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Metro Clark benefits from CDC, NGO surgical, medical, dental mission

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Welcome dinner hosted by the Clark Development Corporation (CDC) for the members and volunteers of the Philippine Medical Association of Chicago (PMAC) and Hospital on Wheels (HOW).

CLARK FREEPORT — A total of 1,296 individuals from Metro Clark, Pampanga, received free medical, dental, and surgical services through a recent joint government and humanitarian effort.

The mission, held on February 2–3 in Barangay Balubad, Porac, and Barangay Sapangbato, Angeles City, included dental and surgical procedures such as tumor removal (tanggal bukol), hernia repair (luslos), and cleft lip treatment (bingot).

Dr. Maurina Galvez, PMAC President, conducting an optical assessment on one of the Indigenous Peoples (Aeta) patients.

The Clark Development Corporation (CDC), under the leadership of its President and CEO Atty. Agnes VST Devanadera, provided logistics, transportation services, security, and coordination assistance for the medical, dental, and surgical teams to and from the venue. Partners, including the Philippine Medical Association in Chicago (PMAC), Hospital on Wheels (HOW), Luzon International Premier Airport Development (LIPAD) Corporation, and other public and private organizations, collaborated on this mission.

“On behalf of PMAC, I would like to thank you for graciously agreeing to co-sponsor this mission. The mission was a success, and the role of your staff, along with expert planning and execution, played a significant role in it,” Dr. Galvez said.

Dr. Jim Sanchez performing a minor surgery on one of the patients.

The PMAC, a non-profit organization founded on March 27, 1961, aims to provide free medical assistance to families living in underserved areas all over the Philippines.

Dr. Jim Sanchez founded HOW, which is also a non-profit organization. It operates as a mobile healthcare service aiming to address conditions such as goiter, hernia, cleft palate, and tumors, provide treatment, and empower patients with knowledge for self-care.

Cooperating partners who contributed volunteers and provided financial and material support include: The Rotary Club of Angeles North, Clark Water Corporation, Goldilocks, Jollibee Foods Corporation, Mekeni Food Corporation, Municipal Government of Porac, City Government of Angeles, Barangay Balubad LGU, and Barangay Sapang Bato LGU.

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