UNTV, PDA, MCGI bring public service to Cainta jail

Philippine Dental Association (PDA) performs tooth extraction to these inmates of Cainta jail (BJMP) as part of the medical and dental mission together with UNTV and Members Church of God International.

Philippine Dental Association (PDA) performs tooth extraction to these inmates of Cainta jail (BJMP) as part of the medical and dental mission together with UNTV and Members Church of God International.

RIZAL, Philippines — “Ako’y nagpapasalamat sa ating Panginoong Dios at isa kami sa nabigyan nyo ng pansin,” Jail Senior Inspector Montano Abarico Jr, expressed.

(I am thankful to our Lord God that we were among those you have given attention.)

The Bureau of Jail Management and Penology or BJMP in Cainta, Rizal, led by Jail Senior Inspector Montano Abarico Jr., is thankful for the free medical mission and legal services rendered by UNTV in cooperation with its partners in public service, PDA and MCGI.

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“Yun ang pinoproblema namin as jail officers. Kasi safe keeping and rehabilitation kami eh. Doon sa aspetong rehabilitation, kailangan talaga naming ng tulad ninyo na nagbibigay din ng ayuda.”

(That is our problem as jail officers because we focus on safekeeping and rehabilitation. In rehabilitation, we really need people like you who also provide assistance.)

More than 500 inmates benefited from the free medical, optical and dental consultation rendered by UNTV together with the Philippine Dental Association, and the Members, Church of God International.

Free medicines were also give as prescribed by the volunteer doctors.

Inmates who received medical attention are thankful to the group.

A BJMP inmate expressed, “Syempre, unang una, nagpapasalamat po ako sa mga kapatid natin sa [Ang] Dating Daan. Sobrang ano, napakalaking naitutulong sa amin. Wala kaming kakayahan na magpatingin sa hospital. So, sila sila, mismo yung tumutulong sa amin para matingnan ang aming mga kalagayan dito.”

(Of course, first of all, I thank our brothers and sisters in Ang Dating Daan [ The Old Path or MCGI ]. It is a big help for us. we don’t have the capacity to have ourselves checked in the hospital. So they help us so our conditions here would be checked.”

Another inmate expressed, “Laking tulong sa mga katulad namin kasi marami ring mga may sakit sa amin at maraming walang dalaw.”

(It’s a big help for us because many of us are sick and have no visitors.)

Aside from medical services, the group also brought free legal services.

Several inmates grabbed the opportunity to consult with the volunteer lawyers.

(Jennica Cruz / UNTV News & Rescue)

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