Olongapo SubicBay BatangGapo Newscenter

Monday, July 02, 2012


SM Foundation Inc. has successfully conducted the first medical and dental mission at SM City Olongapo and Felicidad T. Sy Wellness Center in Brgy. Pag-asa, Olongapo City. The 2-day mission had  received a heart warming response from the host city wherein based on records , the total patients served in SM City Olongapo alone was 874 and 684 at Felicidad T. Sy Wellness Center.

Dubbed as “Gamot Para sa Kapwa”, this year’s activity headed by SM Foundation executive director Connie Angeles with the participation of Kapwa ko , Mahal Ko Foundation, Inc. aimed at helping less fortunate families by providing them basic health services and positive insights in coping with difficulties in life.
Services include medical checkup and treatment, dental checkup and treatment, blood pressure checkup, bloodtyping, blood sugar testing and monitoring. Apart from the medical services free medicines for common illnesses and vitamins were also distributed to patients.(as prescribed by doctors)

Indigent families were identified by SM foundation long-time partner City Social Welfare and Development Office joined by City Health Office, Philippine Red Cross, James L. Gordon Memorial Hospital volunteer doctors and nurses and the team of SMFI headed by Dr. Rory Siasoco.
“Gamot Para sa Kapwa” is being conducted yearly in every provincial malls and its barangay health center where Felicidad T. Sy Wellness Center is located.
“SM Foundation is the socio civic arm of the SM Group of Companies through which it helps the less fortunate in the communities it serves. These are areas within the vicinity of SM Department Stores and Supermalls that need assistance.”

The Foundation has four areas of advocacy: education through scholarship programs and donations to schoolhouses; mall-based outreach programs; health oriented projects like medical missions, a mobile clinic, and hospital activity centers and religious community projects.

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