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PINAMUNGAJAN, Cebu (April 23, 2016) — Some 856 residents in nine hinterland barangays of this town received needed medical attention in a special mission Solid Earth Development Corp. (SEDC) sent for them today.
Coming from Anislag, Binabag, Busay, Duangan, Guimbawian, Lut-od, Ponod, Sambagon and Sibago, they trooped here at Duangan Elementary School where volunteer SEDC employees and friends had set up.
Host barangay captain Annette J. Navarro and her follow eight barangay chieftains and the health workers they led gathered the residents in need and assisted the volunteers in attending to the patients.
They included 266 adults and 179 children who had varied ailments and other health issues, plus 61 with dental cases and 350 who had optical issues and received free spectacles.
Doctors Debra Maria Catulong, Armindo Ceniza Jr., Normacita Infantado, Celso Pacana Jr. and Galileo Velasquez comprised the medical team that had three dentists, Doctors Pearl Angeli Cabauatan, Phil Raymond Oacan and Mechell Torres.
SEDC sent the medical mission as part of its Community Development Program (CDP) for Pinamungahan where it will soon operate a quarry to mine out silica, according to Mitzie Almira I. Carin, SEDC deputy division manager for human resources and administration.
Silica is an needed for cement manufacturing at Taiheiyo Cement Philippines, Inc. (TCPI) that operates a plant in South Poblacion, San Fernando, Cebu.
The Pinamungahan mission is apart from the regular medical missions TCPI sends with the support of SEDC to 13 barangays in San Fernando where both companies operate.
The missions since 2006 have already served 20,397 patients.
It had earned the commendation of the Cebu Provincial Government for providing townsfolk access to health care, especially for those in the hinterlands whose residents hardly find access to services at public hospitals.