Brgy. Ticulab, Maitum, Sarangani Province:
|Lt.Valenzuela, organizer of the mission, |
signed up against RH Bill
Barangay Ticulab, a 2-hour drive from General Santos City, was one of the areas that were attacked by the MILF last 2008. During the war, a number of residents were lured to the hideouts of the rebels, thinking they could hide in safety among friends, but realized their error of judgment when they were used as hostages. Eventually those hostages were released, and serenity restored. Peace was still in place as we came to conduct the medical mission.
The team served 217 medical patients, 37 dental patients, and 26 circumcision cases. Also a feeding program was provided among the malnourished children of the said Barangay.
We assisted in the minor surgeries. The team served 217 medical patients, 37 dental patients, and 26 circumcision cases. Also a feeding program was provided among the malnourished children of the said Barangay.
With the ongoing international pressure on the Philippine government to pass the Reproductive Health Bill, we decided to spare precious time to conduct a signature campaign among the residents to stop the passage of RH Bill. We gave a lecture on the moral and scientific dangers related to the provisions of the RH Program in the bill. We hoped to prepare the grassroots to resist the execution of an immoral law, in the instance that the bill would be passed into law. Naturally, we met people who refused to sign the petition against the bill, but we encountered many who listened, argued, and decided to support our campaign.
|Young minds and hearts hearing the word of God|
We also conducted a Catechism class with a role play for the children. We distributed rosaries and bioethics pamphlets among the residents.