At least 1,500 farmers and family members benefited from the medical and dental mission conducted on October 8 by Sinochem Crop Protection Philippines, Inc., an agricultural company.
Since 2008, Bernard Canapi, Sinochem Country Manager said that their company has been assisting farmers in Laguna, Cagayan and other provinces, by addressing the farmers’ crop care needs by providing quality guaranteed products.
It also makes sure that their technicians across the country are on-hand to assist the Filipino farmers and also ensures that their company pays back the farmers’ patronage. It is this part of the Sinochem International Corporation that has been named to “Fortune Global 500” for more than 20 times, ranking 168th in 2011, he also said.
Brgy. Manacsac, having the largest rice field area of 520 hectares in Guimba, Sinochem chose it to benefit from their pay back incentive to farmers.
“The medical mission is the companys’ way of giving back to the farmers what they rightfully deserve, and that is access to healthcare” Canapi said.
A blind farmer and one afflicted with leprosy were given stall and P15,000 worth of groceries each to start business and have a source of livelihood.
The medical mission was held in partnership with Alagang Kapatid of TV5, PureGold, RiteMed, Gardenia and the Philippine Army of the 81st Infantry Battalion, 7th Division, Sto. Nino, San Jose, Nueva Ecija headed by Lt. Col. Orlando M. Suarez.
Sinochem Philippines is a member of Croplife. Ester Z. Gallardo, PSciJourn MegaManila