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Over 1000 IP in DavSur enjoy Hedcor’s health care benefits
June 19, 2015
AboitizPower subsidiary Hedcor Sibulan, Inc. and Aboitiz Foundation recently delivered its regular medical and dental mission to the Bagobo-Tagabawa communities of Sitio Tudaya, Sitio Pogpog, and Barangay Sibulan in Davao del Sur. In partnership with the Province of Davao del Sur, Sta Cruz Municipal Health Office and National Commission on Indigenous Peoples, the outreach program serviced over a thousand Indigenous People (IP).
“We are committed with what we have promised to our partners. We see it as our corporate obligation. This free medical and dental mission is one way of giving what is due to our host communities,” said Hedcor’s vice president Rolando Pacquiao.
“We believe that we can do well by making good,” Pacquiao added.
The services were medical and dental consultation, hemoglobin tests, vaccination, and sputum microscopy. The IP beneficiaries were given free medicine and vitamins. Common illness such as fever, flu, cough, back pains and dental related ailments were given appropriate action by the specialists.
Hedcor regularly conducts outreach programs to serve the people of the communities that host their plants. This activity is one of the many elements of their Corporate Social Responsibility Program, which focus on health, education, livelihood, and the environment. Other contributions that the company provides to host communities are farm-to-market roads and facilities on health and education.
Tribal leader Datu Gideon Tolentino said, “Our simple living became exciting when Hedcor came. We were able to access health care, education, livelihood assistance and more through Hedcor’s endeavor.”
Hedcor, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of AboitizPower owning and operating 21 run-of-river hydropower plants in Benguet, Ilocos Sur, Davao City and Davao del Sur with a total capacity of 170 MWs. Very soon, Hedcor will expand its portfolio in Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon.