The Department of Health Regional Office No. VII (DOH-RO VIII)I marked its 119th Anniversary and Sportsfest on June 26, 2017. Also launched in this event was the logo making contest which is open to all health workers. It was participated by DOH retained hospitals, such as the Eastern Visayas Regional Medical Center, Schistosomiasis Control Hospital, Treatment Rehabilitation Center and DOH-RO VIII.
The four teams including DOH-RO VIII vied for winning the prizes in volleyball, basketball and the Battle for Greatness. The latter was played by heads of office(Execom) of the different teams. Director Minerva P. Molon in her message stated that this event is meaningful because this is the time that DOH personnel come together and get to know each other well.
“Pledge is recited to keep peace, to play a game and also to improve how to play a game, and develop sportsmanship and camaraderie, “ Dr. Molon added. She added that we will make sports a regular activity. Management will also take part in games such as jackstone, sungka and others. “Everyday skills are developed and it will be improved through practice. It is also a way to get connected with other personnel and to improve services.” she concluded.