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,
second half of the year heralds the wet season.
We are no strangers to typhoons and torrential rain showers, but last
August was quite different. No storm
signal was raised, only the ever present southwest monsoon or “hanging
habagat.” But the amount of
precipitation was such that it was comparable to typhoon Ondoy in October 2009.
rained incessantly for several days.
Water levels rose, the floods came as they always do during this
season. It came to a point where homes
had to be abandoned, families had to seek elsewhere for shelter and livelihood
had to be left behind.
centers were filled to the rafter with hundreds and later on thousands of
affected families. Food was fast
becoming scarce. Everyone had to step up
to bring aid and basic needs to these people.
Philseven Foundation Inc., (PFI) together with PhilSeven Corporation (PSC)
repack relief goods to bring aid to this people in need. PFI also teamed up
with DSWD National
Center by providing meals thrice a
day for their volunteers mostly from
Phil. Air Force, PNP, students, religious and civilians who also helped pack
total of 4,792 relief packs were distributed to different cities in Metro
Manila. A good portion of the said
relief was sent to the City of Manila.
Manila was among the hardest hit by
the flooding. 3,200 relief packs were distributed in Sta. Mesa and Baseco,
Tondo by Manila City Mayor Alfredo Lim together with his officials and volunteers
from 7-11 employees this happened last August 16 and 17. 600 relief packs went to Caloocan
City, 500 relief to San
Mateo, Rizal. And 492 relief packs were distributed to
7-11 employees who were affected by said natural calamity.
efforts may not seem much compared to the devastation caused by the nameless
deluge. But let us always remember that a little help goes a long way. We must not shy upon extending whatever help
we can give especially to those most in need.
There will never be a shortage of people who need help. Let us emulate the example of those
volunteers who toiled night and day notwithstanding fatigue and bad weather all
for the sake of helping others. And we have a perfect word for it: “malasakit.”
PhilSeven Foundation Inc. (PFI) in partnership
with Manila Health Bureau and Manila Department of Social Welfare Development
Office conducted a Medical Mission for indigent residents of Manila last July
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 of helping others. Among the
specialist doctors were Pediatricians, Opthalmologist, Family and Internal
Medicine, a Pathologist and a Cardiologist provided their professional services
Mayor Lim’s Health on Wheels Bus were stationed
in the area providing free ECG, a diagnostic tool that records heart activity
and detect heart problems. The cardiologist were able to serve a total of 40
patients who some was found to have minor heart ailments and was given
professional medical advices.
A total of 1,497 patients of Manila mostly
coming from Districts 5 and 6 benefited from the said Medical Mission. All
patients received the complete set of their prescribed medicines and
Multivitamins. The medicines were purchased by PFI to Erickagen, Inc. owner of
Generika Drugstore who sold it a very low price as part of their CSR (Corporate
Social Responsibility) activities, they also brought along pharmacist, nurses
and volunteers to help in the dispensing of medicines.
The event were attended by PSC Finance Division
Manager and PFI Officer Mr. Lawrence M. De Leon, PSC Employees Council, PSC
Employee-volunteers from HR, Marketing, Finance, BDD and Central District.
PFI would like to thank the support
of PSC Suppliers, Goldilocks, CDO, Buena Rich Commissary Corporation,
Coca-Cola, Selecta, Arlee’s bread and Jolliant.
the year 2012 PFI partners with two more cities in NCR. Parañaque and Pasay
City were chosen as beneficiary for
the “Balik-Eskwela” Project, a total of 1,000 Grade 1 and 2 students in Parañaque
City and 1,000 day care students in
received school bags and school materials which they can use for the whole
said project was done in coordination with both the LGU’s Office of the Mayor
and its Social Welfare Department. The event was held last June 30, 2012 at
Parañaque Sports Complex attended by Parañaque City Mayor Jun Bernabe,
Councilors Benjo Bernabe and Rico Golez and Pque. Social Welfare Head Mr. Dean
Calleja. 7-Eleven Division Managers and PFI Board of Trustees, Ms. Liwayway
Fernandez, Ms. Violeta Apolinario and Mr. Francis Medina. A number of
employee-volunteers came from Finance and HR.
City Mayor Jun Bernabe gave his speech and formally accepted the partnership
with PhilSeven Foundation, Inc. in support of their welfare programs
particularly on education, and health and nutrition programs for children. He
also mentioned that he is also looking forward to seeing more 7-Eleven stores
in Parañaque since this is where the 2nd store was built and learned that it is
still operational at present.
July 27, 2012 when the event happened
in Malibay Gym attended by Pasay City Mayor Antonino Calixto, Congresswoman
Imelda Calixto-Rubiano and Pasay DWSD Head Ms. Rosalinda Orrubia together with
Ms. Violeta Apolinario and employee volunteers from HR and PSC Council.
City Mayor Antonino Calixto and Congresswoman Imelda Calixto-Rubiano both
expressed their gratitude for choosing Pasay
City as a beneficiary of PFI for
its “Balik-Eskwela” project.
Project was meant to augment the local governments’ welfare project in
providing basic school supplies to indigent students and serve as immediate
help for their schooling.
Philippine Seven Corporation, operator of the country's largest convenience store chain, 7-Eleven, handed the Philippine Red Cross a cheque donation for P1,326,332 intended for the victims of Typhoon Sendong during a turnover ceremony held recently in Manila.
The amount consists of donations from almost 2,000 donations made in 7-Eleven stores totaling P560,982.00; funds raised from Donate-A-Like on Facebook that reached P265,350.00; and a contribution by PhilSeven Foundation, 7-Eleven's CSR arm, in the amount of P500,000.00.
Present during the ceremony were Jose Victor Paterno, President and CEO of Philippine Seven Corporation and Philippine Red Cross Chairman, Richard J. Gordon.
"We want to help families affected by Typhoon Sendong by giving from our foundation and opening our stores to receiving donations," Mr. Paterno said. "We also utilized our Facebook page with a Donate-A-Like program to reach out to the social network community and give them an opportunity to be involved in the fund raising effort."
Donate-A-Like program makes a donation of P10 to Red Cross for every new Facebook fan. Philippine Seven Corporation pledged to give up to P1M.
"I am very thankful to 7-Eleven and appreciate their continuous efforts to raise funds, not only by opening your stores to accepting donations but also through optimizing social networking and engaging everyone to be part of helping the victims of Sendong," said Richard J. Gordon during the turnover event.
7-Eleven stores continue to accept cash donations from its customers. No service fees are charged for donation transactions and all donors are given an official receipt. Total donations may also be tracked online and donors' names can be viewed via the 7-Eleven Philippines Facebook Page.