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Update on Operation Blessings: Wheelchair distribution in Bicol

January 15, 2009

Operation Blessings

by Dr. Josephine R. Bundoc

Operation Blessing (OB,) the charitable project which aims to give away wheelchairs to indigent disabled amputees in March has set its guidelines in the selection of recipients from Bicol. Since the available wheelchairs are limited, Ibalonian Dr. Josephine R. Bundoc, consultant of the UP-PGH Rehabilitation Medicine Department has the following guidelines in the conduct of the charitable giving:

Requirements of Operation Blessings for the wheelchair recipients are:

1. Name, age, medical diagnosis and reason(s) for needing a wheelchair: a
physician’s signature is preferred, but not required.
2. DSWD Case Study report on the recipient
3. Barangay certificate that the recipient is a resident of the barangay.

Operation Blessings’ counterparts— the LGUs, NGOs or partner(s) are enjoined to assist in the following:

1. Board and lodging of the O.B. team (normally 6 personnel) for 2-3 days
2. Venue for distribution – preferably gym or something like the Naga Civic Center
3. Transportation expenses of wheelchairs
4. Manpower to assist in wheelchair assembly

Operation Blessings plans to distribute free wheelcharis in Bicol on the 3rd to 4th week of March. For Camarines recipients, Daet, Camarines Norte will be the stop-over before Naga City and Camarines Sur. The distribution team will then proceed to Tabaco, Santo Domingo, Legaspi, Tiwi in Albay province, and subsequently proceeding to Sorsogon City in Sorsogon Province.

Ibalonians within and in between the above-mentioned areas may submit requirements of potential recipients before Feb 15, 2009 so they may be included in the distribution. Expecting to be in Naga City to meet with those involved with the project, Dr. Bundoc and the UP Ibalon Alumni president Butch M. Robredo express their thanks to all those who commit themselves and find in their hearts valuable time and energy in helping this worthy endeavor. The participation of more members and non-member volunteers are welcome and gratefully appreciated.(Photo Credit: Edgar Jediza) =0=

Addendum: On February 6, 2009, there will be amputee screening and measurement of beneficiaries in Naga City. Only 6 wheelchairs will be handed over since documentation by DSWD and verification of eligibility of recipients are not yet completed.—mesiamd (01/16/09)

RELATED BLOG: “UP Ibalon Alumni-Bicol pursues its wheelchair & leg prosthesis project for indigents” Posted by mesiamd at 1/09/2009

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UP Ibalon Alumni-Bicol pursues its wheelchair & leg prosthesis project for indigents

January 9, 2009

Ibalonian Annaliza Mariano relays the progress of UP Ibalon’s plan of helping needy patients of Naga and neighboring towns who may benefit in the wheelchair and artificial limb project spearheaded by fellow Ibalonian and UP-PGH Rehab Medical Specialist Dr. Josephine R. Bundoc.

The group’s president Butch M. Robredo encourages members and friends to participate in this worthy charitable project. Here below is a clip from a newspaper which describes the activity set for February 6, 2009:

DOCTORS, UP ALUMNI TO DOLE OUT FREE WHEELCHAIRS, ARTIFICIAL LEGS
by Bicol Mail (01/08/09)

“Naga City – The Physicians for Peace, an affiliate of the 700 Club,
and the UP Ibalon Alumni Association in Bicol will be donating free
wheelchairs and artificial legs to patients and amputees here and in
the neighboring towns comprising Metro Naga.

Kapisanan ng mga Sangguniang Barangay Kagawad (KSBK) President
Lolita Mancera-Nantes said the project is contained in the social
responsibility agenda of the medical organization in partnership with
the reputable alumni association of the University of the Philippines
in Bicol headed by Butch Manalastas Robredo.

Nantes said Dr. Josephine R. Bundoc of the Physicians for Peace and
the group led by Robredo will initially be distributing wheelchairs
and artificial legs in the city through the KBSK of which the members
are now preparing a list of beneficiaries.

Dr. Bundoc’s group is expected to arrive at the Naga City Gym on
February 6 for the distribution of wheelchairs along with the UP
alumni.

‘Initially they will be distributing 100 wheelchairs at the Naga
City Gym and to see also the amputees who want to avail of free
artificial legs to determine what length and size would fit them,’ said Nantes…”
=0=(Photo Credit: Renier&Rene)

For a complete report, please see Bicol Mail, January 8, 2009 issue, page. 3 or http://www.bicolmail.com (Vol. XXV No. 30 | January 8, 2009 )—Annaliza Mariano/Waterliliesnaga

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