Improved health and medical services are now available to the residents of Valencia, Negros Oriental after Energy Development Corporation (EDC) handed over the new rural health building to the local government on January 19, 2012.
EDC chairman emeritus Oscar M. Lopez (OML) led the unveiling ceremony together with chairman and CEO Federico R. Lopez, senior vice president Marcelino Tongco, vice president for Southern Negros Geothermal Production Field Engr. Dwight Maxino and Valencia Mayor Enrique Gonzalez.
“Building this facility is not only part of EDC’s continuing efforts to provide sustainable social projects to improve the lives of our host communities in areas where we operate. It is also aligned with our health and wellness advocacy,” said OML.
The local government of Valencia will manage and maintain the building operation as stipulated in its memorandum of agreement with EDC. Community Partnerships head Norreen Bautista and her team are on top of EDC’s health programs in Southern Negros which focus on training barangay health workers and providing medical supplies to health centers, in addition to conducting medical and dental missions. The company also has comprehensive educational, livelihood and environment projects for its host communities, as well as health and wellness projects, under its community partnerships program.