“MRSGI strongly believes in making a difference in the community where it operates and where most employees live and work as this allows us to help alleviate the quality of life of the people we serve. Our partnership with Habitat for Humanity, as well as with pharmaceutical companies, helps us render meaningful volunteer work, which we hope can be replicated in other areas where we operate,” says Anna Marie Periquet, MRSGI vice president for Corporate Affairs. Nineteen medical professionals and volunteers from J.A.R Medical Networkers Mobile and Diagnostic Services (Jarmed), Hovid Pharma, and Hisamitsu joined MRSGI and Metro Pharmacy officials and volunteers in giving health services to residents ang non-residents og MRB Habitat, from consultation to laboratory woks-ups, and ophthalmological assessment.
Metro Pharmacy donated over P275,000 worth of assorted medicines, from multivitamins to prescribed cardiovascular drugs. Apart from medicines, members of Metro Pharmacy conducted a seminar on Wellness Management and proper use of antibiotics.
Product samples of Salonpas medicated patch and liniment were distributed to the community, as staff from Hisamitsu provided product demo.
To further build goodwill among its beneficiary communities, MRSGI is set on partnering with other civil society groups and non-government organization to implement philantropic programs in the Visayan region.