Balanga Branch

Last updated on August 5, 2020

The last bastion of our country’s freedom typifies the province of Bataan. April 9, 1942 commemorates the Fall of Bataan when American forces and Filipino fighters made their last stand, ferociously defending the Philippines from Japanese invaders. “With heads bloody but unbowed, they have yielded to the superior force and numbers of the enemy.

The Shrine of Valor , also known as “Dambana ng Kagitingan” , is a memorial cross on a mountain called Samat. It was built to commemorate the bravery and chivalry of Filipino and American soldiers and their sacrifices when the Japanese assaulted the Philippines during World War II

April 9, 1942 is also known as a “Day of Infamy” memorializing the start of the horrifying Death March of both American and Filipino defenders from Bataan to Capas, Tarlac.

FLAMING SWORD At a junction near the municipal hall of Pilar , there is a gigantic sword of Pilar , another historical landmark.. It symbolizes the bravery of the Filipino and American soldiers who faced the threats in our democracy . It was at this intersection where USAFFE soldiers on the death march from Bagac and from Mariveles merged on their way to Capas, Tarlac.

On this day, all Filipinos will dredge up into memory a portion of the fearless radio message written by Captain Salvador P. Lopez and broadcasted by 3rd Lieutenant Norman Reyes over the Voice of Freedom radio from Malinta Tunnel in Corregidor:

“Bataan has fallen, but the spirit that made it stand—a beacon to all the liberty-loving peoples of the world—cannot fall!”

In similar fashion, CareHealth Plus became a resolute beacon, this time to all health-loving people of Bataan, by establishing its branch office in the province’s capital city of Balanga.

Located at 320 Four JAMC Building, Magsaysay St., San Jose, Balanga City, CareHealth Plus-Balanga opened its doors in 2016 with its pioneer Branch Manager (now Area Marketing Manager) Luz Mari D. Cabral leading CareHealth’s very first offensive thereby establishing a firm foothold on the arena of the health care market in Bataan. CareHealth Plus-Balanga is presently headed by Branch Manager Marielle D. Cabral. Providing full support are two Registered Nurses serving as Care & Operations Assistants, Rechelle I. Dela Cruz and Josedy S. Dabu. Sales Agency Managers, Sales Group Managers and Sales Counselors form the composite marketing team of the branch. CareHealth Plus members fully rely on the medical services of prestigious hospitals as well as noted physicians and diagnostic centers in the city, as follows: AFFILIATED HOSPITALS-Bataan Doctors Hospital and Medical Center, Bataan Peninsula Medical Center, Centro Medico de Santisimo Rosario, Inc. (blanket accreditation), Isaac Catalina Medical Center, Orion St. Michael Hospital. LABORATORIES AND CLINICS- EDGT Lab Tech, Ilaya Medical Clinic and Laboratory, LifeCare MediClinic, Better Care Diagnostic Lab, BioCare laboratory(Orion), MD Batol Clinical Laboratory & Medical Clinic(Bagac), Lab1 Diagnostic Center(Mariveles)

Inauguration & Office Blessing, March 2016. Sales Agency Manager Ruben Cabral cutting the ribbon with President GMMartinez

Supervision of CareHealth Plus-Balanga is attended to by Assistant Vice President & Division Head, Robert C. Tubera in coordination with First Vice President Noel B. Yap, Chief Marketing Officer-Regular Sales. Never lacking full support for its undeniably
aggressive sales efforts, CareHealth Plus-Balanga will assuredly be one of the contenders for topnotch results. Indeed, the rallying spirit that made CareHealthPlus-Balanga stand will never fail!

Pioneer Sales Associates with Certificates of Award for sales production submitted during Balanga branch Inauguration & Blessing. In attendance: President & CEO GMMartinez (4th from Left), First Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer-Regular Sales Noel B. Yap (2nd from Left), Assistant Vice President & Division Head Robert C. Tubera (3rd from Left), Senior Vice President & Chief Operations Officer Ronald D. Acolola, Jr. (1st from Right),

Situated along the coastline, Balanga City is 124-kilometers distant from Manila with a three and a half up to four hours road travel via the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX), Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX) and through Pampanga. Land travel, however, has been shortened into only a 50-minute ferry ride across Manila Bay, when the 1Bataan Integrated Transport System opened in December 2017 and introduced the airconditioned M/V XGC Express Ferry Boat with classy accommodations comparable to airplane amenities.
The ferry travels from Esplanade Seaside Terminal behind Mall of Asia in Pasay City to the Capinpin Port in Orion, Bataan.

Groupie on Balanga Branch 2nd Anniversary, with FVP-CMO Noel Yap (Standing, 5th from Right), SAM Ruben Cabral (Standing, 1st from Right), BM Marielle Cabral (seated, 1st from Right).

Primarily a residential-agricultural city, Balanga is known for its health consciousness, judging from its novel anti-smoking campaigns within the city where the sales and use of tobacco are strictly enforced with onerous penalties for violators. Present-day Balanga has transformed into a high-tech city and a commercial haven for investors. It is now a continuously expanding center for trade, commerce, education and tourism.

The word Balanga originates from the Tagalog word bañga (clay pot), which the town used to produce and, which was among the best that can be found in the country. In December 30, 2000, Balanga was inaugurated as a City.

3rd Anniversary Foto with FVP-CMO Noel Yap (standing, 4th from Right), AVP & Division Head Robert Tubera (standing, 3rd from Right), AMM Luchie Cabral (seated, 3rd from Right), BM Marielle Cabral (seated, 1st from Right).

Some Notables from Bataan:
* Luz Magsaysay, wife of Philippine President Ramon Magsaysay and the seventh First Lady of the Philippines.
* Oscar Cruz,Archbishop-Emeritus of the Roman Catholic Church in the Philippines.
* Jose Enrique S. Garcia III, current representative of Bataan’s Second District, and former Mayor of Balanga.
* Janine Mari Tugonon, first runner-up of Miss Universe 2012.

2019 Year End Fellowship with associates from Balanga, Olongapo and Pampanga with Fiirst Vice President & CMO Noel Yap (8th from Left) , Assistant Vice President & Division Head Robert Tubera (standing 3rd from Left), Area Marketing Manager Luchie Cabral (seated center, 5th from Right) and Branch Manager Marielle Cabral (seated beside AMM Luchie Cabral)

* Bataan-Carers of CareHealth Plus-Balanga.


320 Four JAMC Building, Magsaysay Street, San Jose, Balanga City, Bataan
Contact Nos.
(047) 240 4346

Branch Manager
Marielle D. Cabral
Care & Operations Assistant
Rechelle I. Dela Cruz, RN
Josedy S. Dabu

St. Michael Hospital
(047) 791 4139| Brgy. Wakas, Orion, Bataan
Isaac and Catalina Medical Center
(047) 7912651| Calero St, Ibayo, Balanga, Bataan
Centro Medico De Santisimo Rosario, Inc.
0917 628 2813| Roman Superhighway, Tenejero, Balanga, Bataan 2100
Bataan Peninsula Medical Center
+63 47 481-1765|+63 47 481-5969|+63 47 481-2531|+63 47 481-2173 Telefax| San Ramon, Hi-Way, Dinalupihan, Bataan
Bataan Doctors Hospital
(047) 237 0307| Cuaderno St, Balanga City, Bataan