Thousands avail of free medical service-A A +A
Thursday, August 29, 2013
THOUSANDS trooped Thursday to the Carles Central Elementary School to avail free medical consultation and medicines from the Iloilo Provincial Government’s Project Buligay.
The medical and dental mission aims to support the Caravan of Government Services spearheaded by Deputy Ombudsman for Visayas Pelagio Apostol and the Ombudsman of the Western Visayas.
The caravan, which is on its 10th leg, gathered some 60 national government agencies at the Carles gymnasium to offer their services to nearby residents.
Evangeline Nuñal, of the Ombudsman office in the region, said they have already conducted ten Caravan of Government Services in the different provinces of Western Visayas for the past six years.
The mission served a total of 34,048 people since its launching in 2008.
Iloilo Governor Defensor thanked Apostol and the agencies which participated in the project.
“Many Regional Directors and Resident Ombudsmen join the Caravan because they can directly help the marginalized people in the far flung areas where government services are not readily available,” Nuñal said.
During the event, local government officials were also given the opportunity to discuss their concerns to other agencies.
Present in the forum were mayors Arnold Betita of Carles, Rene Cordero of Estancia, Pedro Alarcon of Batad, and Filomeno Ganzon of Balasan.
The activity coincided with the 7th Anniversary of Ombudsman in Western Visayas and the 6th Anniversary of Lawyer Pelagio Apostol as Deputy Ombudsman for the Visayas. (PR)