Cagayan de Oro City – In line with Rotary International’s focus of fighting diseases, the Rotary Club of Cagayan de Oro Premier has relaunched One Mission in partnership with the Cagayan de Oro Lodge No. 298 of Free and Accepted Masons. The project is a free medical and legal mission that serves underprivileged communities.
CDO Premier visited Cooperative Village, dubbed Co-op Ville, in Barangay Mambuaya in the outskirts of Cagayan de Oro City last Saturday, July 22. The community is a relocation site for those affected by Typhoon Sendong, the storm that displaced over 5000 families in 2011. The club provided general consultations and health assessments as well as various legal services such as consultations, drafting of affidavits and other documents for notarization. Medicines and reading glasses were also distributed throughout the day.
In addition, Premier also hosted forums on two important issues: the Law on Violence Against Women and Children and Stroke Prevention and Care. The former was carried out as part of the VAWC Lecture Series, the club’s ongoing project with the various barangays of Cagayan de Oro, Misamis Oriental and Bukidnon. The latter was given by Dr. Maria Mercedes L. Barba of Akbay Stroke Care and Neurological Rehabilitation Center.
One Mission Mambuaya served over 300 participants. The mobile outreach team was composed of members of the Rotary Club of Cagayan de Oro Premier, Masons of CDO Lodge No. 298 F. & A.M., doctors, nurses, lawyers, paralegals and local volunteers.
One Mission was founded by CDO Premier in their charter year of 2015. This is their third mission to date. The club hopes to continue with this program in the years to come.