Sixty detainees inside the Puerto Princesa City Jail (PPCJ) received free eye services from the Institute for Prevention of Ocular Diseases (IPOD) and the Palawan Adventist Hospital.
Dr. Ermen D. Estrobo, IPOD optometrist, said on March 6 it is their honor to help the detainees because he has something to offer and is willing to share it to them.
“Mas blessed naman tayo kesa sa kanila kaya isang karangalan na makapag-share tayo ng meron tayo sa ibang mas nangangailangan” Estrobo said.
He added that they will continue this program to the best of their ability.
“Sa ngayon may plano pa tayong I continue ang mission sa abot siyempre ng ating kakayanan, hindi lang sa City jail pati narin sa iba pang nangangailangan ng serbisyo natin” Estrobo added.
The program also includes regular worship service every Saturday but the medical assistance depends on the availability of the optometrist.
The advocacy of the program aims to help people with optical problems, especially senior citizens.