ANCOP USA executive director Roger Santos (far right) met with Iloilo Gov. Arthur Defensor (2nd from right) at the latter’s office in Iloilo City last Monday. The two discussed about the forthcoming ANCOP medical missions to the towns of Mina, Dumangas (surgical and medical), Barotac Nuevo, Concepcion and Carles from Feb. 7 to 12, 2014. Those are the towns that were hit hard by Typhoon Haiyan. Others in photo are (from left) Dr. Patricia Trabado, Dr. Alabado, Dr. Reyes and Vonz Santos.

FAIR LAWN, N.J. — ANCOP USA has scheduled an eight-day medical/surgical/dental mission in the Typhoon Yolanda worst hit towns of Mina, Dumangas, Barotac Nuevo, Concepcion and Carles, all in Iloilo Province, from Feb. 7-14, 2014.

This was learned from Roger Santos, ANCOP USA executive director, who met and had a pre-medical mission meeting with Gov. Arthur Defensor and his provincial medical personnel last week in Iloilo City.

At the same time, Elizabeth Macaraeg, ANCOP USA health program head, announced that some 30 Filipino-American medical professionals from around the U.S. will join the mission.

Santos also revealed the three-phase program of ANCOP USA in providing assistance to the victims of the last typhoon.

The program comprises of disaster relief (this is done already); health mission (next month); and rebuilding (of destroyed houses).

ANCOP aims to build/rebuild 300 houses in Leyte and Samar this year.

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