PPA marks 37th year with medoutreach for port workers PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 11 July 2011 17:26

The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) Zamboanga will hold a medical mission today for port workers and their families at its main building along RT Lim Boulevard, Zamboanga City.
Leonilo Miole, port manager, said the medical mission is part of the 37th anniversary celebration of the Philippine Ports Authority as a government-owned and controlled corporation. A bloodletting activity will also be held sometime next week.

Miole chose an outreach program to emphasize the strength of PPA’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program, as PPA prides itself in offering genuine service to the port community.
Helping others in need is a familiar conviction for Miole, who is also heavily involved in religious and civic groups.

The medical outreach is for the benefit of porters, cargo handling employees, security guards and their families. According to Miole, this activity reveals how PPA values the contribution of each individual within its community. “Each person is an important factor, a significant cog in the PPA wheel, so that the institution could go on turning with utmost efficiency,” he said.

“The port workers and cargo handlers are our partners in providing exemplary public service to the city’s travelers. This is our way of saying that on our special day, you are in our hearts,” he said.
The medical mission will start at 9 a.m. at the PPA conference room. Medical personnel from the Department of Health will provide consultation and other health care services. Beneficiaries will also receive free medicines and vitamins for their children.

ZCIPSI (Zamboanga City Integrated Ports Services, Inc.), the port’s only cargo handling operator, is also involved in this event as a significant partner. – Karen Kay Rivero