News Release / 3 May 2012
PIA goes to Misamis Oriental, Camiguin
The Pinay In Action (PIA) team of Senator Pia S. Cayetano recently visited Northern Mindanao for a series of medical missions and seminars promoting awareness on women’s rights and maternal and child health.
The team led a medical mission serving 300 residents of Barangay Barra in the municipality of Opol, Misamis Oriental province in the morning of April 25.
The mission was followed by a seminar on Anti-Violence Against Women and Children (AVAWC) attended by 100 barangay officials, village watchmen and residents.
The activities were conducted in coordination with Brgy. Baraan Chairman Max Seno.
The following day, on April 26, the team proceeded to Barangay Bonbon, Sagay town in Camiguin province to conduct a medical mission in partnership with volunteer-doctors led by Dra. Nona Neri.
Barangay Bonbon Chairman Christopher Rodriguez and former Sagay Vice Mayor Marvee Rodriguez also assisted the team to ensure the smooth conduct of both activities.
After the medical mission, the team proceeded to gymnasium of Poblacion, Sagay, Camiguin for a seminar on maternal and child health and AVAWC.
The seminar was attended by 150 participants including barangay health workers, municipal health employees, members of women’s organization, and barangay officials and staff.
The team acknowledges the assistance provided by the local government unit of Sagay headed by Mayor Eugenio Ong. #