Navy leads outreach mission in Mis-Occ PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 21 November 2018 12:30

Naval Forces Western Mindanao in coordination with City Government Ozamiz, partner stakeholders and other military units joined forces for the conduct of community outreach missionin in Brgy Dona Consuelo, Ozamis City on November 18, 2018.

The CMO Team was led by Naval Forces Western Mindanao Commander Rear Admiral Rene V Medina, and was welcomed by the Ozamiz City Mayor and the local residents. The outreach mission kicked-off with a short program.


Various services offered during the Community Outreach Mission were:

•           Medical Consultation to 336 beneficiaries

•           Dental check-up and Tooth Extraction to 60 patients

•           Eye Check-up and Eye Glasses Distribution to 100 individuals

•           Free Haircut to 80 individuals

•           Food feeding to 300 children

•           Distribution of Sardines to 300 families

•           Free Circumcision to 13 youth/children


Further, the residents were entertained by NFWM Band and Magic Show performance of MBLT 11 which surely gave treat to the kids and young at hearts. Used clothing and boxes of sardines were also donated by the partner stakeholders to Brgy Doña Consuelo. Trash bins were also turned-over to the said barangay.

The cooperation between the Civil Military Operations Unit-WM; Marine Battalion Landing Team 11; Reservists from 613th Naval ROTC Unit of  Misamis Institute of Technology, 623rd Naval Squadron Reserve under Naval Reserve Center – Western Mindanao (NRCen-WM); Naval Special Operations Unit 6 (NAVSOU6); BRP Waray (LC 288); 10th Infantry Battalion; Medical Team from 1st “Tabak” Division, Philippine Army; and stakeholders from MEGA Global; Crystal Clear Vision; members of the Philippine Navy Ozamiz Batch 1976; Ozamis City Health Office; Medical doctors and dentists from Mt Malindang Eagles Club; Zamboanga City Grand Eagles Club was proven during the successful conduct of the activity.

With sense of commitment and willingness to serve, these people ably offered their time and expertise to render basic services and uplift the quality of life of the community of Dona Consuelo in Ozamiz City. This is also one way to remind the public that they can always trust and rely on the Philippine Navy (PN) and the AFP as a whole.

“Na-a mi karonsainyongatubangan para maghataguglibrengserbisyong medical saato-angtanantungod kay we value health not only for ourselves but also to our fellow Filipinos,” as expressed by the Commander, NFWM.

“This is the reason why we have conceptualized and developed this activity so that we can meet the various services ng ama kahatag sa ato ug kaayuhang panlawas. It's a free gift from all of us as a sign of our concern and love for you. We've come together, soldiers, government agencies and our private sector partners, to give you the best services we can ever give. Pirminatinghuna-hunaon nga Kauban ninyo anginyong Navy ug atong gobyerno sa Kalinaw ug Paglambo,” he stressed.

The Brgy Captain, Hon. Rey T Lapar said that it was the first time that they experienced such outreach mission that offered basic services and they were very thankful that their barangay was the recipient of the efforts and services of the Navy and its partner agencies.

Likewise, the CMO initiatives is in support to Higher Headquarters’ Development Support and Security Plan “KAPAYAPAAN 2017-2022” promoting peace, ensuring security, helping maintain public order and supporting the overall development initiatives of the government.

Also held in the afternoon is the graduation rite of Special Basic Citizen Military Training (SBCMT) Class 24 which was attended by the Commander, NFWM. The graduated reservists were composed of 134 individuals who were trained and equipped by the NRCen-WM with the basic doctrine and knowledge as a military.

These advocacies of the Command are concurrent with the stand of the Philippine Navy to sustain and strengthen its maritime patrol to protect and secure the Philippine waters while helping the community to progress and attain better quality of life. PR