Puericulture celebrates 89th year PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 28 October 2010 15:19

The Zamboanga Puericulture Center will celebrate its 89th anniversary on October 30, 2010.

Dr. Rodel Agbulos, president of the ZPC board, said various activities have already been lined up to highlight the event.

“This year, we tend to focus our celebration by recognizing the importance of the family in the community or in a growing society, that’s why should acknowledge the role of the family, as what the Puericulture was envisioned, for a healthy family," Agbulos said.

Agbulos said a family day will be held to mark the occasion at the Scout Antonio Limbaga Amphitheatre in Pasonanca.
He said on October 30, the founding date, there will be a thanksgiving mass to be celebrated at the ZPC chapel, followed by a motorcade towards Pasonanca for the main program.

“It’s a celebration of longevity and being consistent in public service," he said.

City officials and sectoral leaders have also been invited to grace the occasion.

“Puericulture was first established in Zamboanga City in 1921 as a health center for the family. And we are happy that over the years, Puericulture has also expanded in terms of services to cater to the demands of the times. From a humble clinic, we now have a hospital facility catering especially to the mothers and even children," Agbulos said.

Agbulos also said that other than the medical facility, there is now an established primary school with academic standards and even a livelihood center. “These are things that we deemed are helpful to the people in our community. We have the school for our children who also have access to medical checkups. We also have our caregiver course wherein the students can practice right at the Puericulture lying in hospital”. Agbulos said.

Over the years, people of the city have appreciated the concept and initiatives set forth by the Puericulture, by offering services to the public particularly the poor residents in the community.