I visited an old friend confined in the Laoag City General Hospital later in the day, my second time to set foot on the newly built 5-storey medical facility operated by the Laoag City government. It looks modern and clean. I am impressed that the staff I met while I was locating my friend were all courteous and kind. Nakakatuwa that naka-smile sila and the general atmosphere is restful — to me, a positive factor making it more conducive to recovery for a patient. Well, that’s as far as I observed. From my indisposed friend and her family themselves — they are satisfied with the care and attention afforded them.