OPERATION SMILE

OPERATION SMILE

CATARMAN, Northern Samar (PIA) - Operation Smile Philippines Foundation, Inc. and Northern Samar province will conduct a three-day cleft lip and cleft palate surgical mission at the Northern Samar Provincial Hospital on February 20-22. Some 100 - 150 patients will be treated, with children of school age to be given priority. Screening of those to be operated on will be done in the respective rural health units by municipal health officers and staff. Operation Smile is a Norfolk, Virginia, U.S.A.-based international volunteer medical services organization providing constructive surgery and related healthcare to indigent Filipino children and young adults with cleft lip, cleft palate, and other facial deformities.

TALISAY INDIGENTS

TALISAY CITY, Negros Occ. (PIA) - Over 9,700 indigent families from 27 barangays here received PhilHealth cards from the city government as part of the latter's "PhilHealth para sa Masa" program. According to Mayor Eric Saratan, the program is one of the city's efforts to help ease the expenses of poor families in times of illness especially during emergency and hospitalization. Aside from PhilHealth para sa Masa, indigent residents here are also covered by the city's accident insurance program and economic relief on income crisis program. In 2010, Talisay was given special recognition by PhilHealth in Region 6 in acknowledgment of the city's successful implementation of the National Health Insurance Program.

P.N.P. READY

ROXAS CITY, Capiz (PIA) - The Capiz Police Provincial Office (CPPO) is intensifying its information dissemination campaign on the poll gun ban in view of the 2013 local and national elections. The ban will be imposed January 13 to June 12. Capiz police director S/Supt. Domingo S. Cabillan said he is calling for a meeting with Chiefs of Police to brief them about Comelec's resolutions. He also said he is available for media interviews to heighten public awareness about the ban in the bearing, carrying or transporting firearms or other deadly weapons to ensure peaceful and orderly elections in May. Likewise, Cabillan said, even "toy guns are subject for confiscation because these are replica of actual firearms."

KALAHI-CIDSS PROJECTS

DUMAGUETE CITY, Negros Oriental (PIA) - Two hinterland barangays in Ayungon town, this province, with about 600 households, mostly comprised of farmers, will soon be benefit from farm-to-market road (FMR) projects. Barangays Amdos and Manogtong in Ayungon are recipients of the road projects under the government's Kapit Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan-Comprehensive and Integrated Development Social Services or KALAHI-CIDSS program. Community facilitator Emeterio Catipay said the FMRs will give farmers a shorter route to transport their bananas, corn, mangoes, coconut, sugarcane, and vegetables, to the market thus enabling them to save time, money and effort.

PANIT-AN ROAD

PANIT-AN, Capiz (PNA) - A P15-million farm-to-market road will soon serve residents of 10 villages here following the project's groundbreaking last Tuesday. Capiz Rep. (First District) Antonio del Rosario, who facilitated the funding inclusion with the Department of Agriculture (DA), said the project covers the concreting of the pavement of the existing 1.24-kilometer gravel road with a width of five meters from the national highway to Intampilan village.

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