April 15, 2024

Kalusugan Caravan

Filed under: Health & Social Services — Joshua Sarmiento @ 3:45 pm

Mission Statement
To provide health and social services to people who need it the most, at the time they most need it.

Our Values
We care about people.

We teamwork and partner with our staff, volunteers, institutions and the rest of the population to
bring about help and assistance.

We uphold the dignity of our beneficiaries and give them due respect.

Kalusugan Caravan

The Kalusugan Caravan (Health Caravan) pools together volunteer doctors and health workers in health missions conducted nationwide. Benefitting the needy sectors, the caravan provides blood pressure monitoring, treatment of minor illnesses, pap smear for women, and dental check-up.

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Feed the Children Program

Filed under: Health & Social Services — Joshua Sarmiento @ 3:44 pm

Good nutrition contributes to the development of physical and mental potential. It also prevents acute and chronic illnesses. In developing countries such as the Philippines, however, nutritional deficiency is prevalent most significantly among children of poor families. Inadequate nutrition is a primary cause for many of the students in the country’s public schools not to fully realize their potentials.

The Villar SIPAG currently runs feeding programs in the following areas: Las Piñas; Muntinlupa; Tondo, Manila; Sasmuan, Pampanga; Iloilo; and Bataan.

Volunteers begin cooking early in the morning in order to have hundreds of bowls of hot chicken macaroni soup ready for the 9:00am recess. They resume cooking right about noon time for the 2:00pm feeding schedule. Bread and fruit juices are likewise served. The feeding schedule runs twice a week in three areas simultaneously, benefitting up to 1,200 children in each site.

Believing that it is always best to teach people how to fish and feed them for a lifetime, instead of simply giving them fish for the day, the foundation runs the feeding program to provide the immediate relief to the hunger problem of the children. Meanwhile livelihood programs are actively pursued across the country.
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Medical And Financial Assistance

Filed under: Health & Social Services — Joshua Sarmiento @ 3:44 pm

Medical and Dental Mission in Orani Bataan November 25, 2010

Medical Assistance

Dave Bancal
The foundation has extended financial assistance to cover surgical expenses for some seriously ill beneficiaries.

One of such beneficiaries is ten-year old Dave Bancal of Cavite. The second of three children of Danilo and Mary, Dave suffered from a congenital heart defect known as Tetralogy of Fallot, which can cause less blood flowing to the lungs, mixing of oxygen-rich (red) and oxygen-poor (blue) blood inside the heart, and low levels of oxygen in the blood. When oxygen levels are low, the baby’s skin, fingertips, or lips have a bluish tint. An infant with these symptoms is commonly called a “blue baby.”

Every infant or child with tetralogy of Fallot needs surgery, usually within the first year of life. But Dave’s family could not afford the cost of the needed surgery and Dave had to spend the first nine years of his life constantly feeling weak. His mobility was very limited, and his father had to carry him to and from school.

His condition was brought to the attention of the Villar SIPAG, which provided the finances required for the heart surgery that he badly needed. Dave underwent heart surgery at the Philippine Heart Center in April 2010 and has since been in good health.
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Relief Operation

Filed under: Health & Social Services — Joshua Sarmiento @ 3:43 pm

Since 1991, Villar SIPAG has played an active role in extending humanitarian services to disaster-stricken areas in the Philippines. When a calamity hits an area, the foundation conducts a quick assessment of the immediate needs of the affected populace. Ensuring the safety and providing immediate relief are the primary considerations for providing assistance.

The various types of help extended include rescue operations, setting up of soup kitchens, medical assistance, and the distribution of food, drinking water, and blankets.

The hand-woven blankets that are given to calamity victims are produced under the Las Piñas Handloom Blanket Weaving Social Enterprise.

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