PAMAG and Couples for Christ Iloilo: Typhoon Agaton Disaster Relief Response 

Couples for Christ, Iloilo with the support of the Philippine Medical Association of Georgia (PAMAG) responded to the recent typhoon Agaton calamity affecting northern part of Iloilo province including Concepcion and neighboring towns by distributing relief goods.

CFC Iloilo is sincerely grateful for the quick and loving response of PAMAG in helping the countless victims of typhoon Agaton.  CFC members repacked the goods to be distributed to the affected areas in Iloilo Upper North (Concepcion and neighboring towns). Many more areas will be helped to include those houses that will need repairs.

May 5, 2022 at 1:18 am Leave a comment

PAMAG & RCUD: HOPE ON WHEELS FOR MOTHER OF 8 CHILDREN

To make a difference in a sustainable way, PAMAG and Rotary Club of Uptown Dagupan chose Cristelita Calansanan as a recipient of its “Pangkabuhayan Tribike” project. She is a food vendor and is amongst the poorest of the poor.  She is a mother of 8 children married to a construction worker residing in Sitio Ambalanga, Bonuan Gueset, Dagupan City. 

Their family of 10 live in a shanty with only one enclosed/non-ventilated sleeping room.  For her family, survival depends on how hard they strive day-by-day. She does what she can to supplement her husband’s earnings by selling food, washing clothes and occasionally working as a domestic helper. But with so many children to support they can’t send them all to school so some of the kids have dropped out of school. They also have to skip meals even as she sells food to others. And not having the means to transport goods to sell limits her ability to sell and earn more every day. 

With this gift from Rotary Club of Uptown Dagupan and PAMAG, she hopes to earn more for her family and lift them from poverty. Everyone in her family is excited at the new possibilities this tribike presents them. 

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May 4, 2022 at 4:41 am Leave a comment

PAMAG & RCUD: HOPE ON WHEELS FOR VEGETABLE VENDOR

PAMAG and RC Uptown Dagupan have  found yet another worthy beneficiary of its “Pangkabuhayan Tri-bike” A Livelihood Project for Esmeralda Lajerda, a 41-year-old vegetable vendor residing in barangay Dilan, Pozorrubio. She works really hard buying vegetables to sell and repacking coal to sell as well. But with only a little makeshift trolley to use to bring her wares to the market, she only manages to sell P100-200 ($($3-4)/day which is barely enough to buy rice and other basic necessities let alone their maintenance medications for hypertension. Her husband also works but doesn’t bring in a steady income. They needed a way to bring more goods to the market and sell more everyday. 

For some, determination is not enough to overtake hindrances in making a living.  However, determination is enough for a good soul to deserve new hope.  This gift of a new tri-bike brings to them a new hope and provides them with a better tomorrow. 

April 26, 2022 at 10:01 pm Leave a comment

PAMAG-MHAM Typhoon Odette Disaster Relief Project

PAMAG with the MHAM College of Medicine dean Dr Allan Librando embarked on its Typhoon Odette Disaster Relief Project. Volunteers distributed PAMAG roofing materials with 2 cartons of umbrella nails enough to cover 107 families of upper Antwanga, Quiot Pardo, Cebu. The event went smoothly with the help of Barangay officers, tanod and Medical students from MHAM CM. The Lower Antwanga roofing distribution will follow.

April 3, 2022 at 11:04 pm Leave a comment

PAMAG & RCUD: HOPE ON WHEELS FOR SCAVENGER

Salvador O. Ferrer, resident of San Carlos City, Pangasinan, was chosen by PAMAG-Rotary Club Uptown Dagupan 2000 to receive a tribike as part of its livelihood project.  He earns a livelihood by scavenging through garbage and selling what can be recycled. Among the scavengers, he is the only one without a tribike and oftentimes he rents it to be able to haul bulky loads a long distance. Most of the scavengers are earning more than him because they have their own tribike and motorcycles.  Because of those limitations he has the least capacity to earn enough to be able to afford his own tribike. Thus providing him with a tribike will increase his productivity and his income substantially. 

Everyone in the community has a role to play and something to contribute. The scavengers help the community by going through garbage and getting recyclables while earning a living. This means less garbage in the landfill. This benefits the environment and the people. A win for everyone!

This PAMAG project was undertaken in honor of Dr Vic Bautista, former president of PAMAG. 

