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Mayor Garbo, TMC Clark sign MOA for healthcare in Mabalacat

MABALACAT CITY — Mayor Crisostomo C. Garbo has signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with The Medical City Clark Inc. (TMCC) to establish a partnership aimed at enhancing healthcare services and implementing the Rooming-in and Breastfeeding Act of 2009 within the city.

The MOA, which was authorized by Resolution No. 285 Series of 2023, was approved by the Sangguniang Panlungsod Members led by Vice Mayor Gerald Guttrie P. Aquino on December 4, 2023. This resolution authorizes the city mayor to enter into a formal agreement with TMCC to improve healthcare practices and facilities in Mabalacat City.

The MOA was signed by Mayor Crisostomo C. Garbo and The Medical City Clark Inc. Chief Executive Officer, Noel Laxamana, MD. Also present at the signing were Karol Jean E. Canlas, Evelyn L. Yumul, Dr. Allan Garcia, and Dr. Charmie Arribe from The Medical City Clark, along with Dr. Earl Kim P. De Leon representing the City Health Office. City administrator Franco Alejo Madlangbayan and Atty. Jessiery Mae Corpuz were also in attendance.

“I am honored to announce this partnership with The Medical City Clark Inc., which marks a significant step forward for healthcare in our city,” said Mayor Garbo. “This collaboration will not only enhance healthcare facilities in Mabalacat City but will also ensure the effective implementation of the Rooming-in and Breastfeeding Act of 2009, promoting the health and well-being of mothers and infants in our community.”

The agreement outlines a comprehensive plan to improve healthcare facilities and services, with a specific focus on promoting and supporting breastfeeding practices. Through this partnership, the Mabalacat City Government and The Medical City Clark Inc. aim to provide accessible, compassionate, and high-quality healthcare services to all residents.