San Juan inks pact on breast cancer prevention

The local government of San Juan City on Wednesday signed a memorandum of agreement with Medical City and AIA Philippines to screen and prevent breast cancer.

Prior to the agreement, the city has already a SCReen and Prevent Cancer Program which aims to provide better medical access to the indigent population, including free early detection screening and treatment to women.

“This is a very important MoA because not only are we giving free medical consultation and breast cancer exam to 500 qualified women in San Juan, those who will unfortunately be diagnosed with the disease will be given free treatment by Medical City and AIA Philippines,” said Mayor Francis Zamora during the city’s celebration of International Women’s Day.

“We know how expensive it is to get treatment so we are very grateful to them for choosing San Juan to be their partner and pilot city in this program,” he added.

In line of this year’s celebration of women’s day, the local government has launched various activities for women in a full-packed celebration.

With the theme, “WE for Gender Equality and Inclusive Society,” the celebration kicked off with a cycling parade and Zumba performance led by the women of San Juan City, who were then treated with free services like haircut, manicure, and pedicure to pamper themselves.

The local government also provided free social services to empower them such as mini job fair, service desk for solo parents and San Juan health card, and free legal assistance with PAO lawyers.

The mayor’s wife and Caring Keri Foundation founder Keri Zamora — an advocate for women’s rights and healthcare — also expressed her full support to city government’s programs and projects for women.

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