Apo Agua's 7th Annual Medical, Dental, and Legal Outreach: Benefiting Over 1,500 Davaoeños

Apo Agua Infrastructura, Inc. (Apo Agua) is committed to uplifting communities, and as part of this mission, it is further enhancing its support for the health and wellness of its five host communities through an annual Medical, Dental, and Legal Outreach program.

Apo Agua representative assists in giving of Free Prescribed Medicines to the residents of Barangay Wines last July 14, 2023

In its 7th year of implementation, Apo Agua, in partnership with government agencies, offered free medical and dental consultations, along with legal assistance, to more than 1,500 residents. These services were specifically targeted towards members of the Indigenous Peoples communities residing in Barangays Gumalang, Wines, Tawantawan, Tambobong, and Tamugan. The City Health Office (CHO), Baguio District Health Office, Marilog Health Office, National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) Region XI, Armed Forces of the Philippines 27th Infantry Battalion-Alpha Company, Davao City Police Office-Revitalized Pulis sa Barangay (DCPPO-RPSB) Cluster 6 and 13, City Council Committee on Health, and District 3 Councilors partnered together to provide these essential services.

City Health Office - Marilog District staff provides health screening to support the Medical Mission activities at Barangay Tamugan last July 28, 2023 

In addition to receiving medical and dental checkups as well as legal consultations, the beneficiaries from the host barangays were also provided with free prescribed medicines and vitamins. In addition, the community development program provided free circumcision services for boys, which were carried out by volunteer doctors.

In collaboration with various city and national government agencies, we have joined forces with private organizations to extend healthcare services to rural communities. This partnership allows us to go beyond our regular programs offered by the District Health Offices and ensure that quality healthcare reaches those living in remote areas,” Dr. Thomas Miguel Ababon, acting City Health Officer remarked.

Government agencies are in full force as representatives from each department participates in the mission of providing free services to more than 300 residents of Barangay Tambobong

The National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) Region XI offered medical and legal assistance to community members, specifically the Obu-Manuvu and Bagobo-Klata indigenous peoples, in the five barangays mentioned.

NCIP RXI Regional Director Mumar M. Mamukid shared that, “Aside from the medical services, the NCIP Team extends legal advice, legal documents for birth certificate registration, name correction and affidavit for both indigenous and non-indigenous peoples of the communities. This collaborative effort between government agencies and the private sector demonstrates a commitment to address healthcare and legal challenges faced by the indigenous peoples. This annual initiative spearheaded by Apo Agua is crucial in promoting health equity and improving health and well-being of indigenous cultural communities.”

National Commision on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) Region XI provides medical consultation on a resident from Barangay Gumalang, Baguio District

President Anna Lu of Apo Agua also highlighted the program's role in demonstrating the company's dedication to supporting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), specifically SDG 3, which focuses on promoting good health and well-being, and SDG 6, which centers around clean water and sanitation.

National Commision on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) Region XI conduct free legal services to a resident from Barangay Tawantawan

“Now in its seventh year, this annual initiative is a testament to our commitment in uplifting communities by improving access to primary health care for our communities, especially for mothers and children. We are thankful to all our volunteers, medical personnel, barangay council and functionaries, and our team members for their dedication to serve our partner communities. At Apo Agua, we are committed to  being part of the solution  in producing safe, reliable, and sustainable water to augment the growing water demand of Davao City. ” Lu said. 


About the Company 

Apo Agua Infrastructura, Inc. is building one of the Philippines’ largest private bulk water supply facilities in the country that can supply over 300 million liters daily of safe and sustainable water to the Davao City Water District (DCWD) for the people of Davao City.