By LEVIRESA GETIGAN-BARNIZO
November 29, 2018
CALBAYOG CITY – People’s Outreach Program (POP) and Northern Samar Masonic Lodge 211, both people’s organizations, conducted an early Christmas Gift Giving - distribution of school bags and supplies to 255 pupils of Tanval Cluster (Canjumadac, Tanval and Gelino Elementary Schools), all located in the outskirt villages of Calbayog City, Samar, today, November 29, 2018, with program partners, St. Mary Maternity Clinic and 63rd Infantry Innovator Battalion. The said program partners/volunteers also initiated feeding activity to the same recipient learners and an orientation pertaining Maternal and Child Care to the pregnant women of Brgy. Canjumadac.
On November 24, 2018, Saturday, POP and Masons successfully concluded a bloodletting activity at St. Mary Maternity Clinic, Brgy. San Joaquin, Tinambacan District, Calbayog City, Samar. The undertaking was participated by the personnel of Samar First Mobile Force Company-Palanas Cara, Philippine National Police (PNP), Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) - San Joaquin, 63rd Infantry Innovator Battalion, Philippine Army, members of Northern Samar Masonic Lodge 211, and some residents of Brgy. Peña and Brgy. San Joaquin, Calbayog City, Samar. A blood bank team from the Samar Provincial Hospital, Catbalogan City assisted the bloodletting activity.
It can be recalled that few months ago, POP and other program partners also conducted civic projects and brought services to more or less one thousand residents of the aforementioned villages including the locals of San Jose, Langoyon, Villahermosa, Sinantan, Himalandrog, and other neighboring barangays, all located in the far flung barangays in Calbayog.
These activities urge indulgence and engagement to other organizations and government agencies to replicate said community projects and services in reaching out people most especially the underprivileged residents in the locality.