Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Air Force, partners hold medical mission in Tacloban school

From the Philippine News Agency (Sep 16): Air Force, partners hold medical mission in Tacloban school

Tacloban City -- At least 426 pupils and parents of Manlurip Elementary School in San Jose district in this city benefited from the recent medical mission of the Philippine Air Force (PAF) and its partners.

The mission was spearheaded by the PAF in partnership with Cebu Parklane International Hotel, Rotary Club International Mactan, Helping You Grow Stronger (HUGS) Foundation and other business sectors who shared the same advocacy of helping Yolanda survivors.

“We continue to make our own way of helping survivors because we believe that serving is always a privilege,” PAF Second Air Division spokesman Lt. Col. Marciano Jesus Guevara said.

Among all the devastated areas in the city, San Jose, specifically the sub-district of Manlurip was one of those that need to sustain health services and special assistance being among the most devastated areas here during typhoon Yolanda. Manlurip Elementary School was among the evacuation centers.

Different agencies from Cebu that supported the medical mission distributed relief items to the Manlurip ES pupils.

Cebu Parklane International Hotel brought the doctors and distributed free medicines like vitamin kits.

For its part, the Rotary Club international distributed bags, shoes and other school supplies to about 300 pupils.

A bake shop in Manlurip donated loaves of bread for refreshment.

Other activities during the mission included feeding program, free haircut, and free legal counseling for the residents.


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