Pacete: Medical and surgical mission in Silay

MAYOR Mark Golez and the people of Silay would like to welcome the United American Pilipino Group or UAPG (doctors, nurses, and volunteers) to the “Medical and Surgical Mission” (February 8 to 10) at the civic center in Silay City.

The mission will attend to the dental and medical needs of the patients, circumcision, lump and bump, and eye consultation (with free eye glasses). This laudable project has been organized by the Silay City Government and the United American Pilipino Group in partnership with the Asenso Silay Foundation Inc. and Kansilay Lions Club.

It is estimated that 7,000 patients could be accommodated especially the Silaynons. Rey Gan coordinates for UAPG. On February 8, registration starts at 7:30 a.m. Opening program will be at 8 a.m. Invocation, Lupang Hinirang, Star Spangled Banner, introduction to the event, message from Mayor Mark Golez, UAPG representative, Governor Alfredo Maranon Jr., and partners … to be followed with final instructions before the start of the medical mission.

This is the venue set-up at the covered court (plaza, outside the civic center). The admitting section and the taking of the vital signs (body temperature, blood pressure, etc.) will be at the entrance of the covered court. There are four tables there for eye glasses, dental, medical, and surgery concerns.

Patients are provided seats in the waiting area (covered court). The assistants will be there to assist the patients to get inside the civic center passing at the side entrance. They will follow the “first come, first served” scheme. Those who are in need of eye glasses do not get inside the civic center anymore. The table for eye glasses is at the covered court.

Inside the air conditioned civic center, we have the doctors waiting for the patients. After the consultation, the patients are directed to get their medicine from the long table marked “Pharmacy.” There are also dental and surgical areas. They are properly marked and the assistants are always there to help. Civic center has clean toilets and washing section. The exit door is the main door.

The doctors, nurses, and volunteers will have their house tour at Balay Negrense Museum on the last day, February 10 from 5 to 6 p.m. The Silay City Government will provide the dental-medical team a whole-day tour on February 11. The proposed itinerary includes the running tour in Silay, visit at The Ruins and Mambukal Resort. Silay will host the thanksgiving and farewell dinner.


This medical-surgical mission is a part of the program of the Silay City Government to preserve and conserve the health and well-being of the Silaynons, another lasting heritage in the city that is the “seat of arts and culture in Western Visayas.”
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