ORMOC CITY- Thousands residents of Barangay Maticaa, this city, availed of free medical services conducted by the Ormoc City Host Lions Club who count among its official a well-known basketball player.
The medical mission conducted by the civic group at Maticaa was initiated by Rey Evangelista, among the most popular player now playing at the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA). According to Evangelista, the group’s vice president, he chose to conduct the medical mission in Maticaa considering that he came from the said village wherein his family had distributed farm lots to farmers there. Old people were among those who availed the free medical mission to have blood sugar testing and blood pressure monitoring.

Club member-doctors held checkups of the patients assisted by volunteer nurses from city government-run Ormoc Doctor Hospital (ODH) where medicines were given free. Club president Natividad Calabia said the officers committed to sponsor activity extending help to the community through its “Lions pang-MASA Monthly Activity Schedule Assignment program. Calabia herself fed 600 children with vitamins provided to malnourished children in Bagong Buhay and planted ornamental plants in school of same village. (ELVIE ROMAN ROA)