Volunteers conduct medical mission for Scarborough fishermen

Volunteers conduct medical mission for Scarborough fishermen

/ 03:24 AM December 28, 2017

NYMWPS volunteer doctors giving medical checkups and treatment to the Scarborough Shoal fishermen, children, spouses and elderly in Masinloc, Zambales. CONTRIBUTED

SAIPAN — A transnational youth group organized a medical mission and Christmas gift-giving to fishermen in Scarborough Shoal and their families at Baranggay North Poblacion, Masinloc, Zambales on December 9.

The National Youth Movement for the West Philippine Sea (NYMWPS), led by its Saipan-based Global Chair and Founder Dr. Celia Lamkin distributed medicines, multivitamins and Christmas gifts and packages.


Scarborough Shoal fisherman and his son receive Noche Buena package and multivitamins given by the NYMWPS during the Medical Mission and Christmas Gift giving in Masinloc, Zambales, Philippines. On the right: Barangay North Poblacion Treasurer, Diana Hao. CONTRIBUTED

Volunteer doctors Luison Nang, MD and Allysa de la Cruz, MD led volunteers in giving free medical services to some 155 patients — fishermen, their spouses, children and the elderly.

National Youth Movement for the West Philippine Sea (NYMWPS) Officers, members and volunteers, Scarborough Shoal fishermen and Barangay North Poblacion , Masinloc, Zambales officials, pose for a group photo after the Medical Mission and Christmas gift giving on December 9. CONTRIBUTED

Free refreshments were provided as well as Noche Buena packages for families.
The sponsors of the Medical Mission and gift giving included Ronald Lamkin; Vickie Estella NYMWPS Makati Chapter Chair; Prof. Cesar Torres, NYMWPS Adviser; Romeo Belocora, NYMWPS Rizal Regional Chair and Cainta chapter  Chair;Bontella Food Truck Builders Inc.; Mister Donut; Tokyo Tokyo; BAYANi-Bayan Bago Sarili.


According to Dr. Celia Lamkin, NYMWPS will conduct medical missions next year in Pag-asa Island, Kalayaan Islands (Spratlys) Palawan and Scarborough Shoal fishermen in Pangasinan and Bataan.

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TAGS: Dr. Celia Lamkin, medical missions, National Youth Movement for the West Philippine Sea (NYMWPS), Scarborough Shoal
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