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“MediCard Foundation Turns 4”

MediCard Foundation, established on February 1, 2012, happily celebrated its 4th Birthday by holding a Thanksgiving Outreach at the Manila Boystown Complex in Parang, City of Marikina last January 30, 2016.

315 orphaned, abandoned and rescued street children composed of 210 boys and 105 girls were provided with lunch meal after they enjoyed and participated at the magic show, fun games and fellowship that the MediCard Foundation Team has prepared. Each child also received a morning snack pack and a gift bag containing baby powder, bath soap, cologne, hair gel, toothbrush, toothpaste, face towel and twisted fan. MFI also donated boxes of medicines, alcohol, cleaning disinfectants, detergent bars, and pales of detergent powders for common use of the institution.

Big thanks is extended to all our co-sponsors: The Rogemson Company, Ms. Bonette Cui (Birthday Thanksgiving), Mr. Voltaire Victoria (Birthday Thanksgiving), Mr. Farley & Mrs. Nerscie Fernandez, Mr. Omar & Mrs. Jacky Catolos, Ms. Diane Taneo, Ms. Armie Misa, Ms. Tess Carreon and Ms. Emily Recto.

Special thanks to the following who comprised the MFI Team and made the celebration extra memorable with their presence: MediCard Foundation executive director Voltaire Victoria; trustees Freda Bongalon and Nini Edades; Samaritan members Farley and Nerscie Fernandez; Advocate members Margaret de Galicia and Bonette Cui; Benefactor members Dr. Jaen Castillo, Vilma Valera, Jovita Quiban, Ronald Taneo, Emmabell Misolas, Arielle Josephine Barcena, Rodelia Victoria, Armie Misa, Carla Calleja and Jolina Gonzales; program assistants Bryan Vergara and Joy Sitjar; volunteers Henry Taneo, Diane Taneo, Mimi Taneo, Len Dasmarinas, Jerry Esteves, Jenny Briola and Patrick Alcantara; and singer Monica Cui.

MediCaravan in Goa, Camarines Sur (1,005 Patients Served)

MediCard Foundation conducted a Medical, Optical and Dental Mission in Goa, Camarines Sur last January 15, 2016 which was co-sponsored by Doc Ed Remo and Atty. Bon Alarcon. A total of 1,005 patients were served: 565 medical, 240 optical and 200 dental. Salute and appreciation to the Medical Team and to all volunteers. Big thanks also to Mr. Raul and Dra. Agnes Vargas, to Mr. Marlo and Dra. Thelma Magsombol, to Mr. Boyet Obias, and to all who have made this joint outreach possible.

“Paskong Makulay sa Puray”

Last December 19, 2015, MediCard Foundation conductred a joint Christmas Gift-Giving Project for the 250 indigent and indigenous children (Dumagat Tribe) of Barangay Puray in Rodriguez, Rizal. The outreach was co-sponsored by the MediCard Information Technology Department, Medical Operations Department, Provider Relations Department, Business Intelligence Group, and Sales & Business Development Group 2 together with MediCard Foundation, Mr. Shaun & Mrs. Genette Shuler, and the 82nd Special Action Company of the PNP Special Action Force (SAF). BIG THANKS to all who have made this joint outreach possible.

Assistance to Typhoon NONA Survivors in Pinamalayan

As part of its Aid and Benevolence for Calamities and Disasters (ABCD) program, MediCard Foundation sent out its in-kind donations last December 17, 2015 (6 boxes of clothings, 4 boxes of medicines, 1 adult wheelchair and 10 big used tarpaulins) to Pinamalayan, Oriental Mindoro where Typhoon Nona has made its 5th landfall. Special thanks to Ms. Liza Paylago, CEO of Golden Hands Manufacturing, for taking care of the transport, delivery and distribution to survivors on December 21.

Luisa Gutierrez Comia, a resident of Zone 1 Barangay Recodo, was the recipient of wheelchair from MFI. According to NDRMMC, the typhoon has made a total of six landfalls as it weakened:
• 1st landfall at 11:00 AM, 14 December 2015 in Batag Island, Laoang, Northern Samar
• 2nd landfall at 4:00 PM, 14 December 2015 in Bulusan, Sorsogon
• 3rd landfall at 9:45 PM, 14 December 2015 in Burias Island, Masbate
• 4th landfall at 5:30AM, 15 December 2015 in Banton Island, Romblon
• 5th landfall at 10:30 AM, 15 December 2015 in Pinamalayan, Oriental Mindoro
• 6th landfall at 1AM, 16 December 2015 in Lubang Island, Occidental Mindoro

Thank you very much to all who have sent their donations thru MediCard Foundation.

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