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This initiative is envisioned as a step in the right direction towards solidifying the position of the Philippines as the Pearl of the Orient – a shining example for democratic virtue in the region.

DBM Compliance with Sec. 93 (Transparency Seal) R.A. No. 10155 (General Appropriations Act FY 2012) Sec. 93. Transparency Seal. To enhance transparency and enforce accountability, all national government agencies shall maintain a transparency seal on their official websites. The transparency seal shall contain the following information:

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II. DBM Approved Budget and Corresponding Targets

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IV. Annual Procurement Plan

V. Major Projects, Programs and Activities, Beneficiaries, and Status of Implementation for FY 2018

VI. Annual Financial Reports

Statement of Appropriations, Allotments, Obligations, Disbursment and Balances.


Annual Physical Report of Operations/Physical Plan


Financial Statment

VII. Annual Reports on the Status of Income Authorized by Law to be deposited outside the National Treasury.

VIII. QMS Certification of at least one core process by an International Certifying Body (ICB)

IX. System of Ranking Delivery Units for FY 2018 PBB

X. The Agency Review and Compliance Procedure of Statemants and Financial Disclosure

XI. Freedom of Information


The Batac Emergency Hospital, now Mariano Marcos Memorial Hospital and Medical Center was established by virtue of House Bill 1393 authored by then Congressman of the 2nd District of Ilocos Norte, Honorable Simeon M. Valdez. It was inaugurated on February 18, 1968 and it was opened to the public with a 25 bed capacity. Since there was only one government hospital to cater to the needs of the people, the expansion was made through Republic Act 5191 converting Batac Emergency Hospital into a General Hospital with a 50-bed capacity.

The tremendous influx of patients coming for consultation and treatment, another Bill was passed in Congress which was later approved into law as Republic Act No. 6188 which increased the bed capacity from 50 to 100 beds. By virtue of RA 6229 issued on June 19, 1971, it was renamed to Mariano Marcos Memorial Hospital in honor of the father of the late President Ferdinand Marcos.

In 1973, it was designated by the Ministry of Health as a Regional Hospital. In 1974, it was upgraded to 200 bed capacity hospital hence in 1975, a six storey main building was constructed with funds from the national government and partly from the Marcos Foundation. 

On March 17, 1975, a six storey main building was constructed with P 12 million appropriation, coming from the National Government and partly from the Marcos Foundation. Dr. Juanito A. Rubio, then head of the OB- Gyne Department at the Ilocos Norte Provincial Hospital took over as Officer-In-Charge on June 21, 1980. By virtue of Administrative Order No. 122 s. 1981, Mariano Marcos Memorial Hospital was designated as a Medical Center. Dr. Agbayani was recalled back to duty by then President Ferdinand Marcos in order to let him prepare the framework of this hospital as a Regional Medical Center.

In 1981, by virtue of Administrative Order No. 122, it was designated as a Medical Center. In 1985, due to change in political administration, it was renamed as Batac General Hospital. Despite this, the hospital continued to thrive and serve its constituents. Through the initiative and leadership of then Congressman Mariano Nalupta Jr. of the 2nd district of Ilocos Norte, the hospital regained its name Mariano Marcos Memorial Hospital & Medical Center.

On March 16, 1986, Dr. Agbayani resigned and Dr. Quintina D. Duque was designated as Officer-In-Charge through Ministry Order No. 5-c s., 1986 signed by the Secretary of Health Alfredo R. A. Bengzon. Her designation as Officer-In-Charge ended on Novenber 30, 1986 with the appointment of Dr. Domingo G. Samonte Jr. With Dr. Samonte’s compulsory retirement on October 11, 1991, Dr. Reuben F. Salvador, Medical Specialist III and Chief of Hospital was designated as Officer-In-Charge on October 12, 1991. He was appointed as Chief of Hospital III on January 3, 1992.

In 1991 under the leadership of Dr. Reuben Salvador, the Ophthalmology, Departments of Ophthalmology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pediatrics and 1997-1998 were accredited for residency training by their respective Specialty Boards. Services were now departmentalized. Dialysis unit was already established to respond to the needs of the less fortunate nephrology patients who could not afford to go to Manila for treatment.

In 1994, some national and regional hospitals were devolved to the local government units. Fortunately, MMMH & MC was one of the DOH retained hospitals. With the retirement of Dr. Salvador, Dr. Mary Lu B. Magno, the Chief of Medical Professional Staff was designated as Officer-In-Charge.

