Shoulder-to-shoulder cooperation invests in knowledge at Philippine, U.S. medical symposium
Photo Credit: 1st Lt Ray Ragan (USACAPOC (A))
PUERTO PRINCESA, Palawan, Republic of the Philippines " Left to right: Helen J. Hipolito, project development specialist, Office of Health, USAID; Philippine Col. Maria Imelda Perez Dalupang, executive officer, Office of the Surgeon General; U.S. Navy Capt. David A. Lane, force surgeon, U.S. Marine Corps Pacific; Philippine Dr. Gloria Balboa, regional director, Center for Health Development, Region IV-B; Philippine Dr. Juancho V. Monserate, city health officer, Puerto Princesa City and Dr. Glenn Roy V. Paraso, Luzon senior area manager, PRISM2 collect their notes and thoughts before a medical symposium that brought Philippine and U.S. medical and veterinary professionals together to exchange knowledge and ideas in Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Republic of the Philippines on April 10. The medical symposium is part of the humanitarian civic assistance (HCA) portion of Exercise Balikatan 2012 (BK12), which officially starts on April 16, with the HCA portion of the exercise that started earlier on March 12 with engineering projects which consisted of building two-room classrooms at five schools within the Puerto Princesa area. The construction projects are now over 50 percent complete and are expected to be completed by April 27, 2012. BK12, in its 28th iteration, is an annual bilateral training exercise between the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the U.S. military to enhance interoperability between the two partner nations. (U.S. Army Photo by 1st Lt. Ray K. Ragan, Combined Joint Civil-Military Operations Task Force Public Affairs Officer)
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