Last March 24, 2017, the very first Inter-Local Health Zone was officially launched in the province of Samar – the PAHIMOSAN Inter-Local Health Zone. This ILHZ is composed of four municipalities which are Paranas, Hinabangan, Motiong, and San Jose de Buan, hence the name PaHiMoSan.
The event was attended by many distinguished personalities including the Governor of Samar, Sharee Ann Tan-Delos Santos, the Mayor of Paranas, Atty. Eunice Babalcon, the Mayor of Hinabangan, Elen Dieza, the Mayor of Motiong, Engr. Renato Cabael, the Mayor of San Jose De Buan, Juaquin Elizalde, the Regional Inter-Local Health Zone Coordinator, Mr. Marvin Guy-Joco, the DILG Regional Director, Mr. Judy Batulan, the Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Dulce Cernal ,the Provincial DOH Officer, Dr. Antonio Tirazona, the PhilHealth LHIO Head, Mr. Melvin Zabala, the Zuellig Family Foundation representative, Ms. Lucille Luterte, the Chief of Hospital of SPH, Dr. Maribel Pedrigal, representatives of the different stakeholders, media personnel, barangay captains from the four mentioned municipalities, DMOs, MHOS, NDPs, RHMPPs, UHCIs, PHAs, and guests from different government agencies.
The event began with a motorcade starting from Hinabangan to Motiong and ended in Paranas. A ribbon cutting ceremony was done in the PAHIMOSAN office right after the parade.
After the opening of the office, the guests went to the Paranas covered court for another ribbon cutting ceremony to signify the start of the booth competition and the program proper.