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1st Philippine Conference on Community Health

MediCard Foundation supported the “1st Philippine Conference on Community Health” as co-presentor last October 20 & 21, 2012 at the UP Manila Buenafe Auditorium.  The two-day convention was participated in by 200 medical students from 15 universities across the country and was organized by the Regionalization Student Organization (RSO) headed by its president Ms. Nas Tillah, marketing head Ms. Abbey Sarmiento and marketing coordinator Mr. Ivan Gil Balmadrid.  Former Health Secretaries Dr. Alberto Romualdez and Dr. Jaime Galvez-Tan presented the Current Health System in the Philippines and the Migration of Health Professionals respectively.

GIZ Symposium

Last October 12, 2012, MediCard Foundation, represented by its president Mr. Luis Montoya and executive director Mr. Voltaire Victoria,  participated at "Step Forward – Into Higher Gear", a symposium on the best practices of corporate social responsibility in the Philippines sponsored by Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammennabeit (GIZ).  The event was held at the Bahia Room of Hotel Intercontinental in Makati City and was facilitated by the Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP) led by its executive director Mr. Rafael Lopa, relationship manager Ms. Vicky San Juan-Co, and program officers Ms. Susan Francisco and Ms. Lea Jacinto-Sacay.  His Excellency Dr. Joachim Heidorn, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federal Republic of Germany to the Philippines, graced the symposium as guest of honor and keynote speaker.

“Tulong Gulong 2” in Pandacan

“Tulong Gulong”, MediCard Foundation’s wheelchair donation program, has reached its second set of beneficiaries at Barangay Kahilom 1 in Pandacan, Manila last September 14, 2012.  Through the endorsement of the “Gintong Landas Project” of Create a Job for the Disabled Association, Inc. (CJDAI), 12 persons with disabilities like cerebral palsy, hydrocephalus, meningitis, stroke, blind and deaf were deservingly given assistive devices by MediCard.

The wheelchairs were formally handed over by MediCard Foundation president Luis Montoya and MediCard Philippines vice president Atty. Jon Montoya to CJDA president Armando Alimagno and CJDA secretary Fe Baylon, and witnessed by the MediCard Management Committee and some volunteer social workers from DSWD.

Giving Goes Social

MediCard Foundation, represented by its president Luis Montoya and executive director Voltaire Victoria,  is privileged to be among the 200 participants of “Giving Goes Social” seminar last September 11, 2011 at the Ayala Museum.  It was a whole day lecture and workshop on online fundraising campaign for different foundations and NGOs sponsored by Unionbank, led by its president Mr. Justo Ortiz, and Children’s Hour, headed by its chairperson Ms. Emily Abrera.

Among the invited young and credible speakers were: Mr. Jeff Saez of NuWorks Interactive Labs who presented Social Media 101; Mr. Jayvee Fernandez of ID8 who delved on Community Building and Engagement; Mr. Carlo Dionisio of Leo Burnett who discussed the Conversion and Sustainability; and Ms. Reggie Olalia of WWF-Philippines who tackled the importance of Advocacy Marketing.

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