CSU Partner Agencies reach out in Rizal, Cagayan

Time Posted: 2015-07-31 16:46:39

On July 3, 2015, the Cagayan State University, together with its partner agencies, visited Rizal, Cagayan for another Operation Blessing that endeavoured to bring not only the services of the university but also the services of the national government closer to the doorsteps of the people. More than three thousand people of Rizal came and were served in the medical, surgical and dental mission spearheaded by the College of Medicine of CSU Carig Campus. The Philippine Army helped the team by bringing their medical and dental personnel during the caravan. Medicines given to the people were provided by the Department of Health, as one of the partner agencies, and the LGU of Rizal. Thirteen agencies took part in the Operation Blessing bringing to the community some services and activities designed to help the people in the community. These agencies include: Department of Agriculture, Department of Agrarian Reform, Department of Science and Technology, Department of Health, Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, Philhealth, Philippine National Police, Philippine Army, Department of Interior and Local Governance, Department of Labor and Employment, TESDA, and Commission on Higher Education. One non-government agency, the Order of the Amaranth was also present and conducted random blood sugar screening among more than two hundred people in Rizal. Several services were provided to the community. The Department of Agriculture, for example, distributed dewormers, did some anti-rabies vaccination, including the conduct of sample soil analysis. The veterinary team of CSU Carig Campus, in partnership with DA, also did a house to house visit and did animal castration upon request of the members of the community. Philhealth personnel were around to accept membership application forms. BFAR also awarded some projects and tilapia fingerlings to various farmer groups. DOST distributed a total of 100 oil traps, attractant of mosquitos. The Cagayan Provincial Police Office also made its presence significant by doing a feeding program during the caravan and by distributing some flyers that attempted to increase awareness of the people on the services done by the PNP. The Philippine Army’s contribution to the caravan was the provision of free haircut, the conduct of free circumcision by its medical personnel, and security maintenance of those who participated in the caravan. DOLE on the other hand, invited Marion International Manpower Agency that conducted jobs fair among interested applicants from the place. The support of the LGU of Rizal headed by the Honorable Mayor Jay ar Ruma and the support of the PLLO Secretary Hon. Manuel Mamba was significantly felt and that also contributed to the success of the caravan.

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