In 2002, Dr. Ma. Lourdes K. Otayza came in as the Chief of hospital. She further pushed for the improvement and accreditation of other departments. She invited subspecialists to practice in this institution as well as acquired state-of-the-art equipments needed by the subspecialists like endoscopy, laser for ophthalmology, apheresis and the establishment of the sleep laboratory. Career pathing of employees was implemented hence hospital employees were sent for training in other institutions and specialty hospitals in Manila like dialysis nurses in National Kidney Institute, trauma nursing in University of the Philippines Philippine General Hospital, Intensive care nursing at the Lung Center of the Philippines. Continuous Medical, Nursing and Administrative staff updates are done through postgraduate courses and workshops/trainings. Construction and renovations of additional buildings kept going on to date such as the Out-Patient Department complex, Pharmacy, ER complex, and continuous upgrading of hospital facilities. MMMH&MC is the only Medical Center in Northern Luzon which caters to the provinces of Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur (north of Candon City including Vigan), Abra, Northtern Cagayan and Kalinga Apayao.

The hospital is a 200 bed capacity, tertiary level teaching and training hospital capable of specialized and sub-specialized forms of treatment, surgical procedures and intensive care. Six residency training programs are currently accredited by their specialty boards namely the Pediatrics Department, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ophthalmology, Head and Neck Surgery and Otorhinolaryngology, Anesthesia, Pathology and Internal Medicine. The Medical and Paramedical schools are affiliated for rotations and postgraduate trainings in the clinical departments and internship for Pharmacists, Physical Therapists and Medical Technologists. Nursing affiliates come from colleges and universities in Ilocos Norte and nearby provinces like Isabela, La Union , Benguet, Ilocos Sur. Residents in OB & Gyne Department of the Cardinal Santos Medical Center and Mary Johnston Hospital as well as ENT resident physicians of Ospital ng Maynila and Manila Doctors Hospital have their rotation in this institution during their 1st and 3rd years of training.

The hospital is the only one in Northern Luzon that uses HOMIS ( Hospital Operations and Management Information System), PACS (Picture Archiving and Communication System) and HCLab (Hyperconnectivity Laboratory) as such, MMMH&MC has garnered one of the most outstanding HOMIS implementers among DOH retained hospitals during the 5th Annual Conference on HOMIS in November 2012 at Naga City given by NCHFD-DOH. Through the years, the Department of Pathology and Laboratories has increasingly enhanced, updated and improved its services. As to quality assessment program, aside from Internal Quality Assurance monitoring, our hospital Laboratory has achieved exemplary performance in the 2012 National External Quality Assessment scheme given by the different national reference laboratories and as mandated by the Department of Health. MMMH&MC is also a Confirmatory Testing Center for G6PD deficiency. It is also designated as one of the lead blood centers in Region I and sentinel site for anti-microbial resistance surveillance program of the DOH.

Our new pharmacy building has the largest warehouse in hospital settings for drug distribution licensed as a wholesaler as well as drug distributor. Aside from this, MMMH&MC is the first government hospital in Northern Luzon to practice Clinical Pharmacy and Oncology Pharmacy with our Pharmacists trained at St. Luke’s Medical Center.

Major awards garnered by MMMH&MC

1. Winner of the first national award in Good governance in Medicines for having the best practices, structures in medicine selection, procurement,management, and finance.
2. Two-time Red Orchid awardee 2011 & 2012 – implementor of a 100% smoke-free environment.
3. Mother and Baby Friendly Initiative Awardee 2012- implementor of the 10 steps to successful breastfeeding

This is the only Medical Center up in Northern Luzon, about 200 kilometers north of the Ilocos Training and Regional Medical Center (ITRMC) in San Fernando City, La Union and 470 kilometers north of Manila. It caters to the health needs of a wide area of Northern Luzon specifically to include the following provinces Ilocos Norte (Including Laoag City), Ilocos Sur (Municipalities North of Candon City including Vigan City, Northern Cagayan, Abra and Apayao.

Kalinga-Nearby town of these two provinces which find Batac more accessible than Tuguegarao and Cagayan

At present, the hospital is a 200 bed capacity tertiary level 2 teaching and training hospital that provides clinical care and management on the prevalent diseases in the locality, as well as specialized and sub-specialized forms of treatment, surgical procedure and intensive care.

DOH Designated as a Blood Bank Center for Region I and Upper Cagayan in 1999. Launched as a Center of Wellness with emphasis on people’s participation on May 5, 1994.

Six residency training programs are accredited by their respective specialty boards namely the Departments of Pediatrics (1997), Obstetrics and Gynecology (2012), Ophthalmology (1992), Pathology (1997), ENT (2010), Internal Medicine (2011) and Anesthesia (2011).

Medical and paramedical schools are affiliated for post-graduate training/rotations in the different departments.

