Tuesday, 31 May 2011 13:34
A total 7,000 indigents have benefited from the outreach mission held last week by the Naval Forces Western Mindanao (Navofrwesmin) in an island municipality in the province of Tawi-Tawi, a navy official said.
Ensign Harry Cunanan, Navforwesmin information officer, said the medical, dental, and surgical mission was held for three days in Languyan Island town.
Languyan is a third class municipality, composed of 20 villages with 42,040 people in 7,771 households,according to the 2000 census.
Languyan is one of the 11 municipalities that comprise the province of Tawi-Tawi located in the southern border of the Philippines.
Cunanan said that they have also distributed used clothing to the indigents. Cunanan said the outreach mission was also aimed to bring the Navy closer to the people aside from helping the indigents avail of free medical services.
Majority of the residents in Languyan municipality rely on fishing and seaweed farming for livelihood. (PNA/BST)
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