Topic nomination

Topic nomination refers to the process of referring topics to HTAC for which technology appraisals may be produced and disseminated for the guidance of policy-makers, health providers and patients. For more details, view the Philippine HTA Process Guide here: Philippine HTA Process Guide.

Existing health technologies refer to those which are currently covered by DOH or PhilHealth. New health technologies are those that are not yet covered by DOH or PhilHealth.

You may download the Nomination forms from the file links in the table below:

Appeal Form For Topic Prioritization For Preliminary HTAC Recommendations
 Minor Inclusion Form Application Form  
 Clinical Equipment and Devices  Existing New 
 Drugs and Vaccines  Existing  New  
 Medical and Surgical Procedures  Existing  New  
 Other Health Technologies Existing New  
 Preventive and Promotive Health Services Existing New  
 Traditional Medicine Existing New   
 Any type of Health Technology for
Patient Groups Civil/Society/Public
 English Filipino

You may submit the accomplished topic nomination forms or any of the documents listed above via our official email,, until 27 May 2022.

Stakeholders may also submit appeals once HTAC publishes its preliminary priority list of nominated topics. HTAC will also post its preliminary recommendations on prioritized topics for HTA subject to appeals.

We gently remind our stakeholders that HTA Philippines will not process incomplete or late submissions. 


Who can nominate during topic nominations?

Topic nominations may be submitted by the following proponents: 

  1. DOH Offices and national health programs (NHPs); 
  2. PhilHealth; 
  3. Hospital Pharmacy and Therapeutic Committee (PTC);
  4. Professional medical, paramedical, and scientific organizations; 
  5. Industry;
  6. Local government units (LGUs);
  7. Civil society organizations (CSOs) or patient groups; 
  8. Academe or research institutions; and 
  9. Research Laboratories (public or private).

Sinu-sino ang maaaring mag-nominate sa panahon ng topic nominations?

Maaaring magsumite ng topic nominations ang mga sumusunod:

  1. Mga DOH Office at national health programs (NHPs); 
  2. PhilHealth; 
  3. Ang Hospital Pharmacy and Therapeutic Committee (PTC);
  4. Mga professional medical, paramedical and scientific organizations
  5. Mga industriya;
  6. Mga local government units (LGUs);
  7. Mga civil society organizations (CSOs) o grupo ng mga pasyente;
  8. Mga taga-academe o research institution; at
  9. Mga laboratoryo para sa pag-aaral o pananaliksik (pampubliko o pribado).

When can we submit the topic nomination forms?

The topic nomination forms and complete documentary requirements may be submitted from 04 April to 13 May 2022.

Kailan namin puwedeng isumite ang mga topic nomination form?

Maaaring isumite ang inyong topic nomination form at kumpletong dokumento mula ika-04 ng Abril hanggang ika-13 ng Mayo 2022.

Where can we access the newly revised topic nomination forms?

You may access and download the topic nomination forms here:

Saan namin puwedeng makuha ang mga bagong form para sa topic nomination?

Puwede niyong makuha ang mga topic nomination form sa link na ito:

How and where do we submit the topic nomination forms and other documentary requirements?

You must submit an electronic copy and two (2) hardcopies of EACH of the required documents at the following:

Electronic copy: 

A Google Drive link must be submitted to (required) and a flash drive (optional) to the Philippine Blood Center (see full address below),

Hardcopy (2 copies): 

HTA Division, 4th Floor, Philippine Blood Disease and Transfusion Center, Lung Center Compound, Quezon Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City

Proponents should provide hard copies of the complete topic nomination forms for documentation purposes. All attached studies and references  do not need to be printed in submitting the hard copies although these are required for the submission of the electronic copy.

Please ensure that all documents are complete to avoid resubmissions. Late and incomplete submissions will not be processed.

Paano at saan namin puwedeng isumite ang mga topic nomination form at ang iba pang mga kinakailangang dokumento?

Kailangang magsumite ng electronic copy at dalawang (2) hardcopy ng BAWAT isa sa mga kinakailangang dokumento sa mga sumusunod:

Electronic copy

Kailangang isumite ang link ng Google Drive sa (required) at isang flash drive (optional) sa Philippine Blood Center (tingnan ang buong address sa baba).

Hardcopy (2 kopya):

HTA Division, 4th Floor, Philippine Blood Disease and Transfusion Center, Lung Center Compound, Quezon Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City

Kailangang magsumite ng kumpletong mga hard copy ng mga topic nomination form para ito ay madokumento. Hindi kailangang i-print ang lahat ng mga kalakip na pag-aaral at sangguinuan sa pagsumite ng mga hard copy ngunit ang mga ito ay kailangang isama sa pagsumit ng electronic copy

Siguraduhin lamang na kumpleto ang mga isusumiteng dokumento upang maiwasang magsumite muli. Hindi ipoproseso ang mga dokumentong hindi kumpleto at hindi ipinasa sa itinakdang panahon.

What are the requirements for nominating a topic?
The requirements for nominating a topic differ depending on the type of health technology that is being nominated. The specific requirements for each form for the different types of health technology are listed and can be found in the Letter of Request section (except for the form for patients / CSOs / public which is applicable for all types).

Ano ang mga requirement para sa pag-nominate ng topic?
Ang mga requirement o mga kinakailangang dokumento ay nakadepende sa uri ng health technology na planong i-nominate. Nakatala ang mga partikular na requirement sa Letter of Request ng topic nomination form ng health technology na inyong isusumite (maliban sa form para sa mga pasyente/ Civil Society/ pampubliko na puwedeng gamitin sa lahat ng uri).

How do I know if I am filling out the correct form?

The topic nomination forms are catered to different technologies (i.e., drugs and vaccines, clinical equipment and devices, medical and surgical procedures, preventive and promotive health services, traditional medicine, and other health technologies).

For guidance on the definitions of each HT, please refer to Section IV of Administrative Order No. 2020-0041:

Paano ko malalaman na tama ang sinasagutan kong form?

May nakalaan na topic nomination form para sa iba-ibang uri