ANGELES CITY — Some 3,228 Angeleño boys, aged 10 and above, underwent free circumcision from the program of Mayor Carmelo “Pogi” Lazatin, Jr.
Dubbed as “Magpatuli para Pogi,” the city’s operation tuli was conducted at the six Rural Health Units from July 4 to 28, 2022, supervised by Lazatin’s Chief Adviser IC Calaguas and Executive Assistant IV Reina Manuel with City Health Officer Dr. Verona Guevarra and Gender and Development Officer Mina Cabiles.
This program was launched by Mayor Lazatin to cater to the needs of Angeleños, especially the indigents.
“Nais po nating matulungan ang mga magulang sa mga pangangailangan ng kanilang mga anak, kaya naman po inilunsad natin ang operation libreng tuli,” Lazatin said.
Out of the 3,228 — 351 kids had their free circumcision in RHU 1; 837 in RHU 2; 443 in RHU 3; 545 in RHU 4; 407 in RHU 5; and 655 in RHU 6.
The said beneficiaries also received their after care kits.
Thirty midwives, nurses, and doctors from CHO and Rafael Lazatin Memorial Medical Center headed by Dr. Froilan Canlas had led the operation tuli. The GAD office also served as the support staff.
To recall, it was during the stint of Mayor Carmelo “Tarzan” Lazatin from 2002 to 2007 that Angeles City launched a free cirumcision program.