WCKF boosts Parañaque medical outreach

The Foundation of Our Lady of Peace Mission Inc. Hospital has received support from the Wong Chu King Foundation (WCKF), the corporate social responsibility (CSR) arm of Bulacan-based cigarette manufacturer Mighty Corporation or Mighty Corp.

WCKF, which aims to perpetuate the memory of Emmanuel Wong Chu King, philanthropist and patriarch of the Wongchuking family, donated medicines needed by to boost its medical mission for thousands of poor families living in Paranaque City.

WCKF General Manager James Navarette pointed out that their founder Mr. WongChuKing always had a soft spot for the poor, especially children. That is why the foundation’s priority has always been helping underprivileged sectors with their nutrition, medical, education and livelihood needs.

FOLPMI President Sr. Eva Fidela Maamo pointed out, “While we continue to give free healthcare and surgical needs to poor families, our hospital also offers very low rates for various medical services for those who can afford to pay.”

Administered by the Sisters of Saint Paul of Chartres, the FOLPMI Hospital has extended health care to indigents including ward accommodation since 1984. Grants from government agencies and private organizations, enables FOLPMI Hospital to maintain an emergency room, an out-patient department and in-patient services, an operating room, laboratory and radiology services, along with charity programs for the poor.

Aside from the said project, the foundation also supports poor but deserving students through scholarship programs, with beneficiaries from the elementary to the college level, especially children of local tobacco farmers.

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