05 October 2009
Health issues emerge as among the most basic and enduring needs of survivors of catastrophic disasters like that wrought by super-typhoon Ondoy. In keeping with its social responsibilities and as a caring university, PLM launches another medical mission among the depressed areas of its immediate vicinities.
Right inside PLM's premises, scholars get first hand experiences, side by side with the faculty & alumni, on providing health services to the poorest of communities. President Adel Tamano personally donated P20,000 as seed fund and would solicit for medical items from the Belo medical group. PLM officials pledged additional amount to keep the spirit going. Next mission would be on Friday, 09 Oct, 8am-5pm, also at UAC.
President Tamano said that the natural calamity was a great equalizer of poor and rich alike, and each has his own story to tell about the hardships and damages encountered by all of us in the metropolis. For those who are less affected and can still move on better than others, this is an opportunity to let our more affected fellows know that we really care for their well-being.
In a related development, PLM Alumni Association president Jess Triños reached out to alumni and friends who have extra cash and goods to spare to augment the relief efforts of PLM in alleviating the plight of displaced victims.