Watsons’ Alagang Pangkalusugan touches down in the Queen City of the South

Patients wait in line as Watsons and LGU staff in charge follow the registration process

Watsons continues to do good for others by helping to provide free diagnostic tests and medications to areas in need through its medical missions. 

As the country’s leading health retailer, Watsons is committed to its Environmental, Social, and Governance goal of helping to uplift the health and well-being of the community. It has been conducting Alagang Pangkalusugan initiatives since 2013 in the country’s various regions.

A total of 784 patients, 41 Watsons and local volunteers participated at the Alagang Pangkalusugan Medical Mission in Cebu

On November 15, 2023, Watsons brought Alagang Pangkalusugan to Cebu at Hoops Dome Arena, Lapu Lapu City. Watsons gave the residents of the community free doctors’ consultations and free medicines prescribed by doctors. The health retailer also provided the residents of Lapu Lapu with free BP monitoring, ECG, blood glucose monitoring, dental services, uric/hemoglobin/cholesterol tests, skin analysis, bone screening, audiometry, hair analysis, eye check-up, and chest X-ray. The services provided were availed by a total of 784 patients, which has exceeded the target of 500 patients to be served.

Blood glucose monitoring and other medical services were conducted to all patients

The Alagang Pangkalusugan initiative by Watsons in Cebu gathered 41 local volunteers and Watsons employees, as the Alagang Pangkalusugan program continues to reach other areas in the PH, Watsons has been seeing a rise in employee participation in support of the cause in each area as more and more patients benefit from the initiative.

Lapu Lapu City Mayor Junard "Ahong" Quirante Chan and District Rep. Ma. Cynthia K. Chan visited the medical mission.

Patients received vitamins from Watsons' partner retailers who have also participated in making the medical mission possible

“Since 2013, Alagang Pangkalusugan has benefited over 6,500 Filipinos. Watsons is very proud to be a partner of Filipino families in their journey to good health. We’re also very happy that our employees are taking part in this. We are very grateful to all the volunteers and our supplier partners who took part in this initiative,” said Belle Pesayco, CSR Pillar Head of Watsons Philippines.

Because doing good is not something that Watsons can do alone, the retailer enlisted the help of its supplier partners. Among the brands that supported the medical mission were JLC Miller, North Summit, Ritemed, Torrent, and Fine Nutrition.

Through this program, Watsons aims to serve more people and continue to firmly uphold their promise of Look Good, Do Good & Feel Great.
Zach Golez

A lifestyle blogger based in Iloilo City

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