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Month: February 2015

Teenage Pregnancy Seminar at Balibago National Highschool

February 24, 2015 A two hour (1-3pm) focused presentation on teenage pregnancy was given at Balibago National High School in Laguna to 120-130 students, over 75% of which were girls between the ages of 12-14. Teenage mother Ronalyn Thanre from the Mangas II sqatter camp in Alfonso, Cavite, holding her 8-month old son, was the main speaker (supported by 13-year old Kessy, also from Mangas). Starti...
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Indigent Family Support with Guests from Overseas

Guests from overseas, largely Japan, had donated clothing to RIMM (Rotary International Multinational Manila) and wanted to further assist the 25 Samar families of the squatter village in barangay Mangas II, Alfonso, Cavite through RIMM. Totally 5 days in different groups IPP (Immediate Past President) Klaus drove them by AWH van to the site where clothing, rice, staples and baked goods were distr...
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Medical Mission – Helping Babies of Indigent Mothers

Margie Plandiano, an undernourished single mother at Gulug Mangas II, asked for assistance for her baby born in 2014 as it had a golfball-size swelling on her left arm (possible infantile venous hemangiomas). The club drove both to the Provincial Health Center where Dr. Manzo examined the baby girl. She will probably require an operation along with blood transfusion as the large swelling is increa...
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Saving the life of an indigent boy #2

Almost terminally ill 18-yr. old boy Henry, while initially weighing only 27 kg., and suffering from malnutrition, infection, and tuberculosis is recovering. Nutritional assistance was still provided by the club throughout the month of February. He gained over five kilos and he as well as his mother, brothers and sisters received their birth certificates.
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Fellowship – Joint Meeting at RIMM

February 1st, 2015 Folowing the fellowship luncheon a joint meeting was held with the other Rotary clubs at the headquarters of Rotary International Multinational Manila. Joint teamwork for family planning and ligation in Manila was discussed. Highlighted was also the social problem of skyrocketing teen-age pregnancies, especially in the typhoon belt areas (where WHO reported 15,000 babies were b...
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