Operation Tuli: Astig Ka Boy! Year 2

The Visayan Electric Co., Inc., through its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) held its second Operation Tuli dubbed as "Astig Ka Boy!" in Barangay Subangdaku last April 28, where 68 boys aged 7 to 17 got circumcised for free.

The circumcision was facilitated by four medical doctors and assisted by six nurses and eleven VECO kaibigan volunteers. Aside from the free operation, each child also brought home a complete post-operation package plus some candies and Krispy Kreme doughnuts, who donated six dozens of their original glazed doughnut for the event.

Subangdaku Barangay Captain Ernie Manatad, in behalf of all the parents present during the medical mission, thanked the power utility for their help in the transformation of the young Mandauehanon boys into young men.

"Astig Ka Boy" is a project under the Primary Health and Child Care program of VECO and the Aboitiz Foundation Inc. as a way of helping young adolescent boys in their journey to manhood. Circumcision is a common practice in the Filipino culture that it is quite normal to see a lot of newly circumcised boys wading in the beaches every summer. This is also a hygienic practice for the health care of men.

Another group of boys took the brevity last April 28 to undergo circumcision. VECO annually holds its operation tuli, a free circumcision every summer, to help young adolescent boys in their journey to manhood.



Corporate Social Responsibility