Medical mission held in Talisay
The 135th medical-dental mission of the Sugar Industry Foundation Inc. was held at Concepcion Elementary School in Brgy. Concepcion, Talisay City, Negros Occidental, and benefited 410 sugar workers, small planters and their families recently, a press release from SIFI said.
Volunteer doctors Ruel Trecho, Milagros Amarra, Terry Gasataya, Eirene Ayalin, Dan Dueñas, Madeline Cabarrubias and Joy Gladys Guanzon, and dentists Judith Fernandez and Michael Ordinario assisted 336, who availed of free medical consultations and medicines, and 74 had dental extractions, the press release also said.
The feeding program served 200 children and some adults, and the dehydrated vegetable soup mix used was donated by the Ontario Christian Gleaners from Canada and Loving Rose Mission Philippines, the press release said.
The activity was in partnership with the First Farmers Association, represented by Dr. Ruel Trecho, Brgy. Concepcion Captain William Malan and health workers, Concepcion Elementary School, led by Kathlyn Cabia, and the Talisay City government and its health office, the press release also added.*
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USLS students join
Three third year Political Science students of St. La Salle in Bacolod City will attend Chonbuk National University in South Korea in a six-month exchange student program of the two schools, a press release from the USLS said.
The students are Mark Angelo Linas, Ethyl Mae Paredes and Ryan Villasis.
Exchange program coordinator Oh Jae Yong of the Phil-Korea Educational Services Inc. assured the delegates, their parents, dean Jay Estrellas of the College of Arts and Sciences and director Rhoderick Samonte of the Center for External Relations of their safety during their courtesy call, the press release also said.
The student exchange program to South Korea has given opportunities to Lasallians to experience the Korean culture and education since 2008, the press release added.*
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