In order to achieve its vision, which is to be the center of excellence in healthcare, training and research, the hospital is geared toward the establishment of Quality Management System certifiable to the ISO 9001:2008 standards, as one of the important tools in implementing its goals and objectives.


IHOMP Unit Mr. Dennis M. Rubio
Legal Counsel Atty. Bernie Francis Constantino 
OMCC Secretariat/Internal Control Team Mrs. Zarieddie D. Parilla / Ms. Heidi Dela Cuesta
Office for Strategy Management Dr. Jose B. Orosa III / Ms. Zarieddie D. Parilla
Quality Management System Office  Dr. Maria Cristina J. Dulay
Professional Education and Training Unit  Ms. Kristine Dianne Marders

Planning Officer

Assistant Planning Office

Ms. Aida Michelle Dumbrique

Ms. Ronalyn Tagudin

Newborn Screening Center – Northern Luzon Dr. Ma. Paz Otayza / Dr. Modesty A. Leaño
Public Health Unit Dr. Gretchen Bonita V. Ranada


Chief of Medical Professional Staff II Dr. Jose B. Orosa III
Assistant Chief of Medical Professional Staff     

Dr. Rosario L. Garcia

Dr. Modesty A. Leaño

Dr. Tennessee R. Huyaban

Department of Internal Medicine

Hemodialysis Unit


Peritoneal Dialysis Unit

Acute Psychiatric Unit

Dr. Deanna Quilala

Dr. Ofelia C. Datu

Dr. Guillermo Manalo III

Dr. Cristal Randiline Mejia

Dr. Marita Loreta S. Aganon 

Department of Physical and Rehabilitation Management Dr. Isaias P. Alipio, Jr.
Department of Pediatrics Dr. Ma. Paz Virginia Otayza
Department of Obstetrics – Gynecology Dr. Czarina Juliana Alcaraz
Department of Surgery Dr. Michael Martin C. Baccay
Department of Orthopedics Dr. Stephen Tabladillo
Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery Dr. Tennessee R. Huyaban
Department of Ophthalmology Dr. Rosemarie Garganta
Department of Anesthesiology Dr. Mari Ann Orros
Department of Radiology Dr. Louie Guerrero
Department of Pathology & Laboratories Dr. Modesty A. Leaño
Department of Family Medicine Dr. Gretchen Bonita V. Ranada
Department of Nuclear Medicine Dr. Elyzel Puguon
Out-Patient Services Dr. Mary Francis Mora
Emergency Room Dr. Michael Saturnino
Dental Services Dr. Lady Angeli Pagdilao
Nutrition and Dietetics Service Ms. Hershey Angeles
Pharmacy Mr. Christian Reyno
Medical Social Services Mrs. Evangeline C. Cid

Health Information Management

Admitting Unit

Ms. Aida Michelle Dumbrique

Mr. Johann Lorenz Ribac


Chief Administrative Officer Ms. Bernadette G. Ipac
Materials Management Section Mr. James S. Marders
Human Resource Management Service Ms. Felicitas Bolusan
Procurement Section Ms. Kapelhoff Quidang
Engineering and Facility Management Engr. Exuperio Calantoc
Housekeeping/ Linen/ Laundry Ms. Joy Alegado
Security Mr. Marlon Rasay


Finance and Management Oficer II Ms. Ronalyn Tagudin-Tabur
Accounting Section Ms. Jamaica Vien Pucan-Ortal
Budget Section Ms. Mei Kriezl Ulit
Cash Operations Section Ms. Ritchelle Lorenzo
Billing and Claims Section Mrs. Madelaine Parbo


Chief Nurse Mrs. Efleda Sarah V. Marders
Assistant Chief Nurse (Clinical) Ms. Lilia Tabones
Assistant Chief Nurse (Training Officer) Mrs. Remedios B. Mangoba
Public Health Programs (HEPO) Mr. Jhey-ar Mangati
Operating Room Supervisor Ms. Carine Lacuesta
OB/ Delivery Complex Ms. Niña Miguel
Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU A) Mr. Ralph Giron

Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU B)

Coronary Care Unit

Mr. Emmanuel Agustin

Ms. Annie Sacayanan

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU A)

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU B)

Mr. Maurel Mateo

Mr. Hallen Tawali

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU A) Ms. Jemima Lee Bueno
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU B) Ms. Marie Fae Victorine Flojo
Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) Mr. Nelson Manangan
Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) Mr. Errol Gagarin
HEMS/Emergency Room Department Mr. Carlo Santi Albano

Catheterization Laboratory Supervisor

Catheterization Laboratory Coordinator

Ms. Paula Mariano

Mr. Richard Bismonte