Tuesday, January 29, 2008

US-based Group Spends $20M For Davao Medical Mission

No less than $20 million was spent by over 220 volunteers from the Philippine Medical Mission Society of Northern California to help Dabawenyos with various medical conditions.

Members of the PMSNC, who conducted a 4-day medical mission in the city from January 21 to 25, 2007, shouldered their own airfare and accommodation, brought their own hospital equipment and rendered free services to almost 10 thousand Dabawenyos during the mission.

Among the medical services provided by the group are dental, medical and eye check up as well as minor and major operations including an open heart surgery (which would normally cost P500,000) and pacemaker insertion (which costs P300,000). The group also gave away free eyeglasses for those with eye problems.

Now, this is what I call giving back a portion of your blessings. The Philippines need more of these people. A lot of Filipinos who have made it big in the United States have shared their blessings to their fellow Filipinos in terms of school building and facilities, medical mission, scholarships and monetary aid.

Those who have made it big in the Philippines should follow suit.

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