700 benefited from PRO-9 medical mission PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 13 November 2018 16:54


More than 700 residents of Barangay Mariki benefited from the Medical Dental and Community Assistance Package “MEDCAP” Caravan initiated by the Police Regional Office 9 in partnership with the PRO9 Officers Ladies Club last November 10.

Police Regional Director Chief Supt. Emmanuel Luis Licup stressed that the activity aims to bring the police closer to marginalized members of the community.

Children aged 1-12 years old benefited from the basic services that were offered during the one-day event.

Services provided include medical consultation, dental consultation and tooth extraction; distribution of medicines; distribution  of school supplies to identified pupils; gift-giving, free haircut, distribution of slippers and literacy program.

The local residents, many of who are indigenous Badjao and Samal people, expressed their gratitude  for the assistance and the basic services that their children received during the program.

Barangay Mariki, considered a remote village in Zamboanga City, was identified as one of the villages where basic services are not immediately available.

It is also one of the barangays direly affected and damaged during the 2013 Zamboanga siege.

Meanwhile, the PRO9 Officers Ladies Club chaired by Mrs. Marjorie Licup, spouse of PRO9 Regional Director, stressed that MEDCAP activities are scheduled on November 17, 24 and December 1 this year  in the provinces of Zamboanga Sibugay, Zamboanga Del Sur and Zamboanga Del Norte, all under the PRO9 area of responsibility. (Dan Toribio)