Camella Davao gives back for Christmas

February 9, 2012 § Leave a comment

MONDAY, 26 DECEMBER 2011 16:38
ABOUT 225 people, mostly children, flocked to the barangay hall of Barangay Sto. Niño, Tugbok District to avail of the free medical consultation and medicines from the medical mission organized by masterplan developer Camella to benefit indigents this Christmas season.
The Davao mission was part of a simultaneous activity conducted last December 18 by Camella covering its selected communities in Davao, Iloilo and Manila.
Instead of a simultaneous Christmas lighting of our projects in these cities, we decided instead to conduct this activity for a good cause,» said Camella Davao GM Marlon B. Escalicas.
The medical mission in Davao was held at the Relocation Area, being the needy community nearest to Camella’s master planned development in Mintal, Camella Cerritos. The missions in Manila and Iloilo also belong to the same barangay where Camella’s communities are located.
“This is a call to other companies and organizations to also give back to their communities to contribute in improving and uplifting the conditions of people who need them most,” said Escalicas, adding that apart from the free consultation and medicines, they also handed out giveaways, arroz caldo, and juice.
Escalicas said this community outreach activity exhibits their company’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) and is Camella’s way of giving back to the city for its over 16 years of successful existence in Davao.
The Villar Foundation—whose head Sen. Manny Villar is the sponsor of the CSR bill—partnered with Camella in the simultaneously held missions in the three cities. Other partners include the Davao Medical Society through the leadership of Dr. Malou Monteverde, GMA-7, and the barangay officials.
The medical consultations were made by volunteer doctors, namely Olive De Castro MD, Jose Ray Ramirez MD, Gina Alvarez MD, assisted by volunteer nurses, Ma. Louisa Jane Dayot, Nico Adrian dela Cruz, Johnrell Gabuya, Mabelle Rizally Ticon and Carolyn Acedo.
The mission was made possible with assistance from Brgy. Capt. Carlos del Rosario,  barangay  health workers led by Hessy Amatong, barangay tanods, policemen from Station 9, Mintal, Tugbok District, as well as volunteers from Camella’s contractors, such as MGS Construction.
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