The Visayas Primary Healthcare Services conducted an operation tuli (circumcision) for members of the Arnold Janssen Homeowners Association in Arnold Janssen Village in Bangkal, Lapu-lapu City last April 27, 2016.
More than 120 boys were circumcised. The activity was organized by the Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation – Integrated Development Center, Inc., the social action arm of the Society of Divine Word congregation. The families of the boys are among the 262 families who are beneficiaries of the Arnold Janssen Housing Project of the JPIC.
Prior to living in the socialized housing units in the village, the families were marginalized squatter and garbage scavenger families in Metro Cebu, primarily in the Bangkal dumpsite which they depended on for their livelihood.
Volunteers included medical students of the Cebu Institute of Medicine and Gullas College of Medicine, led by VPHCS physician Dr. Erlinda Posadas.