A medical mission conducted by Metro Retail Stores Group, Inc (MRSGI) in partnership with Habitat for Humanity benefited over 300 residents of MRB Habitat, Barangay Bagumbayan, Taguig
“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,” explained MRSGI Vice President for Corporate Affairs Anna Marie Periquet as part of their continuing corporate social responsibility program.
Medical professionals and volunteers from J.A.R Medical Networkers Mobile and Diagnostic Services (Jarmed), HovidPharma, and Hisamitsu joined MRSGI and Metro Pharmacy officials and volunteers in giving health services to residents and non-residents of MRB Habitat – from consultation to laboratory work-ups, and ophthalmologic assessment.
Metro Pharmacy donated over PHP 275,000 worth of assorted medicines, from multivitamins to prescribed cardiovascular drugs. Apart from medicines, a seminar on Wellness Management and proper use of antibiotics was also conducted by members of Metro Pharmacy.
According to Periquet, MRSGI is set on partnering with other civil society groups and non-government organizations to implement philanthropic programs in the Visayan region to further build goodwill among its beneficiary communities.