Mga Programa ng Lungsod

Kalusugang Panglahat o Universal Health Care

The City Government puts a premium on its constituents’ health and wellbeing. Currently, the priority is on the full implementation of the Universal Health Care in the City of Pasig. Enacted in 2019, the Universal Health Care or Republic Act 11223 aims to expand the coverage of the country’s National Health Insurance Program to cover all Filipinos and to put in place reforms that can improve the delivery of health services in the country.

Increasing the budget for health and strengthening the Human Resources for Health

In support to this, 21 percent of the total annual budget for 2020 has been allocated for health. Apart from this, the LGU also invested in strengthening the Human Resources for Health. To this end, the City Government started the rationalization of the City Health Office.

From its former structure, the City Health Office has been transformed as the City Health Department. The rationalization brought about by the restructuring of the unit, which  yielded into nine divisions, with six sections and 1,488 additional plantilla positions. With the sufficient staff complement, the LGU aims to ensure that every Pasigeño will have access to health centers that can respond to their medical needs.

Renovating the health centers

Health Centers serve as the primary responders to primary health care services; thus, the City Government acknowledges the need to ensure that health centers are provided with the appropriate medical equipment and facilities. With this, the health centers are renovated to have consultation rooms and are provided with sufficient medical cabinets and other necessary equipment. 

Streamlining the procurement and distribution of medicines and medical supplies

Apart from the human resource complement and the infrastructure development for health, the process of procurement and distribution of  medicines and medical supplies were streamlined.

Documents needed for the processing were simplified and the persons accountable were identified to ensure that the medicines and medical supplies are provided to those who needed them the most. Deliveries were also made direct to the end users or beneficiaries.

Expanding the coverage of PhilHealth 

The rollout of the Universal Health Care requires a robust health insurance program, thus, the City Government ensured that those who are not covered by PhilHealth are registered to the system, especially those from the informal economy such as members of the the Tricycle Operators and Drivers Association. 

Implementing the No Balance Billing

To augment the resources provided by the national government through PhilHealth's implementation of the No Balance Billing, the City Government has likewise allotted funds to ensure that 

Pasigenos will not incur out-of-pocket expenses whenever availing of the services of public hospitals in the City. 

Improving the health and nutrition of children

The City Government launched the provision and distribution of food packs and supplemental feeding programs for preschool children and elementary school students. This is in recognition that the potential of children can only be maximized and realized if they are provided with the right care and nutrition in their early years.

Providing various health services

The City offers health services through four main centers with various specialization:

  • Pasig City Children’s Hospital (PCCH)

  • Center for Dialysis, Health Lifestyle, Ambulatory Surgency, Maternity and Newborn Care of Pasig City (CHAMP)

  • Pasig City General Hospital (PCGH)

  • Hospice Home Care Program

Covid-19 Programs (Link to Landing Page)

Dekalidad na edukasyon para sa mamamayan tungo sa maunalad na bayan (Education)

The City heavily invested in education inputs to ensure that students in public schools are provided with the same learning 

opportunities with their counterparts in private schools. 

Easing the access to the City’s Scholarship Program

Reforms in the scholarship program have been initiated. The program’s name  was changed into the Pasig City Scholarship Program veering away from having the program politicized. The 

change in name came along with other changes. The requirements needed from the scholars to maintain their scholarship standing were simplified. The process by which scholars receive their allowances was also reformed--from having to physically pick up their stipends from the Cashiering Office in the City Hall, the amount is transferred through Paymaya. As of 

July 2020, the PCSP has assisted 16,000 scholars. 

Enabling students to adapt to the distance learning modality 

The advent of COVID-19 has brought unprecedented changes in the delivery of services to the people, education services included. To ensure that the learning of students will not be hampered by the need to stay at home to limit the transmission of the virus, the Pasig City Schools Division has adopted a distance learning modality. The shift in the learning modality raised the need to provide students with devices that will enable them to participate in online classes.

