ANGELES CITY -- Pampanga 1st District Rep. Carmelo “Jon-jon” Lazatin, in partnership with SM Foundation, held a medical mission on Thursday, August 1.
The medical mission at SM City Clark (SMCK) has benefitted about 852 local residents from Angeles City and Mabalacat City. Beneficiaries were able to avail of services such as medical and dental check-ups, and laboratory tests. They also received medicines like supplements and vitamins.
Venus Manalang, public relations manager of SMCK, said other partners to the medical mission include the Rafael Lazatin Memorial Medical Center (formerly Ospital Ning Angeles), Angeles University Foundation and Dentista Dental Clinic. She added that volunteer doctors and nurses were sent by Representative Lazatin and his brother, Angeles City Mayor Carmelo “Pogi” Lazatin, Jr.
Manalang said the medical mission is a yearly event of the SM Foundation, the charitable arm of SM Supermalls.
SM Foundation was established in 1983 by Henry Sy Sr. and Felicidad Sy. The foundation is the heart of the SM Group of Companies focused on social inclusion by nurturing and caring for the under-served communities where SM is present.
Anchored on its founding principle of “People Helping People,” SM Foundation conducts charity projects under four areas of advocacy - education through scholarship programs and donations of schoolhouses; health-oriented projects like medical missions, mobile clinics and hospital activity centers; religious community projects and mall-based outreach programs. (Charlene Cayabyab)