MEDICAL MISSION IN THE CITY OF PARANAQUE

posted Jan 6, 2013, 10:37 PM by Phil Seven Foundation

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.

Habagat Relief Operations

posted Dec 2, 2012, 3:15 PM by Phil Seven Foundation   [ updated Dec 2, 2012, 3:21 PM ]

The 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.

It 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.

Evacuation 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 Resource Operation Center by providing meals thrice a day for their volunteers mostly from Phil. Air Force, PNP, students, religious and civilians who also helped pack relief goods.

A 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.

Our 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.”

Medical Mission In Manila for 7-Eleven Day

posted Nov 26, 2012, 5:56 PM by Phil Seven Foundation

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 14, 2012.

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 for free.

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.

BALIK-ESKWELANG HANDOG PROJECT IN PARAÑAQUE AND PASAY CITY

posted Nov 26, 2012, 5:50 PM by Phil Seven Foundation   [ updated Dec 4, 2012, 12:45 AM ]

For 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 Pasay City received school bags and school materials which they can use for the whole school year.

The 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.

P’que. 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.

Pasay 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.

The “Balik-Eskwela” 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.

7-Eleven Turns Over P1.3 M to Philippine Red Cross for Sendong Victims

posted Oct 10, 2012, 9:20 PM by Jason Jan Ngo   [ updated Oct 10, 2012, 10:36 PM ]


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.

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