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THE ASCLEPIAN VOICE
THE OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE ORDER OF ASCLEPIUS : WEST VISAYAS STATE UNIVERSITY—COLLEGE OF MEDICINE
VOLUME 1 ISSUE NO. 10
“When life throws you lemons,
make a lemonade,” the time-old
So when the call to serve throws
you to a town 50 kilometers away
from the city and another six
kilometers to an agricultural
village, you make the best out of the
experience, even if it means doing
away with the usual set-up „surgeons
-on-a-summer‟ have grown used to.
With woven bamboo strips and
nipa providing shelter, and dried
rice plains and mountains as their
background, and an elevated
bamboo flooring as their operating
table, five Asclepians rendered a
half-day surgical mission the barrio
way, April 16, Brgy. Libertad,
Headed by Dr. Diana May
Baclay-Laraya (OA Batch 29), a team
of OA resident members composed
of Meghan Lamprea, Charles
Juanitas, Mark Balag and Mitz Serofia
performed circumcision to a total of
36 children, ranging 7-16 years old.
The surgical mission is the last to be
given in a 3-part circumcision
drive—April 9, 10, 16, respectively—
sponsored annually by the Filipino
Baptist Missionary Church in
partnership with the Banate Baptist
The activity also catered to a few
children from four nearby
barangays, namely Brgy. Bariga,
Alacaygan, Zona Sur, and Duguakan.
“Some of the kids had to walk
30-40 minutes on foot just to get
here,” said one of the organizers.
Amazed of this new set-up,
Lamprea, who has been active in
such activity for several years, said
that this added more meaning to the
“Now I know how it [surgical
mission] is done in the barrios,” she
APRIL 16, 2015