NAVAL, Biliran — Biliran Governor Rogelio “Roger” J. Espina has taken over the helm as chief of the Biliran Provincial Hospital (BPH) January 4, 2008.

Manila Buletin Online 10 Jan 2008

This shift in the BPH leadership here will ensure the transformation of the province’s premier hospital into a Medical Center.

Governor Espina finished a course on “Improving the Quality of Health Services” at Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts last October 2007.

He took over the hospital’s administration from Dr. Alfonso Veneracion who is now provincial health officer.

Espina, also a doctor by profession, is pushing for the BPH to become a tertiary hospital in order to provide more efficient and effective health services to the Biliranons.

At the same time, Espina would like the hospital to earn more income to increase funds for maintenance and operations of the upgraded hospital.

Another reason he cited to have the hospital’s level improved is the higher amount of PhilHealth benefits given to a patient.

For drug and medicines per confinement, a patient in a secondary hospital is given P1,500, while that in a tertiary hospital, a patient is entitled to P3,000; for intensive cases a patient in a secondary hospital will receive only P4,000, while the one in a tertiary hospital would receive P9,000, and in catastrophic cases the amount would be P4,000 and P14,000 respectively.

Espina emphasized that in a tertiary hospital, a patient with health insurance coverage is given more benefits and higher quality service while at the same time the hospital also earns more.

And when it comes to PhilHealth coverage, most of the people in Biliran province are already card holders, he said.

The young governor-doctor plans for this hospital modernization to tap the funds of local and foreign funding agencies responsible in providing financial assistance to various health programs and projects.

Institutions where the funding comes as a loan package but which the major part of the total amount would be coming as a grant, after the recipient had put up the required equities like the European Commission (EC), the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), among others.

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15 COMMENTS

  1. OK SANA TO, THE GOVERNOR WILL BE MORE NEAR TO HIS CONSTITUENTS BUT I THINK HE SHOULD BE MORE OF A LEADER THAN A MANAGER.

    HE SHOULD BE MORE CONCERNED OF THE PROVINCIAL AFFAIRS, IPAMANAGE NA LANG NYA ANG HOSPITAL SA MGA PROFESSIONAL MANAGERS CYA ANG MAGING ADVISER.

  2. NAMOLITICA NAPOD NING ATONG GOBERNADOR! PLEASE PABAY-E NA NANG ADMINISTRATION SA HOSPITAL SA MGA KAMAO JUD MAG MANAGE! WALA NA KAY MAKUHA NA KWARTA DIHA GOB KAY GIBANTAYAN NA SA PIKAS ANG IMONG ABILIDAD SA PANGAWAT SA KABAN NANG BAYAN!

  3. Fact 1: Our gov is a physician and that’s good for the record.
    Query 1: Why does he want to be a politician and tell the world he is a good guy
    to serve mankind when in fact being a doctor can serve his well-intent purposes?

    Possible answer: no money from being a physician. Way nahut. That means he is after for something
    big.

    Maayo ang politician kay daghang kwarta makita “by hook or by crook”.

    RE’s intention to convert the hospital into a medical center is a noble one –
    no question about it.

    However, the mechanics behind it being him at the helm is HIGHLY
    controversial.

    Why?

    Is there honest-to-goodness check and balance the ins and outs of the funds?
    Ang uban dire big deal na ang Bundles of Joy. Dili baya na taxpayers mulah.
    How about the equal treatment and services those who are
    in the opposing politcal parties? Dili kaha tiwasan?
    Nobody in Biliran qualified to manage the transition with all the
    highly educated people around?
    Is he kidding? An insult to the local mamayan?
    Election time? Oh, that’s a good ad for RE soon.
    He made the innocent/ignorant people to believe that the monies
    spent on the conversion is HIS! Please….give the taxpayers
    and donor countries DUE credit. Stop that highly egoistic promotions.

    Just a “heads up” people: I read one article that
    one hospital being managed by politicians was full
    of graft and corruptions, and abuses.
    Good thing the political shenanigans were well-documened and
    reported by a good-conscious and brave citizen and that brought them down.

    Will there be good-conscious and not-so-coward person in Biliran?
    Please step up the plate. Better yet – organize!
    The province has plenty of professional people who can do
    the civic duty to clean up political environment.
    Payback time!

    ps: anyone who has a story of a local hospital managed
    by a politician that yielded disaster results? Share it
    with us. Thanks.

    and being a “guest student” at Harvard is nothing
    remarkable. Government-sponsored people from all the world, brain-dead
    or geniuses come to that school are all welcome
    for non-academic studies. Nakatamak lang sa
    campus pila ka semana, panghambog dayon.

  4. gaw offline

    long time no hear, musta naka diha ron, unsa balita sa capitol, ang mga angels ni dok rabbit candidate ba sad diha sa ospital na mahimong asst manager

  5. Don’t trust Roger Espina because he is only seeing the money. He is after the big money from grants or donations. Money, money, money! Yong 2 weeks certificate niya sa Harvard wala yon. It’s not about Hospital Administration. What does he know about running a hospital? Does he have an MBA? Ay naku po, he is only there for the money. Roger, what do you think of Biliranons? Stupid? Get out of the island!

