Kagawad Edgar “Junjun” S. Macario, Jr., co-chairman of the Barangay Council for the Protection of Children (BCPC), initiated a weekly dental mission on July 10, 2016 (Sunday) from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the Consti Covered Court.
Its conduct was made successful upon the approval of Captain John “Jojo” M. Abad; in full support of the barangay council, namely, Kgds. Luisito “Tata” Z. Ludovica, Jhorwin D. Santos, Charlie O. Mangune, Ernesto “Ernie” S. Custodio, Filomena “Luming” V. de Guzman and Roberto “Bobby” B. Miras; and, in cooperation with Unciano Colleges and General Hospital thru Dr. Ariel Go, DMD, dean of the College of Dentistry. It is note-worthy to mention that Kgd. Macario’s wife who happens to be the coordinator of the project, Mrs. Rachel Anne “Mimi” dela Cruz Macario, is a graduate of the said school.
Also saluting to the program were Miss Charo Mangune (Kgd. Mangune’s daughter), Barangay Secretary Edwin P. Misolas, Purok (Area) Leaders, homeowners’ association (HOA) presidents, the Loyalty P.I.P.O.L. Watch, Incorporated and the Loyalty Kidz who even shared a big pot of chicken-and-hotdog macaroni soup to their fellow children.
This launch was way too successful than expected as it was able to cater to 192 patients whose teeth were checked, cleaned, filled and taken out – all for free.
The dental mission is deemed to be conducted every Sunday moving forward.
Written by Aphrodite
Photos taken by Cherly Padernal