Friday, June 17, 2016

US Pacific Partnership team in Legazpi on June 27
By Emmanuel P. Solis

LEGAZPI CITY. June 16 (PNA) -- The United States Navy (USN) Pacific Partnership team is expected to arrive in this city on June 27 to provide medical services to the people of Legazpi and neighboring towns, City Health Office chief Fulbert Gillego said Thursday.

Gillego said village chiefs of pre-qualified patients should give them referrals to the US medical team for them to avail of medical services such as medical check-up, minor surgery, optical, dentistry and other public health services.

The USN, in partnership with the Department of Education, will also construct school buildings in different villages of the province, he added.

The US Pacific Partnership is an annual deployment of forces from the USN Pacific Fleet, in cooperation with the local government units and military forces.

Gillego said the USN personnel will teach barangay health workers the proper caring for their patients and interact with students of the Tamaoyan Elementary School in the southern portion of this city to know from them what kind of services the team should give to the people in the community.

The USN crewmen, CHO personnel and other employees of the city will also hold a clean-up activity in different coastal areas of this city, he said.

Gillego said the USN and the personnel of Naval Forces for Southern Luzon will jointly perform a three-day live band entertainment for the local residents at the Ibalong Centrum for Recreation, Albay Astrodome and Bicol University.

The medical mission of the US Pacific Partnership to the Philippines is part of strengthening the relationship and security ties between the two nations.(PNA) BNB/FGS/EPS/CBD