  6. RAN OFFLINE 4
    sa pagka tinuod doktor nisi governor pero unsa-on man nato nga klaro man kaayo ang mga gamit nga gipamalit O V E R P R I C E D
    pa gyud, bisan kana na lang unya tubaga ko kay akong ipakita dire
    ang papeles ug ang mga picture unya wla pa gyud magamit kay
    daan na unya sobra sa ka M A H A L ! ! ! ! ang sa
    hospital ba!!!!!

  7. MORAG DUNAY NALIPAT DINHI, SI JACK UG ANG BULLETIN.

    KUNG IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF HEALTH SERVICES ANG GI-ATENDERAN ANG TRAINING COURSE NI DOK RABBIT SA HARVARD, SAKTO LANG UNTA NGA MAG-CONCENTRATE SIYA SA PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICES. KAY KUNG HOSPITAL MANAGEMENT ANG IYANG GI-ATENDERAN, ANG NGALAN UNTA SA KURSO MEDICAL SERVICES O HOSPITAL ADMINISTRATION, DILI HEALTH SERVICES. DI BA, DOK?

    DILI DIAY INTERESADO SI DOK RABBIT SA TANANG BILIRANON, KAY MO-CONCENTRATE NA LANG MAN SIYA SA HOSPITAL. PILA RA MAN KA BILIRANON ANG MA-HOSPITAL SA USA KA TUIG?

    DILI NA DIAY SIYA MANGINLABOT SA MGA MALNOURISHED, MGA SIP-ONON, MGA TB-HON, UG UBAN PANG MAY MGA SAKIT NGA DILI KINAHANGLAN MA-ADMIT SA HOSPITAL?

    KUNG SA BAGAY, DAKO ANG BUDGET SA BILIRAN PROVINCIAL HOSPITAL, NGA 1/4 SEGURO SA BUDGET SA PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT. UNYA DAKO POD ANG PAHAT DINHI SA MEDISINA UG SUPPLIES. UNYA NAA PAY TABUNANAN NGA SECOND HAND X-RAY, ULTRASOUND, ELECTRIC BEDS, UG UBAN PA NGA OVERPRICED. WALAY LABOT ANG P23-M NGA “GHOST HOSPITAL.” KINAHANGLAN CLOSE-GUARDING GYUD NA NI DOK RABBIT, ARON DILI MOALISBO ANG BAHO SA ANOMALIYA.

    SA DILI MADUGAY, PAREHOON NI NI JACK SI DOK RABBIT KANG SENATOR SANTIAGO, NGA NAG-ANGKON NGA GRADUATE POD KONO SA HARVARD UG SA OXFORD, HANGTUD SA IYANG PAGKABUKLO.

    PERO SUNDON LANG SEGURO NI DOK RABBIT ANG AMAHAN NGA NAG-ANGKON NGA PH.D. GRADUATE KONO SIYA SA UNIVERSITY OF OREGON. BAHALA NA UG MABUKLO.


  8. ——————————————
    above is the picture showing the gov doing “his noble thing”.
    as of this writing it’s on the front page of this web site.
    how long it’s gonna be shown, no idea.

    i guess the picture is RE’s way of response to some messages in this blog.
    good picture actually. let us hope he does not put that in every corner of the province.

    but here’s a CHALLENGE: can someone take photo shots of RE’s real financial statement today and take another shot in the future, say after the hospital conversion, to make a comparison how much he is making as governor? –
    forget being a doctor, we know he does that for FREE kuno.
    (he has malpractice insurance? the best doctor in the world carry one).

    gervin c, can you take that challenge?
    you report/take photo the facts and let the people decide.
    we need real figures! not just good shots like what your are
    doing for “pakitang tao” pictures taken.
    behind the camera, what is RE doing really?
    hmmmm…silence(in this forum) is SCARY.

    kudos to GC for his inner thougts and no-holds barred-feelings blogged somewhere here.
    can someone post pic when the free fertilizers are distributed?
    and the start for the completion of the circumferential roads?
    i forgot how long GC has been in the office(10 years na ba?) and has good jobs line up also….camera anyone?

    ps:
    It will be impressive if there is an initiative to divulge the cash flows of the local politicians.
    If RE takes the lead , being a veteran high-ranking politician in the province, the rest will follow.
    Then we know that he is really a great guy with a soft heart for the people.
    Otherwise, everything is just politics and that SUCKS!

    mga gaw offline, musta na…belated happy new year sa tanan.
    oi, advance happy valentine’s…and usa natu ka gaw online busy pod seguro sa mga kauyaban na…he…he…he…kyot niya no?

  9. MORAG ANG DISKARTE KARON NI DOK RABBIT MAO ANG IYANG PAGKA DOKTOR. NING UNTOL NA MAN ANG DUNGAN NGA ATAKE KANG REP. GLENN, KANG BISHOP BACTOL UG KANG DR. BORRINAGA. LAIN NA POD NGA TAKTIKA ANG GIGAMIT.

