200 young Oponganons get free circumcision

By: Norman V. Mendoza April 24,2017 - 10:52 PM
Bureau of Customs Sub-Port of Mactan collector Gerry Campo (middle) and colleagues assist in circumcising one of almost 200 beneficiaries from three barangays in Lapu-Lapu City.

Bureau of Customs Sub-Port of Mactan collector Gerry Campo (middle) and colleagues assist in circumcising one of almost 200 beneficiaries from three barangays in Lapu-Lapu City.

NEARLY 200 young boys benefited from the free circumcision initiated by the Bureau of Customs Sub-Port of Mactan at their office compound last Saturday.

The beneficiaries were also given free medicines and ice cream after the circumcision.

Bureau of Customs Sub-Port of Mactan collector Gerry Campo said the beneficiaries came from Barangays Ibo, Agus and Pajo.

Campo said this is the first time that they conducted a community project since he assumed as collector in 2013.

“We have always been doing a summer outing the past several years but this time we thought of reaching out to the community,” said Campo.

Campo organized the activity and tapped the services of doctors and nurses from the Philippine Air Force, Cebu Institute of Medicine, Gullas Medical College and Mactan-Cebu International Airport.

Merlyn Ngujo, who accompanied her six-year-old son, was thankful for the opportunity since she no longer has to pay for her son’s circumcision.

“Duna’y libreng tuli didto sa among barangay pero kuyawan ta basin unya ma-infected kay dili man doktor ang motuli, kami pay mobayad sa tambal (There’s also free circumcision in our barangay but not done by doctors. I’m afraid that my son will get infected. They also do not provide free medicines),” said Ngujo.

Campo thanked the almost 20 doctors and nurses, as well as the staff of Bureau of Customs Sub-Port of Mactan who volunteered their time and efforts for the event.

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