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MediCaravan at Cavinti, Laguna (830 patients)

MediCard Foundation conducted a Medical, Optical and Dental Mission in Cavinti, Laguna together with the Kiwanis Club of Laguna Sparkling Rubies and the Philippine Army 202 Infantry Brigade last June 30, 2017. A total of 830 patients were served: 550 Medical, 245 optical and 35 Dental. Big thanks to the medical Team, to all volunteers, to Mayor Milbert Oliveros, to Vice Mayor Anita Baeyes, to Municipal Administrator Rick Jayson Tatlonghari, to the Kiwanis Group led by Club President Norma Lobaton and to all who have contributed to ensure the success of the joint outreach.

 
TULONG GULONG 21

“Tulong Gulong” is MediCard Foundation’s quarterly donation of wheelchairs and other assistive devices to deserving indigent beneficiaries. On its 21st gift-giving activity last June 16, 2017, MFI personally handed over 10 wheelchairs, 2 pairs of crutches, 2 canes with seat and 1 walker to 15 individuals endorsed by the Citizens Crime Watch (CCW) and the DSWD Office of Hagonoy, Bulacan from nine (9) different barangays. Turnover was held inside the Parish Church of Barangay San Roque. MFI also donated boxes of pediatric medicines during the same day medical, dental and optical mission organized by CCW which is headed by its Hagonoy Chapter Chairman Jeune Ramirez together with DSWD Officer Angelina dela Cruz.

 

Beneficiaries:

 

WHEELCHAIRS

 

1. Salome Borja, 69, Brgy. Sta. Monica, stroke

2. Carmencita Mendoza, 65, Brgy. Sto. Nino, stroke

3. Beatriz Calalang, 59, Brgy. San Miguel, stroke

4. Pacencia Cruz, 93 , Brgy. Abulalas, stroke

5. Ronald Camero, 48, Brgy. San Agustin, stroke

6. Edgardo DC. Flores, 56, Brgy. Tibaguin, stroke

7. Restituto Bautista, 60yrs old, Brgy. Sta. Monica, stroke

8. Liwanag Medina, 64, Brgy. San Sebastian, amputated leg

9. Magdalena Pangilinan, 54, Brgy. San Sebastian,  stroke

10. Michelle Martin, Brgy. San Roque, bedridden

 

CRUTCHES

 

1. Raffy Rey Santos, 30, Brgy. San Agustin, polio

2. Vicente Datu, 49, Brgy. Sto. Rosario, amputated leg

 

CANES

 

1. Flordeliza Saguid, 50, Brgy. San Sebastian, club foot

2. Maria Corazon Camba, 70, Brgy. San Sebastian, arthritis

 

WALKER

1. Marilou Reyes, 54, Brgy. Abulalas, broken hip

 
PROJECT BACKPACK IN QUIRINO

MediCard Foundation donated 100 Hygiene Kits last June 9 and 10, 2017for the grade school pupils of Aglipay and Mandella in Quirino Province through the “Project Backpack “ initiated by Christian Missionary couple Mr. Bobby and Mrs. Aires Dela Cruz. The couple launched the first leg of “Project Backpack” in 2014 as a back-to-school fund raising campaign for the survivors of the Typhoon Yolanda that strongly hit the Visayas region in 2013. MFI has been supporting this project since it started on May 26, 2014 in Aklan.

 
“BALIK ESKWELA SA PORT AREA”

MediCard Foundation and Wolrd Vision Philippines happily distributed school bags, school supplies and snacks to 150 indigent grade school pupils of Baseco Compound in Port Area, Manila last May 26, 2017 as their joint “Balik Eskwela” Gift-Giving Program for the year. Handover of gifts was held at San Nicolas de Tolentino Subparish Chapel within the compound after the short program and interactive storytelling which was enjoyed by all attendees.

 

MediCard Foundation is led by Mr. Voltaire Victoria (executive director) together with Mr. Bryan Vergara (program supervisor), Ms. Cris Ambrosio (admin. and program assistant), Ms. Emily Perante (member-volunteer) and Mr. Jerry Esteves (staff).

 

World Vision Philippines on the other hand is headed by Mr. Jun Godornes (resource development director) together with Mr. Marlon Villanueva (health and nutrition advisor), Ms. Cherryanne Valencia (acquisition manager), Mr. AJ Renomeron (corporate engagement specialist) and Ms. Abigail Bayucan (community development officer).

 

Special thanks to the teachers of ING Bank Foundation Learning Center led by Ms. Bhabes Race for the facilitation, to Ms. Melanie Abad Ramirez of The National Library for the interactive storytelling, and to Mr. Shaun and Mrs. Genette Mae Shuler of Louisiana, USA for the additional school supplies.

 
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