300 Indigents Benefit from Ceneco Medical Mission
About 300 indigent residents of central Bacolod area availed of free medical consultation and medicines during Saturday’s medical mission conducted at the Ceneco Main Office.
Ceneco Director Jojit Yap, Kepco Marketing Manager Seong Hee Yoo, Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia, Ceneco general manager Sulpicio Lagarde, Jr. and Kepco Assistant Marketing Manager Atty. Julius Reyes pose behind the cellular phone and laptop charging stations which Kepco donated. One of the charging stations will be given to Bacolod City to be installed at the New Government Center, while the other will be installed at Ceneco Main Office. Another charging station was earlier donated to the Municipality of Murcia.*
Spearheaded by Ceneco Director Jojit Yap (District III – Bacolod Central), the activity was a collaborative effort of Ceneco, Kepco SPC Power Corporation, UP Silak Brotherhood and UP Silab Sisterhood.
Ceneco provided the venue and support facilities and personnel. UP Silak and UP Silab provided volunteer doctors and staff from among its members, while Kepco donated medicines and vitamins for children.
“This is the third consecutive year that we conducted this medical mission, in cooperation with UP Silak and UP Silab, to manifest our concern to our constituents,” said Yap.
She also thanked Kepco for supporting the activity, particularly its donation of more than P100,000 worth of medicines and vitamins.
“Though Ceneco is basically a power distribution company, its officers can also devise ways, such as this medical mission, that we can serve our constituents beyond their power needs,” added Yap.
Bacolod City Mayor Evelio R. Leonardia graced the event with his presence and lauded the organizers for undertaking activities which benefit the less fortunate residents of the city.
According to UP Silak member Ron Valencia, this is the fourth year that they have conducted a medical mission. The first was in partnership with Barangay Bata, Bacolod City officials and the succeeding three missions were in collaboration with Yap and Ceneco, because Yap’s husband is a member of the organization.
Among the prime movers of UP Silab is Sheila Go, the supervising admin officer for professional education and training of Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital.
“As University of the Philippines alumni and alumnae, we wish to give back to society thru these medical missions. We encourage our members who are still studying at UP to join these activities so that, this early, we can inculcate in them the culture of giving back,” explained Go.
Kepco Marketing Manager Seong Hee Yoo, Assistant Marketing Manager Atty. Julius Reyes and their four other staff came all the way from Cebu to support the medical mission.
“Kepco is happy to support the medical mission and to partner with Ceneco in bringing health and wellness closer to the community we serve,” added Kepco Marketing Manager Seong Hee Yoo.* (Butch Bacaoco)