Leah Salterio

Artists lend talent to promote healthcare

May 29, 2024 Leah C. Salterio 126 views
Host Iza Calzado with Donnie Tantoco (left) greets Dr. Hayden Kho
Event/program hosts Iza Calzado and Markki Stroem
mWell rings
Regine Velasquez (middle) joins MPIC chairman, president and CEO Manny Pangilinan and mWell president Chaye Cabal-Revilla
mWell watches
Singer-songwriter Ogie Alcasid

CONCERT King Martin Nievera, Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez and singer-songwriter-TV host Ogie Alcasid led the roster of first-rate entertainers for the recent unboxing of the game-changing mWell milestones for the health care industry.

The artists lent their time, effort and talent to the recent event. Martin and Ogie rendered Footloose, while Regine belted out A Million Dreams, as she displayed her mWell ring that she first wore during the repeat of her sold-out repeat concert, Regine Rocks at the Mall of Asia Arena.

Other performers who highlighted mWell’s advocacy of bringing healthcare even in off-grid areas were Mark Bautista, Jed Madela, Bituin Escalante, Aicelle Santos, Jona and Klarisse de Guzman.

The event also paid tribute to the IP (indigenous peoples) community from Quezon, who had to walk three hours before they were able to take a vehicle to Manila. Present were the Little People community in Laguna.

The CEOs of Metro Pacific Investment Corporation’s (MPIC), PLDT (Philippine Long Distance Telephone) and Smart leadership team, as well as noted society and online personalities were present.

The new generation and innovative mWell power watch, that is classic, sophisticated and prestigious, was unboxed for tracking physical activity and empowering you to make healthier choices.

Wearing the classic and sophisticated prestige watch, among others, were primary care doctor and nutritionist Dr. Dex Macalintal, primary care physician and content creator Dr. Lyien Pascual, dental expert Dr. Baharah Pour Mohamad.

Also unboxed were the slick and stylish mWell rings in black, gray and silver to help monitor important health metrics like heart rate, sleep performance and average oxygen saturation to make a commitment to yourself for a better quality of life.

mWell recently introduced the mind health score, your personal compass as you go on a self-guided journey towards enhancing emotional, social and cognitive well-being. Think of it as having a personal mind health coach in your pocket.

“We started our foray into the healthcare business when we invested in Makati Medical Center (MMC) sometime in 2007,” said Pangilinan. “It has been quite a journey for us. Since 2007, we are now into our 24th hospital and growing this year.

“There are about 2,000 hospitals in the Philippines and we are about 1.2 percent in number. That’s not enough to be able to adequately cover the healthcare requirements of the of our people.”

Recently, MMC proposed to build a fourth tower to maintain the mindset of being limited to a geographical location

Chaye Cabal Revilla, chief finance, risk and sustainability officer of MPIC, is now the president of mWell.

“mWell gives Filipinos the kind of ability to extend health services across the country and even abroad,” said Chaye. That is the next big step because technology will break down geographic barriers. That is very important for Filipinos.”