The Brgy. New Dumangas locals participated in the Blessing and Turn-over Ceremony of their newly renovated Health Center on February 14, 2017. Community-based and patient-directed, the Barangay Health Center caters the need of the members of the community by providing first aid, maternal and child health care, diagnosis of social diseases, and other basic health services.
The Health Center was successfully turned-over to the BLGU headed by Hon. Dante Tidula and RHU headed by Midwife Patricia Etana. Hon Tidula thanked everyone who attended and acknowledged all the efforts made in order to materialize the renovation of the facility.
The blessing of the building and the ribbon cutting ceremony were participated by the project donors, sponsors and partners, namely, Mr. Randolph I. Fleming, the VP and Managing Director of Dole Philippines, Inc.; Dr. Salvecio Dagang, Tboli Mun. Admin; Hon. Ronie Dela Pena, SB Chair on Health and Nutrition; Dr. Jospehine Armada, MHO Head; and Ms. Patricia Etana, Brgy. Health Center Midwife. The program also held a simultaneous turnover ceremony of the health center to the BLGU-New Dumangas, RHU and LGU-Tboli by awarding the miniature health center building.
Mr. Randolph Fleming was elated to see both children and their parents supporting the event and encouraged the community to continue to support community-based related projects of the company.
The renovation project was made possible through a private-public partnership of Dole Philippines, Inc. through Mahintana Foundation, Inc. together with the BLGU and LGU-Tboli.