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SMB Opens 4th Community Clinic, First in Visayas
February 21, 2013

San Miguel Brewery Inc. (SMB) launched its fourth Community Clinic for specialized diseases today, February 18 in Barangay Tipolo, Mandaue City.

The SMB Community Clinic is a project of San Miguel Brewery Inc. in partnership with San Miguel Foundation, Inc., and the City of Mandaue as an expression of the business’ corporate social responsibility.

The clinic will cater to the poorest members of four of their host barangays who are suffering from diabetes and hypertension. Medical check-up and medicines will be provided for the patients who are endorsed by the Barangay Health Centers to SMB’s Community Clinic.

"Malapit sa puso ng SMB ang mga proyektong pangkalusugan lalo na sa ating mga kababayang kapus-palad. Sa katunayan, "Drink to Life!" po ang aming company slogan. We believe that each one of us -- rich or poor -- should have access to proper medical attention, should be given opportunities to enjoy the good life," said SMB President Roberto N. Huang.

Screening of beneficiary-patients will be done by the barangay health units in coordination with the City Health Department of Mandaue City. The selected barangays are Tipolo, Banilad, Cabancalan and Casuntingan, who are all host communities of San Miguel Brewery Inc.

"We are not only neighbors. We are family. And as one family, it is only right that we look after each other all the time. SMB offers you the gift of health through this offsite diagnostic center, which will not materialize without the help of the San Miguel Foundation Inc. and the City of Mandaue," he explained.

The community clinic is a nationwide program of San Miguel Brewery Inc. and has garnered an award of Excellence in the Philippine Quill Awards in 2011 from the International Association Business Communicators. The same program was also granted an Anvil Award of Merit during the 47th Anvil Awards in 2011 by the Public Relations Society of the Philippines.

Huang added: "We are proud to say that our three existing community clinics located in Valenzuela, San Fernando Pampanga, and Davao del Sur have treated more than 5,000 patients suffering from common diseases, plus more than 1,000 patients with chronic diseases like TB, diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases."

SMB's other Community Clinics are in Luzon in San Fernando City and Valenzuela City. In Mindanao, the SMB Community Clinic is located in Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur. The SMB Community Clinic in Mandaue City is the first of its kind in the Visayas.

"The inauguration of our fourth community clinic today is SMB's first major event this year. And there is no better way for our company to open another year of celebrations than to share our blessings with this city - our home for the past 45 years," he said.

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