Friday, September 18, 2009

Bicolanos And The AFP: Strong Partners In Peace And Development (2)

Daraga, Albay - Another joint medical/dental mission and humanitarian activity led by Team AFP was successfully conducted at the Barangay Hall of Barangay Sipi, Daraga, Albay last September 13, 2009 (Sunday). It was organized by Team AFP (led by the 901st Infantry Brigade), Akbayan Party – Albay Chapter (headed by Toots Rebaks), Junior Chamber International – Daraga and Legazpi City Chapters (headed by Ms. Suzette Conda and Carlo Conda), Adventist Community Service (led by Pastor Chris D. Anson), City Health Office of Legazpi City (headed by Dr. Fulbert Alck Galliego), Barangay Council of Barangay Sipi, Daraga, Albay (represented by Kagawad Evangeline Martinez), Youth Servant Organization (headed by Salve Basaysay), Alpha Kappa Rho Fraternity – Daraga Chapter, and Bombo Radio-Legazpi.

The activity ably provided the following free services, namely: 97 tooth extraction, 245 medical check up/consultations, 1 circumcision, and feeding program (soya milk and bread) for 100 persons. Pastor Chris Anson of Adventist Community Service-Legazpi City likewise held a discussion on practical lifestyle management and awareness wherein 150 persons actively participated. The activity truly brought smiles on the faces of the residents and they were thankful too.

On the other hand, CAPTAIN RAZALEIGH G BANSAWAN, PIO of 901st Infantry Brigade, expressed his sincere gratitude and full appreciation to all the agencies and organizations for their valuable support to the medical/dental mission and humanitarian activity. He noted that the said activity is part of the AFP Community and Development Program in local communities. CAPTAIN BANSAWAN also encouraged other sectors and militant organizations such as BAYAN MUNA, GABRIELA, CONDOR PISTON, ANAKPAWIS, and KMP to participate in this kind of worthy endeavor instead of maliciously waging disinformation campaign which eventually redounds to disunity in our communities.

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