Thursday, February 7, 2013

400 Tarlac residents benefit from dental and medical mission of Army

From the Philippine Information Agency (Feb 6): 400 Tarlac residents benefit from dental and medical mission of Army

Around 400 Tarlac residents benefited from the recent medical and dental mission organized by the Philippine Army’s 3rd Mechanized Infantry Battalion (3MIB) and partner institutions in Barangay San Jose, Concepcion town.

“This undertaking seeks to show the true spirit of 'Bayanihan (brotherhood)' where different stakeholders work together to help people who are in need” 3MIB commander Lt. Col. Ernesto Torres Jr. said.

Among those who collaborated with 3MIB in such cause included ABS-CBN Sagip Kapamilya Foundation Inc.; Northern Luzon Command Medical & Dental Team; Training and Doctrine Command Dental Team; Light Armor Division Medical & Dental Team; Tarlac Provincial Hospital; Central Luzon Doctors Hospital, Concepcion Rural Health Unit; Tarlac Medical Society; and Philippine Dental Association-Tarlac Chapter.

Coinciding with the occasion is the gift-giving to pupils and ceremonial hand-over of books to officials of San Jose Elementary School and launching of the “Ugnayan sa Kabataan” program.

“Ugnayan sa Kabataan seeks to encourage the youth to identify the needs and render service to their localities,” Torres explained.

3MIB covers the whole province of Tarlac and is under the operational control of the 7th Infantry Division.

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