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Skin Fair in Ilocos Norte…Unstoppable!
by: Eugenio R. Pipo III, MD, FPDS and
Liza Marie Paz-Tan, MD, FPDS
On June 14, 2018, the Ilocos provinces were inundated with unusual heavy monsoon rains but this did not hinder the Ilocos group members of the PDS-Northern Luzon Chapter (PDSNLC) to hold its Skin Health and Eczema Fair at the Robinson’s Place in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte.
The fair started with opening remarks delivered by our enthusiastic and hard working PDSNLC President Dr. Liza Marie Paz Tan, who acted also as the fair’s emcee and game host. Inspirational messages were conveyed by Dr. Florina Q. Conde-Corpuz, President of the Ilocos Norte Medical Society and Dr Alfredo P. Valdez, Jr. the Mayor of the Municipality of San Nicolas. Drs. Geraldine Ruth Cadacio, Merely Melba Naidas, Marietta Naraval, and Liza Marie Paz-Tan delivered lectures on basic skin care, eczema control and management, and photoprotection. With over 130 barangay health workers in attendance, all were very eager to learn since eczema is one of the most commonly seen skin diseases in the region. There were also fun-filled interactive games with prizes which spiced up the activity.
In spite of the heavy downpour, the event was a success. Our deep gratitude shall always be ingrained to the assistance of the local government, pharmaceutical companies and medical society chapters of Ilocos Norte and Ilocos Sur.