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More than 8,000 people gathered to avail of the free services of the Grand Halad Kapamilya of the ABS-CBN Network.

Grand Halad Kapa-milya of the ABS-CBN Network is done every year during the months of June and November and UC Nursing CESDEV has been volunteering for this event since 2008. It is a whole day outreach program that provides free services especially for the senior citizens and children.

About 2,500 were given free medicines after consultations with the volunteer-doctors from Cebu Doctors’ University Hospital, Chong Hua Hospital, Sacred Heart Hospital, Saint Vincent Hospital, Cebu City Health Office and the Cebu City Medical Center.

Rose Pharmacy Manager Alma Jane Torda said most of the patients who attended the medical and dental services came with their families. Torda added that the common ailments were cough, colds, diabetes, and high blood pressure and these patients were given carbocisteine aside from multivitamins.

Free livelihood seminars such as organic hog raising, accounting for non-accountancy, basic air conditioner and mobile repair, techno skill demos and business plan making were attended by more than 2,000 people. Some beneficiaries brought along their pets for veterinary services offered by the Cebu City Veterinarian Office.

AGHAM party list donated 1,600 reading eyeglasses for the optical service beneficiaries while the Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry sought donations from different pharmacies in Cebu City for the medicines and medical equipment.