CEMEX, Naga promote ‘Isang Milyong Sipilyo’
Program is on 19th year with 57T day care, elementary beneficiaries

CEMEX joined the Department of Health (DOH) in celebrating the Oral Health Month through its “Isang Milyong Sipilyo” program. 

The program aims to give one million dental kits to day care and elementary school students of the City of Naga, Cebu.

The activity, which was started by then Naga mayor, the late Ferdinand Chiong, is now on its 19th year, and with the continuous support of CEMEX and the leadership of incumbent Mayor Valdemar Chiong, 57,000 children have benefitted from the program. 

Dr. Expedito Medalla, regional dental superintendent of DOH-Central Visayas, promoted the importance of dental hygiene.

Dr. Etehl Uy demonstrated the proper way of brushing one’s teeth. CEMEX also believes that oral health is crucial to each person’s well-being. 

This year, CEMEX headed by APO Cement Plant Director Normandy Chan, is giving out 5,300 toothbrushes and toothpastes to eight elementary schools in Naga.

Dr. Senin Paulin, Department of Education – City of Naga superintendent, said he was grateful for CEMEX’s support for the activity.

(This article was published in SunStar, 27 February 2013.)

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