Thus, the City Government procured 138,000 learning packets, tablets, laptops. These will be provided to each enrollee (1:1 ratio), depending on their need. For enrollees of the Pamantasan 

ng Lungsod ng Pasig, 3,500 tablets were procured; whereas for those enrollees in the Pasig CIty Science High School, laptops will be provided. This move has highly encouraged parents to enroll their children to school despite the pandemic, yielding to 100 percent of enrollment in the City of Pasig. 

Teacher Training | In order to help teachers adapt to new ways of teaching during the pandemic, teachers of Pasig-based schools attended Stage 1 of Heroes 2021, an online teacher training course developed by Thames International and in coordination with the Office of the Vice President

Housing Program

Recognizing that housing is one of the basic needs of its constituents, the City Government is committed to providing housing projects and relocation sites that are accessible to basic, 

social, and economic services such as education, health, and livelihood opportunities. The quality of infrastrastructure will be ensured, along with the connection to water and electricity 

services. This is to provide families with humane and suitable living conditions.

Building decent and quality housing for informal settlers

Priority for the housing sector will be on relocating and providing housing for informal settler families, especially those living in 

danger zones (i.e., Manggahan Floodway). The City Government will not demolish and will not push for relocation if the sites are 

not ready for occupancy yet. 

To support this strategy, the City Government has conducted an inventory of lands to aid the identification of appropriate location of the construction and  provided funds for the acquisition of lands that are in accordance with the law.

Implementing the People’s Plan

Born after the consultation with the people led by the created Task Force Pabahay, the People’s Plan is now being implemented. Through the mechanism set up, residents of 

housing projects are consulted to ensure that the projects are responsive to the needs of the people. It is through the People’s Plan that the City Government gets the buy-in of stakeholders, 

thereby increasing their stake in the implementation of housing projects.

Empowering communities through the Community Mortgage Program

Ten homeowners associations have been tapped to start up with the process of the Community Mortgage Program of the CMP. The CMP is a community development program led by the Social 

Housing Finance Corporation and in partnership with the local government unit, where organized associations of low-income groups are assisted to empower them to acquire and develop a tract of land under community ownership.

So far, through the CMP, the transfer of titles of houses along Marikina River to the communities has been initiated. Surveying of lands in Paseo de Animalis in Barangay Santolan has started 

and housing projects that have been discontinued will be jump started and will be completed, the project in Barangay Sta. Lucia, included. 

Improving the administration of in-city housing projects

For in-city housing projects, the LGU has allotted PHP62 million for the improvement of facilities in projects and PHP100 million for land acquisition in 2019. 

In all housing projects, consultation and feedback mechanisms are always kept open so that the City Government can address immediately the concerns of the residents in terms of repairs, 

payments, and other housing issues. An omnibus guidelines, which sets the accountability and relations among the national government agencies, the local government unit, and 

homeowners association has been formulated.

In response to the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic to the livelihood of tenants of these housing projects, the City Government offered deferred payments schemes--where 

payments for March until June 2020 can be settled until next year.

Housing Code

Social Welfare Action Center (SWAC)

Initiated in October 2019, the Social Welfare and Assistance Center or SWAC was established to improve the access of the people to basic social services and promote responsive government. Under the Program, Pasigueños can avail of medical and hospital assistance, and burial assistance through the Project Damayan. To avail of these services, the following documents should be submitted to the SWAC:

Medical Assistance

  • Medical Abstract or Medical Certificate (Photocopy)
  • Medical Prescription (Photocopy)
  • Valid Identification Document (ID)
  • Certificate of Barangay Indigency (Original Copy)

Guarantee Letter

  • Medical Abstract or Medical Certificate
  • Laboratory Request with Quotation
  • Hospital Billing
  • Valid Identification Document (ID)
  • Certificate of Barangay Indigency (Original Copy)

Project Damayan

Free Casket and Funeral Service

  • Death Certificate with Registry Number
  • Certificate of Barangay Indigency 
  • Contract with the Funeral Home
  • Birth Certificate

Marriage Certificate or Affidavit of Co-Habitation, if not married

SWAC Figures

October 2019 - June 2020 

(see IG on SOCA)

Others

  • TAPAT or Tulong at Pampuhunang Ayuda sa Taga-Pasig 

  • Pamaskong Handog 2020