Caloocan resumes Gandang Malapitan

October 27, 2021 Edd Reyes 250 views

FOLLOWING the continues decline of the reproduction number of COVID-19 cases in Caloocan, the city government resumed its “Gandang Malapitan” project that offers free haircut along with free anti-rabies vaccination for cats and dogs.

On Wednesday, volunteered hairstylist from the Caloocan Public Employment Service Office (PESO), in cooperation with the Community Relations Office, conducted free haircut to residents of Pechayan, Sitio 7, Barangay 178 in Camarin.

The “Gandang Malapitan” project which offers free facials, manicures, pedicures and therapeutic massages started in July 2013, a few days after Mayor Oscar “Oca” Malapitan was sworn into office as mayor of Caloocan City, but was temporarily stopped due to the outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic.

Under the project, graduates from Caloocan City Manpower and Livelihood Center, who became skilled hair stylists after the city financed their free vocational education, volunteered to conduct free haircuts and other cosmetic treatments.

Aside from free haircuts, Mayor Oca said the Caloocan City Veterinary Office also started to conduct free anti-rabies vaccination for pet dogs and cats in different barangays.

On Tuesday, veterinarians from the city government offered free anti-rabies vaccination for cats and dogs in Barangay 186 in Tala as they reminded household to be responsible pet owners.