TANUDAN, Kalinga (PIA) - - A professionals association from this municipality reached out to their own tribe in a convergence of free multi-services.
The Mangali Professionals Association (MaPA), in partnership with medical groups, institutions and individuals and the Tanudan local government unit held recently at the Anggacan Elementary School (AES) a one-day community service serving a total of 579 residents.
Eye check-up coupled with free eye glasses topped the services with 176 persons availing, followed by medical checkup with 93 clients. Other services availed of were dental extraction, pediatrics, vaccination, circumcision, haircut, bloodletting and family planning implant. 76 also availed of veterinary services.
MaPA also coordinated with government agencies and offices who took turn presenting their services through an information, education campaign while the multi-services were conducted.
Led by its president Silverio Tawatao, MaPA members with the Anggacan youth and learners conducted tree planting at the AES compound planting 300 seedlings provided by Tabuk City Community Environment and Natural Resources Office.
MaPA is grateful to all civic-spirited individuals who donated materials and cash donations especially the drugs and medicines from pharmacies and individuals. Special thanks also to the Medical Reserve Force of the Kalinga Police Provincial Office, Provincial Health, Kalinga Medical Society, Dental Doctors, Rotary Club of Tabuk, Victory Liner, CENRO-DENR, Department of Education, Office of the Congressman, Provincial Local Government Unit, the three private veterinary doctors, and LGU Tanudan.
With the theme “Nan Uswilan iMangali, Tawiliyon Tako Ili” (Educated iMangali, Look Back To Our Roots”, this was the second outreach mission conducted by the group since its organization.
At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, MaPA organized a relief mission and distributed personal protective equipment, vitamins and rice to the eight sitios of Mangali and Mangali residents in Tabuk City. (JDP/PAB-PIA CAR, Kalinga)