Watsons held its first ‘Alagang Pangkalusugan’ medical mission for 2023 last April 13 in partnership with SM Foundation at the Centennial Arena in Laoag, Ilocos Norte. The medical mission aimed to provide free medical services to Laoag residents and promote the importance of health and wellness.

The medical mission included Watsons officials led by Patrick Yu, Marketing Manager of Watsons Philippines and Belle Pesayco, CSR Pillar Head of Watsons Philippines, 25 Watsons volunteer employees and supplier partners, as well as 25 medical volunteers from the local government unit.

The medical mission was conducted in partnership with the Ilocos Norte provincial government led by Gov. Matthew Joseph Manotoc. 

Watsons Holds 1st Medical Mission for 2023 in Laoag, Ilocos Norte
(L-R) Watsons Medical Mission Officials, Mr. Patrick Yu, Marketing Manager_ Ms. Belle Pasayco, CSR Pillar Head together with Ilocos Norte Gov. Matthew Joseph Manotoc and Dr. Roger Balbag, Executive Director, Ilocos

Among the free medical services that the medical mission offered to Laoag residents were doctor’s consultations, blood tests, bone screening, hearing check, skin analysis, hair analysis, ECG, and X-ray. 

Free medicines, vitamins, and health supplements were also given to Laoag residents who went to the medical outreach.

“We would like to express our sincere gratitude to Watsons for choosing Laoag. This is a great opportunity for our residents, especially the seniors, to get medical attention and live healthier lives,” said Governor Matthew Marcos Manotoc.

Watsons Holds 1st Medical Mission for 2023 in Laoag, Ilocos Norte
Watsons volunteer employees providing free medicines to local residents during the Alagang Pangkalusugan Medical Mission in Centennial Arena in Laoag, Ilocos Norte

“Watsons is very happy to bring ‘Alagang Pangkalusugan” medical mission to Laoag to help those who have little or no access to medical consultations and services. This is part of our sustainability program’s commitment under the community pillar,” said Patrick Yu, Marketing Manager of Watsons Philippines.

“If there is one thing we learned about working with communities, it is that we can’t do it alone. We need the support of doctors, nurses, our partner suppliers, and volunteer employees to successfully mount medical missions and really make a difference in people’s lives,” said Patrick Yu.

Watsons Holds 1st Medical Mission for 2023 in Laoag, Ilocos Norte
Local residents lining up for free medical consultation and medicines during Watsons’ medical mission in Laoag City

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