Adventists join Anti-Smoking Campaign Launch in Tagum City
August 20, 2015 • in News & Events
The presence of the Seventh-day Adventists was admired by the Local Government Unit of Tagum City during the launching of Anti-Smoking Ordinance of Tagum City with the theme: “Environment Friendly, Smoke-Free Tagum City”, on August 3, held at Freedom Park, Tagum City.
Through the initiative of Mayor Allan L. Rellon, mayor of Tagum City, the anti-smoking campaign became a reality. With the support coming from the Department of Health Region XI, and sponsored by the City Health Office headed by Dr. Arnel R. Florendo, smoking in public areas and vehicle is now prohibited. The launching was conducted in line with the city’s Health Expo 2015, in which free medical services were offered to the residence of Tagum City.
Pr. Reynaldo Merin and Pr. William Nacorda of the Davao Mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church were among of the guests in the event. Davao Mission also donated 10,000 pieces of No-Smoking stickers to LGU of Tagum City. Together with members of the Seventh-day Adventists, especially the youth who bannered the distribution of the No Smoking stickers.
Mayor Rellon was very grateful to the Adventists because of their support to the campaign. “I would like to thank to the people, especially to the Seventh-day Adventist Church, who showed their willingness to participate in this launching. These people are very concerned when it comes to health, so a big compliment to them,” he said. He also challenged the other sectors and denominations around Tagum City to join next year for the Anti-Smoking Campaign anniversary.
As this happens, the church is indeed very happy to be a part of this event—a first in Tagum City! [Vecente Macalua]