Over 700 youths undergo free circumcision in Taguig

More than 760 youths in four barangays availed of the Operation Libreng Tuli (Operation Free Circumcision) in Taguig. 

The city government launched the free circumcision service on June 4. 

Those who were circumcised were from Barangays East Rembo, Ususan, Bagumbayan and  Maharlika. The operations were held at East Rembo Elementary School, Ususan Elementary School, CP Sta. Teresa Elementary School and Maharlika Trade Center from June 5 to 8. 


The Operation Libreng Tuli in Taguig (Photos from the Taguig City government)

The Operation Libreng Tuli is a yearly program of the city government through its Medical Assistance Office. 

The free circumcision was done by a group of doctors, nurses and other medical personnel. The city government also provided free medicine including antibiotic and pain reliever for the patients. 

The Operation Libreng Tuli will continue in the following barangays in Taguig:

June 10 – Western Bicutan

June 11 – Rizal

June  13 – Pitogo

June  14 – New Lower Bicutan and Lower Bicutan

June 15 – Upper Bicutan

“Circumcision is a surgery to remove the skin that covers the tip of the penis, also called the foreskin. For some families, circumcision is a religious ritual. The procedure also can be a matter of cultural or ethnic traditions, personal hygiene, or preventive healthcare. But for others, circumcision doesn't seem to be needed, or it seems risky,” according to the Mayo Clinic website.