Monthly Archives: May 2010
Puerto Princesa, Palawan – For almost two days, 363 residents of Barangay Sagpangan in the municipality of Aborlan benefited from the free consultations, medicine supplies, dental check-up, tooth extraction, and circumcision.
Most of the recipients were Tagbanwas, natives of the said barangay, who could not be able to have themselves checked due to financial constraints. Out of the 363, 263 of them availed free check-up and medicine supplies, 69 underwent tooth extraction, and 31 had circumcision.
Upper respiratory tract infections were the top complaints of the patients, ranging from productive and dry cough, common colds, recurring fever, and among others.
Missionary nurses of GMMN were the front liners doing the assessments of the patients before they were being checked by the doctors, Dr. Pacifico Maypa Jr. (PAMC Surgeon) and Dr. Jerry Manuel (PAMC ER resident). Nurses also perform circumcision with Dr. Jerry’s supervision. Jaspere John E. Delos Reyes, Jeranni N. Abando, Efraim M. Ninalga were the three missionary nurses present, together with the officers of the GMMN, Alison R. Rivera, Harthwell C. Capistrano and Von Carlo L. Hechanova.
Mrs. Cynthia M. Faigao, health director of Palawan Adventist Mission, spearheaded the activity in cooperation with the Palawan Adventist Medical Center and Colleges with Mrs. Jacky Laplana, nurse health educator, Global Ministries of Missionary Nurses Inc., and the Adventist World Aviation Foundation. With combined forces of these organizations, the said activity held last May 13-14 was a success.
Outgoing Aborlan Mayor Celsa Adier was also present on the first day of the event, giving free snacks to the patients and the organizers.
I Will Go
Give me ears to hear Your Spirit Give me feet to follow through Give me hands to touch the hurting And the faith to follow You Give me grace to be a servant Give me mercy for the lost Give me passion for Your glory Give me passion for the cross And I will go where there are no easy roads Leave the comforts that I know I will go and let this journey be my home I will go I will go I'll let go of my ambition Cut the roots that run too deep I will learn to give away What I cannot really keep What I cannot really keep Help me see with eyes of faith Give me strength to run this race I will go Lord where Your glory is unknown I will live for You alone I will go because my life is not my own I will go I will go I will go