I was fortunate to have been part of an exclusive group of mommy bloggers who were invited by UNILAB for a tour of their Amherst pharmaceutical plant in Mamplasan, Laguna and an afternoon of pampered relaxation at Nuvali, Sta. Rosa yesterday.
There were three pickup points for the mommy bloggers: one in Alabang, another in Quezon City, and another in Pasig City. The pickup point for Pehpot, Michelle, Steph, and I was at Starbucks near Home Depot in Julia Vargas, Pasig City.
At Amherst, we were welcomed warmly by Rochelle, UNILAB’s Corporate Affairs Officer. They also prepared a sumptuous breakfast for us.
There was a short briefing of what we can expect to see inside Amherst, but that came after a short introduction from all of the people present in the conference room. We were asked to introduce ourselves in a non-traditional way, that is, we were assigned a partner to talk to and our partner would be the one to introduce us to the group and vice versa.
Celebrity sportscaster and mom Patricia Hizon (wife of former basketball player Vince Hizon) facilitated this activity and took us around the Amherst plant. The purpose of the plant tour was to show the mommies present the quality and care that goes into making each UNILAB product.
Mr. Jack Orendain, UNILAB’s Corporate Affairs Senior Manager, gave the welcoming remarks and explained to the group what the Discerning Mommy Advocacy is all about. Dr. Lourdes Genuino, a pediatric gastroenterologist who works at UNILAB’s Medical Affairs Division explained the many choices that moms encounter everyday. Ms. Adi de Leon, UNILAB’s plant director, discussed what can be expected of the plant tour.
Before we started the plant tour, all of us were made to wear hair caps, shoe covers, and scrub suits, and we had to wash our hands well to avoid contamination.
We were all amazed at how well-kept the place is. The plant also uses top-of-the-line machines to produce high-quality drugs. Strict measures are being observed, too, at every step of the manufacturing process to ensure that the drugs they’re producing are safe and effective.
After the tour, we all went to Conti’s Pastry Shop & Restaurant in Nuvali for a hearty lunch.
Then, we went to Indulgence Spa for a one-hour full-body massage. According to Nalyn, my masseuse, what we’re having was called a Balinese massage. She said it’s a combination of Swedish massage, shiatsu massage, and stretching. It was very relaxing!
And we went home with a bag full of UNILAB products!
At the end of the day, we all went happy and content–HAPPY that we have discovered UNILAB’s world-class manufacturing standards and its commitment to provide quality healthcare products and CONTENT that we have made the right choice for our families. Thank you, UNILAB, for staying true to your promise of Trusted Quality Healthcare!
You, too, can experience the same plant tour and pampered relaxation and receive the same freebies as UNILAB will be having online promos pretty soon. You can subscribe to this blog for updates and follow UNILAB’s Facebook and Twitter accounts.