ILOILO CITY – Yet again, Bayan Muna proves that with or without the elections, it will persist to serve the interest of the people.
Last January 5, a dental mission was conducted in Brgy. Anilao, Pavia. About 30 residents were able to avail of free dental extraction. The dental mission was made possible through the aid of local barangay officials, barangay health workers, the Methodist church, and as well as private individuals.
In addition, a series of health discussions about hypertension and diabetes was provided by Bayan Muna in BJMP Ungka, Jaro. Lectures, medical prescriptions, and supplies for particular illnesses were given to around 40 senior citizens and inmates. Bayan Muna was accompanied by Help Panay and Filipino Nurses United Iloilo in the said event.
According to Irma Espinosa, the regional coordinator of Bayan Muna Panay, this is the latter’s way of expressing its gratitude to the people for their support in the last election and as well as its effort of continuing the programs and services for the needy.
Espinosa adds that this is just a fraction of the programs made available, aside from those initiated in the Congress –laws that forward the welfare of the people in hearing out their rights.
To recall, despite the countless black propaganda and redtagging of the Duterte regime over progressive partylists in the last election, Bayan Muna still managed to win three seats for its representatives.
Last year, Bayan Muna initiated the campaign against dengue in specific localities through information dissemination, clean-up drive, production of alternative ointment, and mobilizations to call out the government on its crucial role in times of a dengue outbreak and as well as the demand for additional health budget.
Accompanied by the Makabayan bloc together with progressive groups and partylists, Bayan Muna initiated relief operations for the victims of the the volcanic eruption in Taal, Batangas and as well as donation drives for the victims of Typhoon Ursula in Panay.
Bayan Panay calls on the urgent need for the government to provide immediate and effective response in these times of disaster through allocating additional budget for calamity funds and as well as with agencies and support for our local scientists./PT