ILIGAN CITY (PIA)–Over 300 indigent residents and 50 former rebels here received relief assistance and services during the Duterte Legacy Barangayanihan Caravan on April 28.
The residents expressed gratitude to the national government agencies, city government, and private organizations that brought services and programs closer to them.
Armie Quimbo of Brgy. Tipanoy said the caravan was beneficial especially to his child who availed the free haircut and circumcision. She also lauded the efforts of President Rodrigo Duterte since he became the president.
“Dako kayo akong pasasalamat. Dako kaayo ako kalipay sa ICPO ug sa stakeholders. Dako kog pasalamat sa ila kay nakaapil ko sa medical mission,” she said.
[I am very grateful. I am very happy with the efforts of ICPO and the stakeholders. I am very grateful to them because I was able to participate in the medical mission.]
Meanwhile, Maximo Mosqueda of Brgy. Tubod expressed gratitude for the free services offered to them. As a person with disabilities, he said the medical mission was very important to them. He availed of the free tooth extraction from the city health office and the Department of Health. He said that toothache hinders him to focus on his work which is repairing electronic devices.
“Okay ang ilang mga kalihokan. Daghan kaayong salamat sa mga nagdumala aning proyekto. Hinaot daghan pa matabangan nila,” he said.
Mosqueda also said that President Duterte’s great performance encouraged him to cooperate with the government.
During the said caravan, the Iligan City Police Office provided free haircut services and distributed 350 food packs and slippers. The PNP-Civil Security Group also had a One-Stop-Shop License to Own and Possess Firearms.
The City Health Office and Department of Health gave free medicines and provided medical and dental services during the Duterte Legacy Caravan. The City Social Welfare and Development also distributed 350 food packs to the residents while the City Agriculture Office gave free seedlings.
The Department of Labor and Employment conducted an information drive on its programs like DOLE Integrated Livelihood and Emergency Employment Programs and Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers. The Technical Education And Skills Development Authority provided hygiene kits containing alcohol, towel and face masks.
The 55th Engineer Brigade of the Philippine Army also conducted free haircut services and circumcision. The Volunteers in Service together with the nurses from Iligan City Police Office and the Philippine Army conducted free circumcision for kids.
The Rotary Club of Iligan South distributed school bags with supplies to kids while the JCI Kulintang gave 60 drawing books and materials. The Rotary Club of Iligan Maria Cristina also gave five gallons of alcohol for operation tuli and 300 packs of laundry soap. (LELA/ PIA Lanao del Norte)
A police carries Maximo Mosqueda, a PWD from Brgy. Tubod, as he avails free services and programs offered during the Duterte Legacy Caravan in Iligan City. (Angelo Dologmandin/ PIA Lanao del Norte)