By Wilnard Bacelonia

MARAWI CITY, March 5 (PIA-ICCC) – The US-Philippines Society (USPS) recently visited Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF) project sites here to witness the turnover of brand new medical equipment for a soon-to-open rural health center in Barangay Sagonsongan.

Built by Makati Medical Center Foundation (MMCF) with the support of The Solid Group and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), Sagonsongan’s rural health center is designed to serve the physical and psycho-social health needs of about 3,000 internally displaced families. 

With the help of PDRF, the USPS will also be supporting the training of the medical professionals and health leaders who will be assigned to the medical facility.

USPS—together with the Project Handclasp Foundation (PHF) has been partnering with PDRF since 2017 to help families, especially women and children, recover from the effects of Marawi siege.

Throughout 2018, various projects have been launched, covering education, livelihood, water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH).

The Makati Medical Center (MMC) Foundation is the corporate social responsibility arm of the Makati Medical Center Hospital.  (WLBacelonia/PIA-ICCC)