July 31, 2017
DMCI Homes ends "Nutrition Month" with Guadalupe Viejo, Makati medical mission
Brgy. Guadalupe Nuevo Coun. Heinrich Angeles, Coun. Agnes Agustin, Coun. Crisostomo Cunanan, DMCI Homes Corporate Communications Manager Jhops Cruz, Brgy. Captain Dennis Almario, DMCI Homes Project Development Specialist Beth Bautista, DMCI Homes Project Development Officer Royce Opinion, and DMCI Homes Brand Officer Isah Santos with two of the beneficiaries Remedios Sitcharon and Conchita Tuazon.
DMCI Homes, the
country's first Quadruple A builder-developer, capped the Nutrition Month
celebration with a medical mission held last July 22 in Barangay Guadalupe, Makati
Through its "Kaakbay sa Kalusugan" Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative, DMCI
Homes provided free health consultation and medicines to over 220 children and
adults from underprivileged families of the community with the support of
volunteers and partner organizations.
"This is a big
help for our residents especially since we are observing the Nutrition Month.
With the assistance of DMCI Homes, we are able to continuously improve the
quality of healthcare in Barangay Guadalupe Viejo," barangay captain Dennis
Almario said in an interview.
Aside from the
free health consultation, DMCI Homes also donated wheelchairs and canes which
were given to several beneficiaries selected by the barangay council.
Calinica de Leon fought back her tears while being seated to her new
wheelchair. She was being assisted by
her granddaughter Margie Oliva, who revealed that they "have been praying for a
new wheelchair and now it's really an answered prayer."
Tuazon, 81, felt elated as she accepted one of the wheelchairs on behalf of her
55-year-old daughter Victoria whose leg was amputated due to diabetes
couldn't leave home because of her condition. She couldn't work anymore so she
sells goods in front of our house and this wheelchair would greatly give her
ease in her chores," teary-eyed Tuazon shared in vernacular.
supplies including weighing scales, sets of nebulizers, sets of
sphygmomanometer, stethoscopes, and even height charts were also turned over
for the use of the barangay health and day care center.
DMCI Homes Marketing Research Head Charissa Cortuna, Brgy. Guadalupe Nuevo Coun. Heinrich Angeles, Coun. Crisostomo Cunanan, Coun. Agnes Agustin, DMCI Homes Corporate Communications Manager Jhops Cruz, Brgy. Captain Dennis Almario, and DMCI Homes Project Development Officer Royce Opinion with one of the recipients of the wheelchairs donated by DMCI Homes, 87-year-old Calinica De Leon.
Corporate Communications manager Josephine Cruz, meanwhile, expressed her
gratitude to all volunteers and partner organizations for making the medical
the Westmont Unilab, Generika Drugstore, Makati Medical Center, Insular Health
Care Inc., Rotary Club of South Triangle, Riqueza Events Services, homeowners
from Stellar Place and Zinnia Towers in Quezon City and DMCI Homes employees.
"While we build
quality homes for our own residents at DMCI Homes, we also want to help improve
the condition of the community where we belong and that is one of the reasons
why we held this medical mission in barangay Guadalupe Viejo where Brio Tower
is located," Cruz said.
the Makati Medical Center and Ospital ng Makati as well as independent
practitioners affiliated with Insular Life and Generika Drugstore administered
the general health consultation to the beneficiaries.
Rotary Club of
South Triangle and Riqueza Events Services, meanwhile, gave out snacks and toys
that brought cheers especially to the children beneficiaries.
Kalusugan," which pertains to health and well-being, is under the DMCI Homes CSR
program "Kaakbay" that aims to extend global affluence and uphold the
well-being of Filipinos.
The program promotes
fostering of good relations with the communities where they operate and bring
forth social activities beneficial to the Filipino society.