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With letters appealing for support, nine Buluseños and two friends sent
cash donations, seven of them came from the US. Ten donated various medicines
and other supplies. Eleven local
residents contributed foods and drinks for
the volunteer workers composed of five doctors, three dentists, five nurses,
thirteen health workers, two municipal health center staff, ten former DBI
scholars and their parents, and nine members of the kitchen brigade.
With their joint efforts, the following were the number of beneficiaries:
Members of the board of trustees of this newly organized foundation could
just wonder how this big group of people were motivated to join together for a
common goal – to offer free services to their less fortunate brothers and
sisters in the community. They
could hardly believe they have just accumulated an estimated P220,000.00–worth
of medicines and other items for such purpose. In fact, there were lots of
excess medicines. Some were donated to the Rural Health Unit.
Others were kept for next year’s project.
Those who were involved in this undertaking in one way or another were
the following: Cash donors were: Mr. & Mrs. Lee Hasal
(USA) – P6,000.00; Mrs. Rosario Gallanosa (USA) – P5,500.00; Mrs.
Elena Halum-Cuevas (USA) – P5,500.00; Ms. Lynda Freo (USA) – P5,440.00; Dr.
Joseph B. Tison (USA) – P 5,00000; Ms. Belen Goncena (USA) – P5,000.00; Mr.
Go Lac (MM) – P4,000.00; Mr. & Mrs. Primo Gallanosa (USA) – P2,500.00;
Ms. Nenita Somatiza (MM) – P2,000.00; Mrs. Eliria Gonzales-Fabic (MM) –
P1,000.00; and Mrs. Elizabeth Gallego-Cajigal (MM) – P1,000.00.
Donors of various medicines and other supplies were: Pharma Gain Drug
(c/o Teresa Galindes); Engr. Pablito R. Freo; San Roque Life Bringers Foundation
(c/o Ms. Luz Z. Gamba); Dr. Alma Fortades-Escultura; Dr. Emmanuel L. Cajayon,
Jr.; Mr. Relly Fortes; Mrs. Norie Tan-Fat; Mrs. Celinia Gallinera-Ang; Mrs.
Ester Fulleros-Abitona; and Lucel Drug (c/o Ms. Loida Frontuna).
Local residents who donated cash and food items were: Mr. Jesus F.
Garalde – P100.00; Mr. Roger Fulo – P50.00; Mr. & Mrs. Leonardo Firmanes
– rice; Engr. & Mrs. Jose Ortiz, Sr. – rice; Ms. Amparo Tan – cookies;
Ms. Salvacion Manda – bread; Mr. & Mrs. Paterno Fuasa – fish; Ms.
Erlinda Gallineto – pork; Mrs. Luzviminda F. Ballesteros – pork; Mr.
& Mrs. Alberto Fragio – pork; Mr. & Mrs. Romeo Fullon –
sliced bread, sandwich spread, bananas, cookies, and 8 o’clock juice drink;
Mr. & Mrs. Juan Son – sugar, Nescafe, powdered milk; and Mr. & Mrs.
Ramon Estipona – ballpen and bond papers.
Volunteer workers were: medical doctors – Dr. Gloria E. Guysayko and
Dr. Elino G. Fortades; medical students – Mr. Audie G. Silva, Ms. Eleanor F.
de Castro, and Ms. Irene T. Gacias.
The nurses were: Mr. Raul Esternon and Mrs. Leda G. Fuentes; with nursing
students Ms. Janice Pautline S. Palma, Ms. Monaliza Santiago, and Jennylen
The barangay health workers were: Ms. Jean G. Barral, Ms. Janette F.
Esperida, Ms. Ivy F. Fuedan, Ms. Agnes Fuentes, Ms. Cristina G. Baloloy, Ms.
Corazon Cantal, Ms. Adelina Gabion, Ms. Ruby Escaño, Ms. Adelina Gapas, Ms.
Rosario L. Fulo, Ms. Lina Furaque, Ms. Salvacion Correa, and Ms. Leonor
The dentists were: Dr. Rolando Gallor, Dr. Pedro Manda, and Dr. Harold
The former DBI scholars and their parents were: Celeste G. Freo, Lea D.
Balderama, Ma. Cecilia G. Dineros, Salvacion Gardon, Cesar L. Gacosta,
Luzviminda Fragio-Ballesteros, Daisy Galos-Furio, Paz D. Balderama, Emma G.
Dineros, and Romeo Fullon.
From the Municipal Health Center staff were: Ms. Grace Blasquiño and
Mrs. Ruth Gallinera-Villanueva.
Members of the kitchen brigade and those assigned to different tasks
were: Remigia G. Fulleros, Emerita G. Silva, Renato J. Frayna, Arnulfo Tan,
Olivia G. Silva, Leonor F. Peñalosa, Andrew D. Espedido, Melchor Hasta, and Mr.
Juan G. Galindes- the Local Coordinating Board Chairman of DBI who supervised
the entirety of the activities.
It will be recalled that Damayan-Buluseño, Inc. has conducted this
project yearly since 1983 until last year. But starting this year, it has been
undertaken by the DBFI.
It is very interesting to note that most of those whose names appear in
the list have been actively involved in this project for the past several years.
It means the Damayan spirit is now instilled in their hearts and minds that this
mission has become a part of their lives.
It would be more inspiring if more and more Buluseños would take part in
such activities for the sake of their constituents who are so much in need of
their concern due to poverty.
From Damayan-Buluseño Foundation, Inc., to all of you, THANK YOU VERY
MUCH! GOD BLESS!
Vol. XVI No.2 (March - April 2004)
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