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Eye camp project benefits 200 Tanauan constituents

Tacloban City (September 14) -- A very clear manifestation of how the partnership between the government and the non-government organization will benefit the community, will unfold in Tanauan, Leyte on September 22, 2007.

The Rotary Club of Tacloban under the leadership of President Nonong Triste has partnered with the local government of Tanauan in order to bring to the municipality the Camp Eye Project.

On September 13, during the weekly regular meeting of the Rotary Club of Tacloban at the SMED Center in Tacloban City, Past District Governor Roque Tiu, the mayor of Tanauan, turned over to the club, the amount of P20,000 which is the local government's counterpart in the project.

The Rotary Club of Tacloban under the Community Service Committee headed by Club Director Jean Marechaux, will conduct on September 22, an eye check up at the Tanauan Gym where 200 beneficiaries will receive free eyeglasses.

Mayor Tiu said that the local government does not mind putting up a counterpart for a project which will benefit his constituents who cannot afford to buy eyeglasses, much less to have an eye check up from credible eye doctors.

He said that the eye patients will be screened by the Municipal Health Office prior to the Camp Eye Project date to ensure that only those screened will go to the Municipal Gym. This will also ensure that people will not be wasting their time and money going and waiting in the venue without assurance of being served, Mayor Tiu said.

He expressed his gratitude to the officers and members of the Rotary Club of Tacloban for choosing Tanauan as one of the venues of their community project.

The Rotary Club of Tacloban which is the oldest Rotary club in Region 8 is composed of about 50 members coming from the different professions and occupations.

It was learned that the same activity is also set to be conducted in Tacloban and in the municipality of Palo, but to date, only the municipality of Tanauan has been finalized and scheduled. (PIA 8) [top]

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