    WALAY PAGPAKABANA UG SAKTO BA O DILI ANG ILANG CAPTIONS. NAA BITAW SA BULLETIN KARONG ADLAWA KODAK NI DOK RABBIT NGA NAGKITA UG X-RAY PLATE DIDTO SA CAIBIRAN. NAUNSA BA SI JACK NGA GIHIMO NAMAN NIYA NGA PASYENTE SI CHONA VELOSO, ANG NURSE DIDTO.

    MA SAYOP O SAKTO ANG CAPTION, MGA P3,000 TO ANG MADAWAT NI JACK SA KAPITOLYO SA PAGKAMANTALA NIADTONG KODAKA SA BULLETIN.

  10. To all freedom fighters!!!

    WE NEED TO BE AWARE OF ALL THIS PLASTIC DOCTOR. HE IS JUST AFTER TO THE WELFARE OF HIS WELL BEING NOT FOR THE PEOPLE. BUT SAD TO SAY THE ORDINARY PEOPLE IN MOUNTAIN SOMETIMES THINK THAT HE IS GOOD. LET US EDUCATE SOME PEOPLE THAT STILL BELIEVING THAT HE IS REAL IN GIVING HAND TO HELP!!!!

    SOME PEOPLE IN OUR AREA ARE STILL BLIND. THEY DID NOT SEE THE BIG MISTAKE IN ALL THE “PAKITANG-TAO” SIDE…..

    EWAN KO BA…MAHIRAP MAN AMININ…SA GAYANG PARAAN NAGAGAWANG MABULAG NI GAHAMANG DOCTOR ANG MGA MALILIIT NA MAMAYAN. SANA MAKITA NILA NA NTUTUWA SI DOCTOR NA MAKITANG MAS MARAMING NAGHIHIRAP SA ATING BAYAN PARA MAS MARAMI SYANG MALOKO SA PAKITANG-TAONG SERBISYO…HINDI TOTOO AT PURO PAGKUKUNWARI LANG!!! SANA MAGAWAN NATIN NG PARAAN NA SASUSUNOD MAKITA NA ANG TOTOONG KULAY NG HUDAS NG BILIRAN PROVINCE. AT SANA MAPABILIS NA ANG KASO LABAN SA MGA CORRUPT NA OPISYAL NA YAN!!!

    ANG DAPAT NATING KUNAN NG PICTURE AY ANG MGA KWARTO SA OSPITAL AT ANG MGA ELECTRIC BED NA HINDI NAMAN NAGAGAMIT….ALAM KO YUN DAHIL MARAMI NA AKONG PASYENTE NA SINAMAHAN AT TINULUNGANG MAPAGAAN ANG PAGBABAYAD SA PAMAMAGITAN NG PAGLAPIT SA MGA ADMIN SA OSPITAL. AT ANG ISA AY NAMATAY SA LABAS DAHIL PINALABAS NILA KAHIT HINDI PA TALAGANG MAGALING!!!

  11. SUMALA KANG navalian SA USA KA BLOG, UPDATES ON WOMENS DISEASES DIAY KONO ANG TOPIC SA TWO-WEEK SEMINAR NGA GIATENDERAN NI DOK RABBIT SA HARVARD SA AMERICA NIADTONG OKTUBRE. LABIHANG PAGKAUWATA KANG JACK. NGANONG ANG ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON INTERESADO NAMAN UG SAKIT SA BABAYE, UNYA DIDTO PA GAYUD SA STATES MAG SEMINAR? WALA SEGUROY QUALIFIED NGA OB-GYNE PARA NIINI SA BILIRAN PROVINCIAL HOSPITAL.

  12. MAAYONG UDTO SA TANAN!!
    Which is true baya nga OROCAN NA RABBIT KAAYO SOS ug nakabalo lang tang tanan nga plastik roger adto sulay sa kapitolyo ilabina ug magsunod sunod mga least fortunate nato mga kaigsounan mangayo tambal ay SOS dili jud ka makatulon sa iyaha isulti ilabina na iya asawa, pagtalikod nimo kabalo mo unsa isulti nila? Mao ni: MGA PUTANG INA MGA TAGA BILIRAN!!! see ing ana ka plastic ug ka orocan man kaha unsa pa klase nga plastic…….PAGMATA NA TA OI!!!!!!!…

  13. MAAYONG UDTO SA TANAN!

    Pirti jud ka OVERPRICED NI DOK RABBIT MGA GAMIT OSPITAL TAN AWA LANG ANG X-RAY KABALO ALTON DURANO ANA KAY USA NA IYA PAPIRMA…SOS PAKAULAW LANG….WALA JUD MAGHUNA HUNA..NAA PAY EMERGENCY NGA SAKYANAN… ANG USA NGA ITOY ANA NILA POD KANA SI DELFIN SANTOS MAG AGAW MAN KUNO NA SILA RABBIT ROGER….USA POD NA MGA BAGA BAYA NINYO UG NAWONG OI…..MGA WALAY UWAW UG MGA HILAS!!!!!!!!!! USAPA NINYO!

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