A non-government organization based in the United States made a record of being the longest-running NGO to deliver services in the province.
The NGO known as Philos Health has become a byword among Jagnaanons as it started to implement community projects since the time of then-Jagna mayor Exam Lloren way back in 2004.
Forrest Malakoff, founder and director of Philos Health said they have deemed Jagna their “new home” as they have been visiting the town three times every year in the past 15 years.
The NGO has provided medical services to the town folks including a mass feeding to some 3,000 malnourished children.
The founding director sees to it that every time he visits his “second home,” he brings medical practitioners to deliver health services to the less fortunate residents of the town.
“We find the people of Jagna to be hospitable and humble while my team finds them very easy to get along with,” Malakoff said during a radio interview over dyRD’s “Action Line” last week.
The US-based NGO founder was accompanied to the radio interview by Jagna Mayor Joseph Rañola who was all praises for the dedication and commitment of the said NGO in pursuing their services to the community.
“The group simply deserves our heartfelt gratitude,” the mayor said.
Aside from the annual medical services, the NGO brings regular supplies of medicines which are readily available at the LGU health center.
Philos Health has also donated an FM radio station to the local government unit in order to provide the public better access to information on government undertakings.