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Leyte RHU gets facelift

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In keeping with its rehabilitation and reconstruction intervention in provinces devastated by typhoon “Yolanda,” the BDO Foundation, the corporate social responsibility arm of BDO Unibank, has rehabilitated the Pastrana Rural Health Unit in Leyte in partnership with the US-Philippines Society.

The renovated health center was officially inaugurated and turned over to local officials in an event led by BDO Foundation program director Rose Espinosa, BDO Tacloban-Zamora branch head Jean Culas, and Pastrana Vice Mayor Edgar Empillo Sr.

The rehabilitation of the Pastrana Rural Health Unit is in line with the foundation’s disaster response initiatives for Yolanda-hit communities in the interior towns of Leyte. The health center was damaged by the typhoon in 2013.

The project is also part of the disaster resiliency program of the US-Philippines Society, a Washington-based private sector initiative that aims to expand the interaction and understanding between the United States and the Philippines.