Already several years in the running the ‘Operation Tuli’ program of the City Government of Baguio thru the Special Services Division (SSD) of the City Mayor’s Office was again conducted last Saturday, April 7, 2018 from 7:00 a.m. up to 5:00 p.m., at the Baguio health Services Office along T. Alonzo Street, Baguio City this time with 263 beneficiaries.
The program which actually started very early in the morning of Saturday, at around 6:00 a.m. saw Mr. Noel Mabutas, Community Affairs Officer IV and head of the Special Services Division (SSD) of the City Mayor’s Office, actively supervising and monitoring the arrival of parents and their children as they queued up with their registration forms and waited in line for the opportunity to avail of the free circumcision program of the city government.
Under the steady hands of around thirty surgeons from the Department of Surgery of the Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center (BGHMC) supervised by Dr. Honorio Ma. Pangilinan Jr. and Dr. Banny Bay Genuino of the Philippine College of Surgeons Baguio Chapter, as well as the capable assistance rendered by student nurses of Pines City College of Nursing and other volunteers the 263 children beneficiaries successfully went under the knife and were circumcised as a rite of passage into manhood and for health and sanitary purposes.
The operation tuli program for this year carried the theme “From Boyz to Men” and is part of the various activities of the City Mayor’s Office thru its arm the SSD in the effort to bring much needed services to the people in the grassroots level.
Relative to the above, City Mayor Mauricio Domogan conveyed the heartfelt gratitude and deep appreciation of the city to the BGHMC Department of Surgery, the Philippine College of Surgeons Baguio Chapter and the Pines City College of Nursing, as well as all the volunteers for the continuing partnership in bringing the ‘Operation Tuli’ program to another successful conclusion.