Watsons Holds 1st Medical Mission for 2023 in Laoag, Ilocos Norte

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.

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 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.

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