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Barangay health station holds bingo-like Valentine’s Day game

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Rural health midwife Lolita Elvambuena Poblete shows V-Day bingo card. Photo: Ernie Esconde
Rural health midwife Lolita Elvambuena Poblete shows V-Day bingo card. Photo: Ernie Esconde

SAMAL, Bataan — The Barangay Sta. Lucia Health Station here held a bingo-like game to serve
as bonding for mothers on Valentine’s Day with no expense for the players but with a chance to
win prizes.
Rural health midwife Lolita Elvambuena Poblete called the game as Valentine’s Bingo with cards
similar to bingo but with different figures about the day of the hearts instead of numbers.
Participants in the game were mothers with children from five years old and below. Poblete
said they thought of the project to provide bonding time for mothers especially during
Valentine’s Day and to lure them to come to the BHS to know more about safe motherhood.

Moms and kids enjoying bingo game. Photo: Ernie Esconde
Moms and kids enjoying bingo game. Photo: Ernie Esconde

“Hindi ito bingo, para lang itong bingo na may papremyo sa bawat game. Nakapag-enjoy na sila
sa Araw ng mga Puso, meron pa silang pangsaing. Ang bingo may mga number tapos may
labanan ng pera pero dito wala silang ginagastos kundi sa amin nanggaling. Barangay council,
BHS, ang nagbibigay ng papremyo,” the midwife said.
Among the prizes were a kilo of rice, some other food items and chocolates.
Poblete first briefed the participants on safe motherhood before the start of the game.
“Ipinaalaala ko sa kanila lahat ng mga activity ng Department of Health na kailangan susundin
namin. Tinanong ko kung kumpleto ng bakuna ang mga anak nila. Hindi ako pumapayag na may
batang hindi bakunado,” she said.
Assisting the midwife in the activity were her daughter barangay health nutrition scholar
Architect Karl Engelene Poblete and barangay health workers.
The activity has the full support of Barangay Sta. Lucia chairman Hector Forbes and members of
the barangay council.

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