Medical missions at RMPH next month

ROXAS City — Two groups will sponsor two separate medical missions at the Roxas Memorial Provincial Hospital next month.

Georgian Surgical Expedition from the United States led by Dr. Lorna Beldia O’Brien, a Capizeña, will hold their medical mission on February 6–11.

They will conduct surgical operations on persons with tumor in the ovary, goiter, myopia, hernia and breast mass.

An eye specialist will also cater to those who have sight problems.

On the other hand, the Rotary Club – Capiz Chapter’s “Operasyon Taghoy” will be on February 20–25.

It will serve those who have cleft lip and cleft palate.

Registration of patients for the two medical missions is ongoing. Poor individuals and indigents will be given priority.

According to Dr. Maria Cellini Bauson, RMPH chief of hospital, the medical missions will also be held in cooperation with the provincial government led by Gov. Victor Tanco.

“The doctors and nurses, as well as the facilities and equipment of the RMPH, are all set… for these medical missions,” said Dr. Bauson.

Meanwhile, Tanco expressed gratitude to the two groups that extended their help to the province. (CBBP/PN)


Schools ready for early enrolment

ROXAS City — Public school teachers in the province are ready to enroll more incoming students for the next school year.

Advocacy efforts for the Early Registration Day on January 29 continue, according to Alan Vincent Altamia, information officer of the Capiz Schools Division of the Department of Education (DepEd).

This early enrolment of pre-school children, incoming Grade 1 and incoming first year high school students for school year 2011–2012 is pursuant to DepEd Order No. 2, series of 2011.

This aims to reach more children, provide every child with his/her right to quality education, to achieve the Millennium Development Goals in education, Altamia stressed.

“With this, we hope we can increase our school participation rate and leave no Capiceño child out of school,” he said.

Only the names of incoming school children will be enlisted during this year’s early registration day, Altamia pointed out.

Documents such as live birth, report card and other certifications will be required in June, he said.
Accordingly, children born on October 31, 2006 or earlier are eligible for early enrolment in kindergarten.

On the other hand, those born on October 31, 2005 or earlier — with or without kindergarten experience — are eligible for Grade 1, he said.

In the secondary level, students who are not presently enrolled in Grade 6 but have completed this grade level and who want to be enrolled in first year high school are required to present their Grade 6 report card to the teacher-in-charge of the registration.

But if the report card is not available, a signed Certification of Report by the parent/guardian could be presented, Altamia explained.

Capiz Schools Division data showed a total of 8,236 preschool children, 85,750 elementary pupils and 46,073 high school students currently enrolled in the public schools in the entire province. (Jemin B. Guillermo/PIA/PN)


120 families get shelter assistance

PILAR, Capiz — One hundred twenty families from this town who were victims of typhoon Frank each received checks worth P50,000 from the Department of Social Welfare and Development 6 (DSWD-6).

The check distribution on January 20 at the Pilar Civic Center here was in line with the DSWD’s Modified Shelter Assistance Project.

Family beneficiaries were from Barangays Casanayan, Cayus and San Ramon here.

The financial aid will be used to repair and construct the houses damaged by the typhoon.

Officials said this project was realized through the efforts of the provincial government under Gov. Victor Tanco and the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO).

The national and the provincial government will always support rebuilding the lives affected by the calamities, Tanco said.

Also present during the check distribution were Melanie del Rosario-Arancillo, representing 1st District Rep. Antonio del Rosario; Poblacion Barangay Captain Mitchelle Patricio; Councilor Doujie Jack Cantiller; and PSWDO head Violeta Silva. (CPPB/PN

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