Residents of Barangay 2 in the city benefited from the dental mission conducted by the Rotary Club of Bacolod Central at the Andres Bonifacio Elementary School II gym recently, its press release said.
The mission was spearheaded by dentist-couple Jing and Paul Brian Mendez, immediate past president of the club, and fully supported by the Centralians led by Robert Aguillon.
Forty-nine residents were treated to free dental checkup and extractions, and were briefed on proper dental care, the press release said.
The Centralians also recently distributed 250 school bags and supplies donated by District 3600 of South Korea to pupils of ABES II, the adopted school of the club.
The pupils, who were treated to a party after the distribution, are recipients of various literacy programs of the club, like books for the library and the dictionary drive. The club also installed a drinking fountain in the school, the press release added.*
plant trees in Murcia
Indigenous farmers and senior citizens of Brgy. Damsite in Murcia town, Negros Occidental, planted seedlings in a two-hectare lot in the barangay recently, its president, Rene Villarosa, said in a press release.
The activity was conducted at the river bank near the dam in the barangay to prevent flashflood and soil erosion, with the Provincial Environment Management Office providing the lawa-an, bangkal, and lanitga seedlings, the press release also said.
Villarosa said he hopes that the project will be replicated by other indigenous organizations and senior citizens to help save the environment.
The activity was supported by Murcia Mayor Andrew Montelibano and Rep. Alfredo Abelardo Benitez(Neg. Occ., 3rd District), he said, adding that they also received one sack of rice from the Sangguniang Bayan of Murcia, the press release said.*