Procter and Gamble joins project giving bath to Dagupan children

January 23, 2015 11:53 pm 

DAGUPAN CITY, Jan. 23 — Multi-national company Procter and Gamble (P&G) Philippines has linked up with the city of Dagupan in giving free bath to some 100 children of Dagupan.

The company, which is also involved in the initiative to provide Dagupan with the facility called "Waste to Worth" project which can put to an end to its persistent garbage problem is supporting Dagupan's "Healthy Dagupan Libreng Paligo para sa mga Bata" (Free Bath for Children).

The free bath for children is a regular initiative of Mayor Belen Fernandez under her Balon Dagupan program in a bid to teach children and their parents to adopt a healthy lifestyle and good grooming to avoid diseases.

On Thursday, Mayor Fernandez, together with Barangay Malued Chairwoman Filipina delos Santos personally gave showers to some of the young children, who, judging from the looks on their faces, visibly enjoyed the refreshing bath.

Angeli Almonte, P&G key account manager, said the project aims to promote personal hygiene to children and teach their parents as well on the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

“It's part of our company's corporate social responsibility to reach out the communities and we have partnered with the local government (Dagupan) to create awareness on over-all health,” said Almonte.

Mayor Fernandez said it is important that children, as well as their parents, are taught on the importance of good hygiene.

“We want to encourage children to be clean in their bodies and their surroundings always,” said Fernandez.

After the shower, the children were provided with free medical check-up, a nutritious meal, loot bags containing personal hygiene products, and a fresh set of clothes, all from P&G.

Dagupan is a regional awardee in the search for the most child-friendly city in Region 1. (PNA)

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