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Dumaguete City, Philippines Saturday, July 18, 2015
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Army to lead prostate
awareness outreach

Some 1,000 beneficiaries from the barangays of Siaton, Negros Oriental, will receive free medical consultation and other services tomorrow, spearheaded by the 79 th Infantry “Masaligan” Battalion of the Philippine Army, based also in the town.

Lt. Col. Harold Anthony Pascua, battalion commander, said the outreach is part of its pre-anniversary activities, in partnership with the local government unit of Siaton, the Philippine Center for Specialized Health Care, and the East Avenue Medical Center-Department of Urology.

About 20 doctors, some of them on practicum with the Department of Health while others are specialists on prostate-related diseases, will join the whole day medical mission, that will include free consultation, giving of medicines, and other related services, Pascua added.

The Masaligan Battalion had earlier met with the 26 barangay captains and health workers to maximize the number of beneficiaries.

The 79 th IB will celebrate its 9 th anniversary August 16, although the program proper is set August 19. Expected guests are Maj. Gen. Rey Leonardo Guerrero, commander of the 3 rd Infantry Division; Col. Allan Martin, 302 nd Infantry Brigade commander, Negros Oriental Governor Roel Degamo, Siquijor Governor Zaldy Villa, and Siaton officials, among others.*JFP


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