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Monday, February 23, 2009

Mercy mission benefits Muslim villagers in Zamboanga City


ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / Feb. 23, 2009) Hundreds of Muslim villagers have benefited from a medical outreach mission in Zamboanga City in Mindanao.

The humanitarian mission, spearheaded by the Lingkod Timog-U.S. Task Force Sulu, a group of doctors from Rhode Island in the United States, in the Muslim enclave of Taluksangay and in Sangali village.

Most of the patients were Badjao and Samal villagers.

The mercy mission held at the weekend coincided with the 5th National Dental Health Month and was also supported by the Naval Forces Western Mindanao, Western Mindanao Command, Philippine National Police Regional Services 9, Zamboanga City Health Office, Mindanao Central Sanitarium, Zamboanga City Medical Center, Marine Forces South, Task Force Comet, Joint Special Operation Task Force- Philippines, among others.

The villagers were also given toothbrush, toothpaste, bags and slippers. (Michelle Angela Araneta)



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