Outreach served 297
The free medical and dental outreach mission of the Leisure and Resorts World Corporation and the Betty Bantug Foundation Inc. served 297 residents of Barangay Patag in Silay City, Negros Occidental recently, a press release from the establishments said.
Silay City Health Office doctors Sabina Damaso and Anabelle Ortiz attended to 240 patients, dentists Margarita Aparra and Benneth Llamado provided services to 57 patients, and provincial Sangguniang Kabataan Foundation president Thea May Dino facilitated a lecture on reproductive health and sexuality for teenagers by June Marie Castro of Dawn Foundation, the press release said.
The Philippine National Red Cross, Negros Occidental Chapter, led by Benette Mirasol, conducted a blood-letting activity in cooperation with the office of Rep. Alfredo Benitez (Neg. Occ., 3rd District) and the Silay City government, it said.
Patag Barangay Captain Milagros Catalan welcomed the Bulig (help) team, led by Mylene de Mesa, Mary Ann Dino and Belinda Alsonado, with Silay City councilors Joedith Gallego and Antonio Allan Duca Jr., the press release said.
The Patag free clinic brings to 2,000 the beneficiaries reached by the medical mission this year as the LRWC and BBBF reached out to hinterland barangays in the third district, with Canlandog, Buena Vista and Julio Mapa in Murcia; Guimbalaon in Silay, and San Isidro in EB Magalona already served, the press release also said.
The mission “Ang Bulig sa mga Ilonggo” is a year-round corporate social responsibility program of LRWC, the press release added.*
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Dance workshop conducted
Street dance organizers, tribe managers, choreographers, designers, lead dancers and drumbeaters from the barangays of Talisay City in Negros Occidental attended the 2nd Minulu-an Festival dance and choreography and events management workshop at Dela Rama Hall, New Talisay City Hall recently, a press release from the city said.
Topics on festival planning, events management and dance choreography were discussed by designer Edwin Duero, former member of the National Commission on Culture and the Arts Dance Committee.
The workshop was in preparation for the 14th Minulu-an Festival in September in celebration of the arts and culture of the city, and the feast of San Nicholas de Tolentino, the patron saint of Talisay, the press release also said.
Mayor Eric Saratan said he hopes the festival will be a success and serve as venue for Talisaynons to celebrate and showcase their talents and skills, the press release added.*
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