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Who we are

The Visayas Primary Healthcare Services, Inc. (VPHCS) is a non-stock, non-profit, non-government organization which aims to promote primary health care programs in the Visayas regions. The VPHCS assists people’s organizations in the marginalized sectors of society – urban poor dwellers, farmers, fisherfolks, women and children — in building and strengthening community-based health programs (CBHPs). It was registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 2, 2008 with Registration number CN200825945.


We reaffirm and assert that:

Health which is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity, is a basic human right.

The government has the responsibility to ensure universal access to quality health care, education and other social services.

Empowered communities and health sector play a vital role in advancing a health care system that is available, accessible, affordable, acceptable and appropriate to all citizens regardless of gender and social status.

The fullest attainment of health is possible only in a society that ensures the opportunity and power of individuals to develop one’s potentiality and creativity through the democratic and participatory processes of its social institutions.


The VPHCS is a leading institution in the Visayas region working with the health sector and communities in advancing health and development work.


To provide knowledge, enhance practice and manage resources among partner communities and the health sector for an available, accessible, affordable, acceptable, and appropriate health care system.



Our Goals and Programs


  1. Community-managed health programs are established in organized communities so that their health problems are addressed and their health status is improved.
  2. The health sector actively participates in the people’s movement for health and development.
  3. The VPHCS is a resource center on public health and complementary and alternative medicine in the Visayas.


  1. Community-based Health Programs building
    1. Support to people’s organizations
    2. Health skills trainings
  2. Health service delivery
  3. Health sector organizing
  4. Networking and Linkaging
  5. Research and Advocacy
  6. Resource management

Our Organization

The Board of Trustees is the highest policy-making body of the VPHCS. It is composed of seven members and holds an annual regular meeting and special meetings in between as needed.  They include the following, namely: Atty. Alfonso M. Cinco, IV, Jaime Z. Galvez Tan, M.D., Rev. Fr. Crispin Mostajo, CSsR., Elizabeth P. Tan, Ma. Elena V. Luna, Eleonor A. Jara, MD., Judy A. Cinco, and Caridad S. Tharan.

All VPHCS programs and services are under the direct supervision and management of a management committee, which is composed of an executive director, administrative officer/finance officer, coordinators of two desks, namely: Community-based Health Services Desk (CBHSD) and Advocacy, Public Information, Research and Documentation Desk (APIRD), and a representative of the Board of Trustees. We have a total of 10 staff members and 25 volunteers.