Issue of August 18, 2013
     
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Benguet
Ifugao
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66th
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Various donations help several people
by Ramon Dacawi / PIO

Samaritans here and abroad sprung hopes for three seriously ill patients, including a five-month old baby who recently underwent surgery to install a shunt for the draining of fluids from the brain due to hydrocephaly.

The baby’s mother received P12,000 support from Shoshin, a small foundation based in southern Germany established  in 2004 by traditional karate students under master and former world kata champion Julian Chees.

Shoshin also reached out with a P31,000 support for  43-year-old Barbara Sianen-Fagcayang who is due for her second round of chemotherapy for ovarian cancer.

Barbara’s husband, Carlito, a first-dan blackbelt under the Japan Karate Association to which the Shoshin (Beginner’s Mind) School is also affiliated, earlier appealed for support. He apologized for breaking the code of gentle toughness, of enduring pain in silence taught to martial arts students, because of his wife’s condition.

Earlier, Shoshin sent P10,929.70 for the hemodialysis treatment of Ferdinand Dumol, a 31-year-old laborer and father to three young kids, and other kidney patients.

Locally, a regular contributor who requested anonymity handed over P15,000 to sustain the dialysis treatment of Joel Gal-od, a 40-year-old taxi driver who lost his unit and his house to continue his dialysis treatment, for the sake of Lyka, his 11-year-old daughter.

Gal-od, whose wife left for abroad years back and later married a foreigner, also had his dialysis session last Monday, also care of the same Samaritan. The amount came from what remained of P5,000 the donor gave for expenses in bringing home to Baguio the remains of Crisly Anayasan, a 21-year-old  who succumbed to  congenital heart ailment last Aug. 7 at the Philippine Heart Center.

Last May, the same donor handed P15,000 to the boy’s mother so she could fund return trips to the Heart Center which the mother and son began when he was in the fifth grade, hoping he would eventually undergo surgery.

Recently, too, a businessman based in La Trinidad, Benguet offered to regularly help address the needs of indigent patients. His initial donation of P6,000 was used for one hemodialysis treatment each of Barangay Kagawad Jocelyn Singson of Bahong, and 19-year-old Dharren Gawili of Balili, La Trinidad.

The third beneficiary was dialysis patient Belinda Allosa, a 36-year-old mother to three daughters and wife to a construction worker.

Belinda was armed with a social case study report from the City Social Welfare and Development Office, which noted “purchase of medicines, expensive cost of hemodialysis, and regular checkups drained the financial resources of (her) family.”


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University of Baguio
Venus Parkview Hotel

Congressman Mark O. Go
Department of Health – CAR
Kings College of the Philippines
Lepanto Consolidated Mining Company
Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan
Narda’s Handwoven Arts & Crafts Inc.
Philex Mining Corporation
Pines City Colleges
Province of Benguet
Sangguniang Panlungsod
SiTEL
SM City Baguio
Social Security System

Assumption Medical Diagnostic Center
Baguio Center Mall
Baguio Central University
Baguio Heart and Lung Diagnostic Center Inc.
Baguio Memorial Chapels Incorporated
Baguio Water District
BDO
Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources – CAR
C & Triple A Supermart
Congressman Ronald M. Cosalan
Curamed Pharmacy
Data Center College of the Philippines of Baguio City Inc.
Department of Agriculture – CAR
Department of Environment and Natural Resources – CAR
Department of Trade and Industry – CAR
Department of Transportation – CAR
Easter College Incorporated
Fabulo Beauty and Image Salon
Fast East Pacific Commercial
Filipino–Japanese Friendship Association of Northern Luzon, Inc.
GMS Technology
Immigration Network Services, Inc.
La Funeraria Paz, Inc.
Maybank
Mayor Romeo K. Salda
MMS Development Training Center Corporation
Mother Earth Deli Basket
National Economic & Development Authority–CAR
NIIT
Overseas Workers Welfare Administration
Philippine Science High School – CARC
R.A. Gapuz Review Center
Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board – CAR
Solibao – Ganza Restaurant
STI
Technical Education and Skills Development Authority
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