Last updated on April 24, 2020
According to folklore, Calamba derived its name from the Filipino phrase “kalan-banga,” in reference to an earthen jar in use during the early years. Tagalog phonetics pronounced the phrase as “kalam-banga” further shortening it into the colloquial “Kalamba,” which subsequently became the present “Calamba.”
Calamba is the birthplace of our National Hero, Jose P. Rizal. The
family’s ancestral house is now a national heritage museum containing
historic memorabilia from the hero’s life-events.
CareHealth Plus-Calamba saw its birth in the city
of Calamba in early 2016. Pioneer Branch
Manager Christian Emmanuel O. Almeida trailblazed the company’s path in the
recruitment and training of the initial batch of the branch sales team. CareHealth Plus-Calamba soon laid the
foundation for its present office in the center of the city’s acclaimed
melting-pot district, specifically at CMC Tower 1 Old Building in the heart of
Calamba Crossing along the National Highway in Barangay Real, Calamba
City. The progressive thrusts made by
the branch soon necessitated the installation of a new Branch Manager, Dr. Ma. Cristina I. Aragones, MD. In turn, Mr. Almeida took greater responsibilities as Area Marketing Manager overseeing no less than three other branches.
Known as the “Richest
City in Calabarzon” and considered as one of the “Next Wave Cities” owing
to an abundance of outsourcing firms in the city, Calamba derives major income
from manufacturing and economic plants, tourism (hot spring resorts and water
parks), agriculture and other services.
These provide latent opportunities for CareHealth
Plus-Calamba to tap Group Businesses for which the branch Area Marketing Consultant, Roel T. Diva, Jr. has his hands full. The
constant flow of sales and marketing activities as well as the demand for
medical services of Members constantly necessitate the dedicated attention of
the branch’s two Care & Operations Assistants, Janet T.
Valeriano and Mary Rose B. Antonio, RN.
CareHealth Plus-Calamba continues to be a
topnotch branch under the supervision of South Luzon
Division Head, Jojo Reyes, Senior Assistant Vice President. Providing guidance in
overall marketing and administrative activities is Marketing
Group Head Raffy Ibarreta, Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing