(Manila, Philippines) — In pursuit of raising awareness among young people about their well-being, SM Development Corporation (SMDC) partnered with the Manila Police District (MPD) and Quezon City Police District (QCPD) for a simultaneous Balik Eskwela Wellness program last August 1.
The MPD, QCPD, and Sto. Cristo barangay officials headed by Captain Raymart John Mac Navarro prepared the venue, manpower, as well as some of the medicines. Meanwhile, the Philippine National Red Cross provided the majority of the medicines needed for the wellness program.
The MPD Head of Community Affairs Col. Julius Caesar Domingo said that this event is a great help to thousands of residents in Manila. “With our Balik Eskwela Wellness program, we are able to assist parents in providing proper healthcare for their children.”
“We are grateful for SMDC in helping us mount an event such as this. We hope that we can collaborate for more programs that will uplift the lives of our constituents in the coming months,” QCPD Community Affairs head Col. Benjamin Ariola added.
Now in its third year, the Good Guys Health and Wellness Caravan continues to provide comprehensive health checks and wellness care to communities where SMDC developments are located. Helping SMDC ensure that their communities are cared for in the best possible way are its growing network of partners, including SM Foundation Inc., SM Supermalls, the Philippine National Red Cross, and various local government units around the country.
Last April, more than 500 Bulakeños were provided with free medical check-ups, including vital signs monitoring and basic diagnostic examinations like blood chemistry. SMDC also partnered with doctors to provide free dental check-ups and extraction, as well as free eye check-ups and eyeglasses.
Aside from the free check-ups, thousands of free medicines and other health supplements were also given during the caravan.
To date, the caravan has served more than 5,000 Filipinos in various locations in the Philippines with free access to quality medical services. Anchored on the belief that people living in secure and healthy environments make a happy community,