GMA Network: "Stay a while longer, Doc"

Dr. Lionel Peters is not hard to find. In a community of 13,000 people spread over 37 square kilometers of land, sand, and sea, he is the only doctor around. And that is the point of his being here, in the 5th class municipality of Agutaya, Palawan.

Doc Li (pronounced Lai) is an alumnus of the reputable University of the Philippines College of Medicine. Upon graduating, he immediately applied in Doctors to the Barrios, a program established by the Department of Health in 1993 to address the lack of doctors practicing in rural communities. Doc Li is now on his fourth year in Agutaya, extending twice in the course of his duty.

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