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MFI First Aid Team @ Lyceum Fun Run

MediCard Foundation recently showed its support to the “Fun Run & Walk” of Lyceum of the Philippines University in Intramuros, Manila by providing a ready FIRST AID TEAM to 4,500 participants last March 3, 2013.  The successful event was part of Lyceum’s 61st founding year activities, according to alumni director Sandra Recto and alumni coordinator Bernadette Luminario.  The MediCard Team was composed of Dr. Annabelle Sanchez, Mia Boquiron, Maverick Quimio, Bryan Vergara and Manny Elip.

“MediCaravan @ Masla, General Nakar, Quezon”

"MediCaravan Para sa Bayan", MediCard Foundation’s medical and dental mission for the 200 Dumagats and constituents of Sitio Masla in General Nakar, Quezon Province was held last February 22, 2013. This was in partnership with Lyceum of the Philippines University Alumni Association (LPUAA) headed by its president Mr. Agustin Nacino, alumni affairs director Ms. Sandra Recto, alumni director Ms. Vilma Valera, and LPU-Community Outreach and Service Learning (COSeL) led by its director Dr. Marilyn Ngales and program officer Ms. Leonora Astete.  Big thanks and salute to all the medical team and volunteers for waking up very early, for traversing the six-hour travel time of zigzag and rough roads, and for crossing 18 rivers and streams on a whole day of rain just to serve our Dumagat brothers and sisters. Special thanks also to Mayor Ubing Ruzol for providing the security.

“Padugo sa Buwan ng mga Puso”

MediCard Foundation spearheaded a pre-Valentine mass blood donation dubbed as “Padugo sa Buwan ng mga Puso”.  In partnership with Red Cross Makati Branch–Rizal Chapter, the whole day blood letting acrtivity was held last February 12, 2013 at the MediCard 25th Floor Conference Room of the World Centre Building in Makati City.  Big thanks and Congratulations to all the successful blood donors! Thank you also to all who came and screened yet deferred.


“MFI Celebrates 1st Anniversary at Don Bosco Pugad”

Born in the month of love, MediCard Foundation happily celebrated its first birthday last February 1, 2013 through a simple yet meaningful thanksgiving outreach at Don Bosco Pugad located within the compound of St. John Bosco Parish in Makati City.

Pugad is a temporary shelter for street children and migrant youth from different parts of the country that provides opportunities for formal and non-formal schooling.  Most of its current scholars are elementary and high school dropouts from Isabela, Pangasinan, Laguna, Cavite, Batangas, Mindoro, Palawan, Iloilo, Cebu, Bohol, Negros Oriental, Davao, Cagayan de Oro and Cotabato.

With MFI’s anniversary project dubbed as “Pasasalamat sa Unang Anibersaryo”, the gift-giving activity benefitted some 65 migrant youth who each received a bag of towel and toiletries for their daily use.  “These supplies are what they mostly needed at present,” according to Pugad rector Father Dave Buenaventura and house parent Mr. Ruben Jamisola.

MFI officers and members led by Mr. Luis Montoya joined the migrant youth in partaking the sumptuous lunch prepared and cooked by the beneficiaries themselves.  A showcase of singing talents both from MediCard  and Pugad groups made the occasion more memorable.
MediCard Foundation, Inc. was officially incorporated under the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on February 1, 2012 with endorsements from the Department of Health (DOH) and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).

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