APRI strengthens health access for Tiwi and MakBan communities

May 25, 2022

APRI strengthens health access for Tiwi and MakBan communities
HEALTH WORKERS APPROVED. (L-R) Dr. Sotera C. Copino, Municipal Health Officer of Tiwi Rural Health Unit, Mr. Arcel T. Madrid, former Reputation Manager, APRI, Mr. Antonio B. Layog, Jr., Facility, AVP, APRI Tiwi, and Chairperson Pedro C. Clarino, Cale, Tiwi Albay together with other barangay officials and health workers look forward to a healthier future in the community.

AboitizPower subsidiary, AP Renewables Inc. (APRI) Tiwi recently launched the Adopt-A-Health Center project to its three local barangays in Putsan, Naga, and Cale.

Aside from the refurbishment and repair of the barangay health centers, the local government units also received medicines, medical equipment, personal protective equipment, and furniture. This Php 2.1M worth project benefited 12,596 Tiwi residents to ensure accessibility to the health care system in their areas most especially during these trying times.

During the turnover ceremony, Dr. Sotera Copino, Tiwi Rural Health Unit Municipal Health Office expressed her gratitude to APRI for being instrumental in promoting healthcare in their community.

“Isang napakalaking tulong po ang naibigay ng APRI Tiwi. Sa wakas po ay nakapagsimula tayo na bigyan ng prayoridad ang proyektong pangkalusugan ng mga tao, lalo na ng mga residente ng Tiwi. Maraming salamat sa APRI. Malaking tulong ito para po ma-achieve ang aming goal na kalusugan pangkalahatan,” she said.

“Brgy. Putsan is so grateful to be the first beneficiary of the APRI-Tiwi Adopt-A-Health Center program. We will forever extend our profound thanks and gratitude for all your unselfish and all-out support to our health center,” Nurse Myra Patriarca of Barangay Putsan added.

This health initiative of APRI, in partnership with the Aboitiz Foundation Inc. (AFI), is expected to be replicated in 20 more barangays in Laguna, Batangas, and Albay in the next eight years. It is aligned with APRI’s 2030 CSR goals.

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