(An aeta woman gets her check-up from medical volunteers. Photo courtesy of Ric Gonzales)
CLARK FREEPORT – Over a thousand individuals benefited from the free medical and dental and mission held at the at Clark Skills and Training Center auditorium here on Friday.
With the theme: “Malusog na Mamamayan, Yaman ng Sambayanan,” the free dental and medical mission is one of the regular corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs of the Clark Development Corp. (CDC).
It has been taking place for the past 10 years for the benefit of Clark employees and indigenous Aetas by providing them essential health care, as well as to the surrounding communities.
Astrud Aguinaldo, CDC community relations and social services officer who is also the assistant coordinator of the program said: “Ito ay para mabigyan ng serbisyo at tulong ang mga katutubo natin kababayan.”
A total of 1,200 beneficiaries were assisted and provided with medical services from volunteer doctors, nurses, and medical technicians.
Among the major sponsors were Clark Investors and Locators Association (CILA), Converge ICT Solutions, Inc., Quest Hotel and Conference Center, SMK, Korean Apple Core Corp., Beautéderm Corp., and the Lacanlale and Evangelista-Vitug Law Firm as well as health care and medical assistance from Ideal Vision, MedCare Diagnostics, Angeles University Foundation, The Medical City Clark, and the Philippine Air Force.
As part of Punto Central Luzon’s 12th year anniversary, dental kits were also donated to the beneficiaries.