JG Summit Petrochemicals Group (JGSPG) donated a newly constructed multipurpose facility to Barangay Pinamucan Ibaba, which was turned over to local officials during a blessing ceremony held last February 13, 2020.
Batangas 5th District Congressman Mario Vittorio “Marvey” Mariño and Batangas City Mayor Beverly Dimacuha graced the event and led the ribbon-cutting for the turnover of the facility. Other local government officials present were Pinamucan Ibaba Chairman Ruel Arce and members of the Sangguniang Barangay, who formally received the donation. Also in attendance were Batangas City Councilors Gerry Dela Roca and Boy Dimacuha, local residents, and employees of JGSPG.
The multipurpose facility stands on a 1,000-square meter lot which was purchased by Barangay Pinamucan Ibaba through a financial grant from JGSPG. Construction started in June 2019, and was completed in January 2020.
In a letter to JGSPG, Chairman Arce conveyed his and the Sangguniang Barangay’s heartfelt appreciation for the donation. He acknowledged the invaluable assistance extended by the company, saying, “Lubos po kaming nagpapasalamat sa pamunuan ng JG Summit sa napakalaking naitulong sa aming barangay upang maisakatuparan ang mga adhikain at mithiin ng Barangay Pinamucan Ibaba.”
To mark the occasion, JGSPG organized a two-day medical mission for the residents of Pinamucan Ibaba on February 13, held after the turnover ceremony, and for residents of neighboring Simlong on February 14. A total of 600 beneficiaries received free medical services including physical examination, x-ray, complete blood count (CBC) and urinalysis. Prescription medicine and vitamin supplements were also provided for free.
JGSPG has been a partner of its host barangays in promoting the physical well-being of its residents. With the completion of this facility, the company equipped Pinamucan Ibaba with a venue to promote sports and other physical recreation activities, as well as for social events and community gatherings.
Chairman Arce recognized the positive impact of the facility, highlighting in his message, “Malaki po ang maitutulong nito lalo na sa mga kabataan para sa sports development nila sa halip na malulong sa ibang mga masasamang bisyo.” He also added the other benefits of the facility to the larger Pinamucan Ibaba community, saying “Isa rin sa mga magagandang tulong ng covered court ay ang pagkakaroon ng lugar para sa pagdaraos ng mga pagtitipon ng barangay at iba pang okasyon, tulad na lamang ng medical mission na dito isinagawa at JG Summit din ang naging sponsor.”
JGSPG has been providing free healthcare services to neighboring barangays through medical missions over the years, which is a key component of the company’s community development outreach program.