Recognizing the importance of accessible and quality healthcare in the Philippines, Generika Drugstore is taking a proactive role in driving positive change as it continues to team up with Local Government Units (LGUs) with its flagship program, Generika’s Ginhawang Barangayan. Through this collective effort, healthcare products and services are delivered directly to the heart of the community.
For its latest run held last July 28, Generika Drugstore, a member of the Ayala Healthcare (AC Health) Group, partnered with the City Government of Bacoor led by Mayor Strike Revilla and its City Health Office (CHO), Agimat Partylist, Office of Representative Lani Mercado-Revilla, and Brgy. San Nicolas III to bring Generika’s Ginhawang Barangayan to Bacoor, Cavite. The event was met with enthusiasm, welcoming more than 500 Bacooreños to participate in the event.
Free medical consultations were conducted by doctors from Healthway Medical Network of the AC Health Group and Bacoor CHO. Through the support of the Agimat Partylist, the prescribed medicines were also provided to the participants. This was complemented by afree registration to the Generikard Loyalty Program to further their access to affordable generic medicines.
Another key highlight of the program was an educational talk on generic medicines, discussing their safety and effectiveness as an affordable alternative to their branded counterparts, from Generika Drugstore’s Corporate Pharmacy Head Janice Blazo. The Bacoor City Nutritionist, Ms. Christine Angeles also conducted a nutrition talk, covering essential topics including the Department of Health’s (DOH) “Pinggang Pinoy” and the significance of maintaining a proper and healthy diet, highlighting the celebration of Nutrition Month last July.
“Magandang parte rin ng programa yung tinuturuan nila kami tungkol sa mga generic na gamot dahil marami pa rin sa amin ang hindi talaga nakakaintindi niyan. At least ngayon, mas may kumpiyansa na ako sa pag-bili ng mga generic na gamot dahil alam kong pareho lang ang kalidad nila,” Teresita Aquino, one of the participants shared.
Nida Aresgado, one of the beneficiaries of the said program, expressed her long-standing trust in Generika Drugstore because of the quality and affordability of their medicines, “Matagal ko nang kilala ang Generika Drugstore. Dito talaga ako bumibili ng gamot dahil mas mura. Salamat sa Ginhawang Barangayan ng Generika Drugstore para sa libreng checkup at libreng mga gamot. Malaking tulong ito sa akin at sa asawa ko.”
As part of Generika’s Ginhawang Barangayan, participants received their prescribed medicines for free and a discount voucher which they can use on their next store visit.
Brgy. San Nicolas III led by Brgy. Capt. Jojo Gawaran, Agimat Partylist representative, Cong. Bryan Revilla, and Cong. Lani Mercado-Revilla express their gratitude to the partnership with Generika Drugstore as the program, Generika’s Ginhawang Barangayan, will help uplift the lives of the Bacooreños.
Meanwhile, Rep. Bryan Revilla of Agimat Partylist emphasized the significance of the collaboration in ensuring the health of communities. “Napakahalaga para sa amin na mapangalagaan ang kalusugan ng aming mga kababayan sa Cavite. Ang Ginhawang Barangayan ng Generika Drugstore ay isang magandang oportunidad para mahikayat ang mga Bacooreños na alagaan ang kanilang mga sarili sa pamamagitan ng pagpapacheck up at pag-inom ng kanilang mga gamot,” he shared. This was also echoed by Rep. Lani Mercado-Revilla who praised the program for empowering Bacooreños to be more mindful of their family’s health.
Generika Drugstore Corporate Pharmacy Head Janice Blazo delivers an educational talk on generic medicines.
Atty. Yet Abarca, President and CEO of Generika Drugstore, noted that the success of the event highlights the value of partnering with LGUs to make healthcare more accessible to communities. “We are grateful to be able to bring Generika’s Ginhawang Barangayan to more communities and witness the positive impact that it has brought to countless individuals. We are encouraged by the support of LGUs who are one with us in our mission to bring ginhawa to more Filipinos through affordable healthcare.”
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