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Koronadal city residents avail free health services

Residents of Barangay New Pangasinan in Koronadal City in the province of South Cotabato have availed of free health services during the recent medical mission of Filinvest’s FDC Misamis Power Corporation (FDC Misamis), in collaboration with South Cotabato I Electric Cooperative (Socoteco 1) Foundation, Inc.

A total of 444 residents from various age groups benefited from the project, which offered free medical, dental and optical check-up, free medicines, and a feeding program for children.

Ellen Mesias-Kuan, concurrently Socoteco 1’s corporate planning manager and Socoteco 1 Foundation’s acting executive director, said the mission, is a “repayment” to the barangay for all their support to the coop’s various programs and projects.

“Although New Pangasinan is an urban area, malnutrition here is quite prevalent especially among kids,” Kuan said.

“Thank you FDC Misamis for allotting a part of your blessings to our customers here in New Pangasinan. Together, we are developing the culture of sharing, and we are touching the lives of ordinary people.”

Aside from Koronadal, FDC Misamis also had initiated the same medical missions in Barangay Poblacion 1-Mambajao, Camiguin in February; Maco, Compostela Valley in March and Barangay Spring, Kibawe, Bukidnon in May.

For the power firm’s management, these missions are proofs of their commitment to fulfill its promises to local communities.

“We are just fulfilling one of our many promises to serve all Mindanaoans even beyond our host communities in Misamis Oriental,” said FDC Misamis President and Chief Executive Officer Juan Eugenio L. Roxas.

Meanwhile, the Koronadal mission also gathered 46 volunteer-doctors and nurses, among other medical personnel from the South Cotabato Medical Society, Philippine Medical Association-Department of Health-12, Provincial Health Office of South Cotabato, and City Health Office of Koronadal. (pr)

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