Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Operation Tuli serves nearly 300 boys

Cebu City (May 30) --- Nearly 300 kids from Gethsemani Parish of Brgy. Casuntingan, Mandaue City and in the three barangays of Lapu-lapu City had availed of the services of “Operation Tuli” conducted by the Philippine Air Force - Tactical Operations Command (PAF-TOC) at the Gethsemani Parish Social Hall and at the Mactan Benito Ebuen Air Base recently.

The activities were spearheaded by the Gethsemani Parish Council and coordinated by the Association of Government Information Officers in Region 7(AGIO-7) and the Philippine Information Agency (PIA).

Some Information Officers from various government agencies joined the whole day affair. Each one was given enough time to share with the public their programs and projects including their services to the barangay folks.

The medicines were sponsored by the Council and some local officials while Benedicto College of Nursing students also participated in the activity as part of their community outreach program.

In the same development, barangays Humay-humay, Pajo and Pusok in Lapulapu City also benefited with the same services that included Free Medical-Dental and Legal Services offered by the military and the association which was held recently at the Mactan Benito Ebuen Air Base.

Almost 200 boys availed of the “Operation Tuli” and other medical services. Some people lined up for the free consultation and medications that were sponsored by the Department of Health and the Fairchild Semiconductor Company also contributed their efforts and offered free medicines for the “Operation Tuli.”

The two events had strengthened the linkage between the military and civilians in the Mandaue and Lapu-Lapu areas. Community outreach services are good effort in delivering government services closer to the people.

This is also in respond to the programs and projects of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to uplift the living conditions of some Filipinos who are in need of efficient health care and other medical services. (PIA-Cebu)

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