIA) -- The Department of Health (DOH) - Southern Leyte initially launched the Fourmula 1 + Botika ng Bayan in the municipality of Hinundayan, one of Southern Leyte towns in the Pacific area.

Hinundayan Municipal Mayor Elisa Dela Cruz in her Facebook post noted that Hinundayan Rural Health Unit is the first recipient of the Botika ng Bayan program under the F1 plus BNB program in the Pacific area.

In its efforts to provide quality and accessible healthcare services to the Filipinos, President Rodrigo Duterte released Presidential Directive No. 2016-0186 on the revival of the "Botika Ng Bayan (BNB) Program.

It aims to ensure access to safe, effective and quality medicines to patients prioritizing the marginalized, underserved population, vulnerable population (PWD, elderlies, children, uniformed personnel and their dependents), it was learned.

Mayor Dela Cruz further said that their municipal government can now serve the indigent and marginalized sector of the population in the community with free essential medicines.

The Botika ng Bayan program will provide access to free essential medicines for common diseases in the community to targeted population, she added in her post.

The municipality of Hinundayan favorably responded by signing the Memorandum of Agreement with the Department of Health (DOH) Provincial Office represented by Dr. Verna Fernandez, Mayor Dela Cruz said. (ldl/esg/PIA SoLeyte)

Source: Philippines Information Agency (

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