More than 400 Indigents in Pulilan, Bulacan Receive Free Services from MCGI and UNTV Outreach

More than 400 residents in Pulilan, Bulacan benefited from the free medical, dental and legal services offered during the joint outreach program of UNTV and the Members Church of God International (MCGI).

 

Among those served is the 83-year-old Luminda Hipolita who has long been suffering and complaining about her toothache.

Since both Lola Luminda and her husband are unemployed and rely on the help of their children who have their own families to look after, she could not afford to do anything about her toothache. To have it extracted, she would need Php300.

Upon learning about the free medical and dental mission in their barangay in Sta. Peregrina, Lola Luminda enlisted herself to avail the dental assistance.

…If there is no [service] like this, I cannot get my tooth extracted because I am poor,” said Lola Luminda.

Residents of neighboring Barangay Inaon also received medical aid. Angelica Mendoza, mother of two, was thankful for the medical assistance extended to her children who were suffering from coughs, cold and fever.

“Sometimes, we don’t have money to buy medicines for the children. We also find it difficult to have food everyday. Thank you to those who organized this [medical mission] and the free medicines given to the children,” thanked Aling Angelica.

A senior citizen, Mrs. Rosalina Batumbakal, 79, was also thankful for the outreach mission.

“If we will go directly to the center, it will be far. I cannot walk and let my children walk [with me]. So when someone told [me] about the medical [mission] here, we immediately prepared,” she related.
All in, the free medical and dental mission of the public service partnership of UNTV and MCGI accommodated 434 residents.

According to barangay chairman Jorge Santos, their barangay has no capability to provide these kinds of free service to the residents, that is why he is grateful.

“I thank Bro. Eli Soriano and Kuya Daniel Razon that they brought the medical mission project of UNTV here … I got goosebumps, I can’t express what I feel [right now] because I am really delighted with what happened today,” said chairman Santos.

“Thank you so much, I really won’t forget, for as long as I live, what you did here in our barangay,” he added.

Written by Sis Marvi Delfin

MCGI and UNTV’s Joint Medical-Dental Mission Serve Over 500 in Pagbilao, Quezon

 

Members Church of God International (MCGI) once again partnered with UNTV News and Rescue to organize and facilitate a Medical-Dental Mission, serving over 500 people in Quezon province on February 2, 2018.

Held at Barangay Talipan, Pagbilao, the charitable event served indigents from the town and nearby barangays there.

“Para sa akin, napakalaking tulong para sa kagaya kong mahirap din lang, [na] hindi makabili minsan ng gamot, hindi makapagpa-check-up,” said Maria Perla while holding her baby, adding, “Nahihirapan ako dahil sa kakulangan sa amin sa financial, malaking tulong sa akin [ito].”

Felipe Zoleta of the Talipapa Justice, meanwhile, said “Malaki ang naitulong sa akin at sa aking anak dahil [dito]… tulad ng sabi ko nga napakamahal kung sa dentista ang pagpapabunot… at saka bukod pa roon, matapos bunutan [ay] may libreng gamot para sa [pagkapabunot] ng ngipin.”

The medical-dental outreach, made possible through the collaboration of Members Church of God International’s Kamanggagawa Foundation and UNTV Public Service Channel, also made available the following free services: adult and pediatric medical consultation, eye examination, and dental tooth extraction.

Medicine prescribed by the volunteer doctors were distributed free at the ‘Botika Ni Kuya,’ the pharmacy and free service conceptualized and initiated by Kuya Daniel Razon. This is the supplementary initiative next to ‘Clinic Ni Kuya,’ an established clinic that provides free medical health services.

Free legal consultation was also extended during this outreach with volunteer-lawyers from MCGI.

“Mayroon pa nga tayong legal [na serbisyo]. Ito po iyong talagang madalas na hinihingi ng mga constituent na lagi makapag-conduct tayo ng ‘free’ medical and dental mission. Maganda po yung serbisyo natin, lalo na [ng] ating mga doktor. Eh [kasi] kumpleto,” barangay chairman Catalino Glorioso told UNTV Correspondent Japhet Cablaida in an interview.

The Municipality of Pagbilao, despite being considered a first class municipality in the province of Quezon, still has some areas like Talipan where the livelihood is farming and poultry. Their meager income made them unable to cater to basic medical needs of their families or their own.

MCGI is a regular sponsor and partner of UNTV News and Rescue in delivering outreach programs in remote provinces and poorer communities in the National Capital Region.

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Written by: Ma. Therese Quita, RN

MCGI and UNTV’s Relief Operation in Albay: Over 1,000 Residents Receive Help

The Members Church of God International (MCGI), together with UNTV News and Rescue, has carried out a relief operation and medical mission in Albay to help those who were displaced following the volcanic eruption of Mt. Mayon.

More than a thousand residents in Camalig, Albay receive the free services provided by the religious organization and UNTV during the relief mission conducted during the last week of January this year.

The MCGI-UNTV relief operation and medical mission came after learning that the local government unit in Albay was accepting assistance and donations from private organizations, companies and citizens.

Around 70,000 residents in the province of Albay were evacuated and stayed in evacuation centers due to the continuous eruption of Mayon Volcano.

According to the Office of the Civil Defense Region 5, the local government of Albay, Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Department of Health (DoH), Department of Education (DepEd), and other agencies there were already PhP100 million (US$2 million) allotted for the welfare of the affected residents.

Still Not Sufficient

Some residents complained of the insufficiency of the supplies provided for them in order to meet their daily needs.

Josefina Moratalla, a resident of Brgy. Tumpa in Camalig, Albay, was among those who were worried on how she could make both ends meet to feed her family and provide for their other basic necessities.

Ms. Moratalla said that they have been staying for almost 15 days in Talandong Elementary School, which is the nearest evacuation center in her area. She added that some of the residents, including herself, visited their homes from time to time just to get something that they can use on a daily basis.

Another resident, Maricris Solano, shared similar grievances with Ms. Moratalla, saying that it is quite difficult to feed her one-year-old child due to inadequate supply of water.

For this reason, several people, including Ms. Solano, were grateful for the relief operation organized by MCGI, UNTV, and Kamanggagawa Foundation International.

The relief package given and distributed to each displaced families includes: 3 kilos of rice, sotanghon noodles, hygiene kits, and drinking water.

Free Medical Mission

Aside from the relief operation, the MCGI-UNTV public service include a free medical mission conducted in the following areas: Anoling Elementary School, Brgy. Tagaytay, and Taladong Elementary School, Brgy. Taladong, both in Camalig, Albay.

The residents of these towns said they very much appreciated the help they have received from MCGI and UNTV, in spite of the town’s distance from the location of the free public service.

In all, there were a total of 1,108 individuals who benefitted from the relief operation and medical mission in the two areas of Camalig, Albay.

Written by: Samantha Baluyot


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