SAGAY CITY, Negros Occidental — The Army’s 79th Infantry (Masaligan) Battalion celebrated Valentine’s day through a medical mission and outreach activity at the village of San Fernando, Talisay City, Negros Occidental on Sunday, 14 February 2021.
A total of 135 village residents benefited from the medical consultation with free medicines, massage and haircuts. They also received food packs from the Local Government of Talisay and different donors/stakeholders.
San Fernando Village chieftain Rogelio Parreñas thanked the Philippine Army, the Talisay LGU and the concerned stakeholders for choosing their barangay as recipient of the activity.
The locals also appreciated the efforts made by the Philippine Army and PNP and praised the doctors for their help.
Meanwhile, Lieutenant Colonel Gerard Alvaran, Commanding Officer said, “The activity is one of our way of expressing love to the community. The Philippine Army and PNP in collaboration with the LGUs will continue to extend social services to the people and community and sustain the peace and development effort in order to finally end the local communist armed conflict.”
Alvaran added that through efforts like these, “we would be able to give love in a more meaningful way”.
The medical mission and outreach program was in partnership with the Provincial Health Office of Negros Occidental, Local Government Unit (LGU) of Talisay City headed by Mayor Jesus Antonio “Neil” Lizares III represented by Executive Assistants Jerome Bagtas and Nicolai Jalandoni with Hon. Dan Tribaco, Sangguniang Panglungsod member; 1st NOCPMFC personnel headed by Police Lieutenant Colonel Nazer Canja; Talisay CPS headed by Police Major Jigger C Gimeno; PNP SAF-6th SAB; 5th Air Reserve Center; Felix G Yusay Foundation;
Amity Volunteer Fire Brigade, Bacolod Eagles Club; Kindness Bakery – St Ezekiel Moreno Monastery; Youth for Peace Movement- Northern Negros Chapter headed by Mr. Eric Mariposa; Ms. Katrina Ylosorio and Ms. Banessa Oloroso of Eco-vengers Silay, Ms. Sharmaigne Baquiano of Terramedic Inc.; Dr. Michael Braun, General Practitioner; Dra. Yna Paez, Paez Medical Clinic; and Dr. Mon Gonzaga of Bago City Hospital. The activity was hosted by the Brgy Council of San Fernando headed by Brgy Captain Rogelio Parreñas.