Pres. Jun Jun Dayrit wanted the Club to hit the ground running, and it has. On the first month of this new Rotary year, with nary a “warm up,” we have been moving forward on a number of fronts, Health, in particular.
Last July 14, a Friday, PDG Tony Quila and Ann Mache Ackerman, together with Pres. Tess Castro of the Rotary Club of Makati Business District, a daughter club of ours, flew to Dumaguete City to launch a ‘Stop TB Now’ module. Launched on July 15, the project is being undertaken in collaboration with the City Government of Dumaguete under Mayor Felipe Remollo, RCM Business District, and regular partners Kabisig ng Kalahi and Pediatrica.
The launch program had the mayor delivering the welcome remarks, PDG Tony giving an overview of the project, and Dr. Sally Talla talking about the basics of TB. Ann Mache delivered an inspirational message, and Councilor Lani Ramon gave the closing remarks.
To receive medical treatment under the project are 28 TB-afflicted children from several of the city’s barangays.