To cap off the year 2012, PFI (PhilSeven Foundation, Inc.) held a Medical Mission last December 9, 2012 in the City of Paranaque in partnership with its Local Government through its Department of Social Welfare Office. The City of Paranaque has been a beneficiary of other PFI programs and services such as, “Balik-Eskwela”, a school supply distribution for 1,000 indigent students and Supplementary Feeding Programs matched with Livelihood Skills Training for one year that started last June 2012.
Historically, 7-Eleven’s 2nd store was located within the City of Paranaque. At present, 7-Eleven has more than 800 stores and still expanding, PFI chose to partner with the City of Paranaque as a way of giving back to the community and to its loyal customers.
A total of 948 indigent patients were given free medical check-up, complete set of prescribed medicines and multivitamins. A number of volunteer doctors and medical students from University of Sto Tomas – Zeta Beta Mu Fraternity and UP-PGH – Mu Zigma Phi Fraternity come together to share a common cause and help others. Among the specialist doctors were Pediatricians, Opthalmologist, Family and Internal Medicine and a Geriatrics doctor all provided their professional services for free.
Medicines and vitamins were purchased by PFI to Erickagen, Inc. owner of Generika Drugstore who sold it at a very low price as part of their CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) activity, they also brought along pharmacist, nurses and volunteers to help in the dispensing of medicines.
The event was attended by Paranaque City Mayor Jun Bernabe, Vice Mayor Gus Tambunting, Councilor Benjo Bernabe and Social Welfare Head Mr. Dean Calleja together with PSC Operations Division Manager and PFI Trustee, Ms. Liwayway Fernandez, PSC HRAD Manager and PFI Mancom Chairperson, Ms. Violeta Apolinario, PSC Business Development Division Manager and PFI Trustee Mr. Francis Medina and PSC Employees Council, PSC Employee-volunteers from HR, Operations-Support, Finance and BDD.
PFI would like to thank the support of PSC Suppliers for the food and refreshments: CDO, Nature’s Spring, Selecta, Arlee’s bread.