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Over 1,300 benefit from medical mission in Kiblawan and Malungon

A total of 1,374 residents, mostly members of the Blaan tribe and other indigenous cultural communities, benefited from the medical and dental mission organized by Sagittarius Mines, Inc. (SMI).

The medical missions were held at SMI’s host and neighboring barangays in Sarangani and Davao del Sur provinces in May.

The activities were conducted in partnership with the municipal governments of Malungon in Sarangani and Kiblawan in Davao del Sur, the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP), and other government agencies.

Through SMI’s Social Development and Management Program (SDMP) “Tulong Pangkalusugan”, the residents availed of free medical services which included dental works, medical consultations, immunization, “Operation Tuli”, medicines and Family Planning sessions.

In Kiblawan, a total of 1,184 residents from Barangays Bulolsalo, Tacub, Abnate, and Kimlawis benefited from the mission.

“Sa muli, ang aming taos-pusong pasasalamat sa Sagittarius Mines, Inc. (SMI) sa patuloy na pagtaguyod ng mga programang pangkalusugan para ating mga kababayan,” Kiblawan Municipal Mayor Joel “Jojo” Calma said.

A total of 190 residents of Barangays Malabod and Blaan in Malungon, also availed of the services offered by SMI.

“To our valued partner, Sagittarius Mines, Inc., thank you very, very much! With your continuous assistance, we were able to provide more medicines and also able to give better and more effective services to our residents,” Malungon Mayor Tessa Constantino said during the medical mission in Barangay Blaan.

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