TBpeople PH Discipleship: San Fernando, Pampanga – Region 3
TBpeople PH Team visited our Region 3 City Association Leaders. This is to create, establish and disciple emerging leaders for the advocacy that we have located in region 3 and represent TBPeople Philippines in their respective cities.
We have our first Meet & Greet Face to Face Kamustahan with TBpeople PH Region 3 Leaders: Joselito S. Quiambao, Lizette Pamaos, Roxanne Rodriguez, April Bie Garcia, Sheila Serrano Delos Reyes, Howard Andal Alvarez and Anna Kristina Carreon Pelayo.
We visit the Jose B. Lingad Memorial Hospital to meet Dr. Irene Flores and know more about how they handle patients which are some of our City Association leaders in Pampanga.
Pampanga is known for its best tasting food so we met and shared lunch with Joselito “Bong” S. Quiambao and Roxanne Rodriguez for lunch and we talk about many things about before and after of their treatments and their suggestions.
We visited the homes of Kristina Pelayo and Howard Alvarez now survivors, to talk about their life now after the battle in TB. They have many inspiring stories and lessons in their experience worth to share which is a privilege for us hear from them personally.
Overall, we had a great time and finally meet all the people behind the inspiring story of survival – face to face.
This out-of-town adventure of our team in Pampanga gave us excitement and hope. We’ve met many new faces and our leaders that warmly welcomed us in their city and they are all grateful to see us personally and so are we. In return, we promised our commitment in the City Association and Discipleship that we will do our very best to equip them to be an effective Survivor Advocates that will bring hope to their constituents affected by TB. Every one of us is excited and hoping and looking forward for more.
Stay tune and be ready on our next stop! Calamba Laguna, Region 4a. See you! 😀
TRIVIA: Did you know?
According to the Tuberculosis Prevention and Control Program, Central Luzon increased its TB treatment coverage rate from 70 percent in 2020 to 75 percent in 2021.
“TB remains to be a problem in our healthcare system as persons with undiagnosed, untreated, and potentially contagious TB can spread it unknowingly to family members, colleagues at work, or community. In these cases, immunocompromised individuals are most vulnerable,” DOH CLCHD officer-in-charge director Corazon Flores said in a statement.” (Zorayda Tecson, 2022, ‘DOH-3 calls for support to wipe out TB’, The Philippine News Agency, 23 March, accessed 20 May 2022, <https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1170468>.)
With the support of Stop TB Partnership
Zorayda Tecson, 2022, ‘DOH-3 calls for support to wipe out TB’, The Philippine News Agency, 23 March, accessed 20 May 2022, <https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1170468>.