Councilor files ordinance promoting healthy living in Cebu City brgys


Councilor Alvin Dizon has proposed an ordinance that promotes healthy lifestyle to the residents of Cebu City’s 80 barangays.

On January 22, Dizon filed “Cebu City Wellness and Healthy Lifestyle Program Ordinance,” which was later endorsed to the Committee on Laws for review.

If approved, the City would be obliged to appropriate P5 million for the implementation of health programs at the community level. (

The health programs include smoking cessation, weight-loss education, healthy cooking, community cleanup and gardening, sports fest, and psychosocial therapy.

The other programs are fitness challenges like community-based fun run, zumba and aerobics, and monitoring of chronic diseases and non-communicable diseases, such as heart and kidney ailments.

The proposal also states that barangays must engage in backyard food production, community sanitation and hygiene, and feeding the residents with nutritious food.

They must conduct a bi-annual wellness day, during which the residents can avail themselves of free medical services, eye checkup, and nutrition education and counseling, among others.