News Release

Mormon Church, Barangay Council Provide Medical Mission in Tugbongan

The day was cold and rainy but that did not prevent indigent residents of barangay Tugbongan from going to a medical mission organized by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) and the barangay  council. The medical mission was held in the barangay hall on June 16 from 8 a.m. to noon.

It was estimated by Barangay Captain Pancrasia Perales that around 200 residents benefitted from the service provided by the Church.

Many of the residents came early to get their conditions treated. As they arrived, they were assisted by barangay health workers and the Mormon Helping Hands volunteers from the local Church congregation headed by Bishop Alex Corpuz.

The residents were registered and their vital signs taken before they were ushered by the volunteers into a waiting area where they waited for their turn to talk to the doctors.The medical mission was spearheaded by Barangay Councilor Remus Villarete who serves as the chairman of the Committee on Health. He contacted the Humanitarian Services of the Church to arrange the service project.

It was agreed between the two organizations that the Church would provide the medical supplies and volunteers while the barangay council would  arrange for two Consolacion Municipal medical doctors to do the consultations. 

The Church provided antibiotics, anti-asthma, allergy, hypertension, fever, cough and other medicines. Councilor Villarete estimated the value of the medical supplies provided at around Php 64,000.  These supplies were put to great use by the doctors as they treated the residents of barangay Tugbongan.

Bishop Alex Corpuz of Consolacion Ward (parish) said, “If we desire to be identified with the kingdom of our Lord then ministering and loving kindness is needed as we serve to bless others. A testimony of the gospel expressed through service can help people come closer to Christ.”

Barangay Captain Perales said that the service project was a success as the goal of the barangay council was to provide basic health services to residents who did not have the means to access quality health care.

This was not the first service project undertaken by the Church in barangay Tugbongan. The Church had previously provided for a number of wheelchairs as well as a communal comfort room. 


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