March 21, 2022 at 9:00 pm Leave a comment

PAMAG & Rotary Club of Uptown Dagupan Dental Treatment

Oral diseases affect 3.5 billion people worldwide and the Covid-19 pandemic exacerbated this problem because it disrupted regular preventative dental visits. For the past two years, access to dental clinics became difficult for young patients and thus their oral health may have been compromised especially for those underprivileged who have less to spend on their hygiene, prolonged home containment with less physical activity.

With this concern, PAMAG and the Rotary Club of Uptown Dagupan have initiated this dental treatment for 22 young children in Dagupan City. Dr. Hazel P. Alipio, an RCUD member, performed 2 procedures (pits & fissure sealant and fluoride treatment) for the children.  These provide a physical barrier that inhibits microorganisms and food particles accumulation preventing caries progression and more resistance to acid attacks from plaque bacteria and sugars in the mouth.

PAMAG and the Rotary Club of Uptown  Dagupan are dedicating their efforts to improving access to quality dental care so that the children can have long-serving opportunities for a happy and healthy future. This PAMAG project is in honor of Dr Vic Bautista, past PAMAG president and a native of Dagupan.

March 17, 2022 at 1:36 am Leave a comment

PAMAG- Rotary Club of Uptown Dagupan Medical Mission

The community members of Barangay Salisay, Dagupan City have been requesting relief and support for their health and basic needs especially with the pandemic increasing the dire needs of the people. Finally, after Covid restrictions were lifted, PAMAG and the Rotary Club of  Uptown Dagupan 2000 were able to conduct the first medical mission in the barangay in memory of Dr. Victor Bautista, PAMAG Past President, whose brother Atty. Bautista is a resident of this barangay.  Atty. Bautista, also the past president of RC Uptown Dagupan, led the medical mission that benefited 132 individuals composed of the elderly, pregnant women, mothers, and children. Each received a box of multi-vitamins for 2-3 months supply, a pack of hygiene kit, 5-gallon purified water, a container, and a meal, all of which were sponsored by PAMAG.  Health check-up for the elderly and counseling for the mothers’ natal health was provided by the RCUD physician-volunteer.  The barangay captain also had the opportunity to discuss peace and order regulations while Atty. Bautista counseled females on women’s rights.  

MOTHER & CHILD CARE

ELDERLY & PWD CARE

CLEAN WATER & HYGIENE KITS

FEEDING

PEACE BUILDING & CONFLICT PREVENTION

March 15, 2022 at 7:54 pm Leave a comment

PAMAG Rehab Project at Cardinal Rosales Memorial Hospital after Typhoon Odette

PAMAG had conducted immediate disaster relief in Dalaguete, delivering much needed food, medical supplies to the community. In addition, 26 families received materials to repair their damaged homes.

Now comes the rehabilitation phase of our disaster relief for Dalaguete.After Typhoon Odette damaged the grounds of Cardinal Rosales Memorial Hospital, PAMAG earmarked some funds to help rebuild the facility.

Sister Cecile Cabahug, CRMHI administrator wrote, “We are so blessed to have you beside us during our dark moments in our ministry. We are truly grateful to all the board members and members of PAMAG most especially to you and to Dr Grace Bautista. We pray that you in turn will be so blessed by our Almighty Father, source of all goodness and charity.” She also stated that the work continues and they are working on fixing the triage area of the hospital with our remaining funds.

BEFORE THE REHABILITATION

AFTER THE REHABILITATION

March 15, 2022 at 7:13 pm Leave a comment

PAMAG Donates Books to Sante Fe Elementary School

February 23, 2022 at 10:03 am Leave a comment

Environmental Activism at Work: Keeping the Dagupan Baywalk and Beach Park Clean

Wildlife is severely impacted by marine trash and is due to lack of awareness of the adverse effects of marine debris have on human health. We believe that we humans have a moral responsibility to dispose of our waste properly and work to minimize or avoid any trash from reaching the beaches.

This environmental concern is being acted upon by the City Government of Dagupan and the Rotary & Rotaract Clubs of Uptown Dagupan in partnership with PAMAG and other business entities.

We gathered our resources, refurbished and installed several waste segregation bins along the Dagupan CIty Bonuan Tondaligan Baywalk and Beach Park.

It’s because of the advocacy of the government, companies, organizations and club members that are able protect the beach and the environment. We can all do our share by continuing our environmental stewardship by putting trash in these receptacles and also avoiding generating more non-biodegradable wastes.

February 19, 2022 at 4:07 am Leave a comment

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