A 67-year-old resident of Barangay Camp 7 in Minglanilla was overwhelmed with joy after seeing top Capitol officials visit their sitio for the first time.
“I’m so happy to see the governor and vice governor visiting our place for the first time. I’m so grateful that they remember us,” Estefa Tanlangit said in Cebuano.
Tanlangit was one of the hundreds of residents in Camp 7 who trooped to Sitio Lubas II to avail the free services of the dental and medical mission of the Cebu Provincial Government on Wednesday.
Amidst the downpour, Gov. Hilario Davide III and Vice Gov. Agnes Magpale braved the steep climb and slippery dirt road to reach Sitio Lubas II located 12 kilometers from the national road and the staging area of the activity.
Dental extraction, consultation for adults and kids, random blood sugar and blood pressure testing as well as weighing were among the free services rendered by the Province.
Aside from free medical and dental services, the Capitol also held a feeding activity in which children were served with rice porridge. Free haircut was also available.
The Capitol handed out maintenance medicines for hypertension and diabetes as well as paracetamols, antibiotics and vitamins.
As part of their hands-on approach to governance, the activity enabled Davide and Magpale to touch base anew with their constituents and to hear them out directly of their problems and needs.
Barangay Camp 7, a mountain village, has a population of more than 2,000 residents with 8 sitios.
“The activity has big impact on the residents here especially the children who were given vitamins and senior citizens who availed of free consultations,” said Rhea Flores Carillo, a teacher of Lubas Elementary School. (Kelvin Cañizares)