On May 24, 2017 past president Raymund Balicha and Jun Baurille of Rotary International Multinational Manila (RIMM) along with Liezel Alcazar of Kiwanis Alfonso Chapter attended the weekly meeting of the Rotary Club of Pasay as guest speakers upon the invitation of RC-Pasay club president Marc Martin to share RIMM’s Family Planning programs to his club members. The venue was held at the Manila Polo Club in Forbes Park, Makati, Metro Manila.
IPP Raymund reported providing financial assistance and working with Friendly Care to perform free ligation to hundreds of women in hospitals in Cavite and Tagaytay. He also relayed statistics on high Teenage Pregnancy in the Philippines. Power point presentation showed many photos of ligation activities and Teenage Pregnancy Forums in Alfonso and Tagaytay.
Honorary Member Jun showed photos of his emergency rescue operations involving many vehicular accidents.
Liezel shared her in-dept insights on issues on the high pregnancy rate in the Philippines and her active involvement during our Teenage Pregnancy Forums.
At the end of the event Rotary Club of Manila members told us that it was an eye-opener for them that family planning is key to prevent over population in the Philippines.
On May 12, 2017 Rotary International Multinational Manila (RIMM) brought adult diapers, bottles of rubbing alcohol, sanitary wipes and packs of cotton balls to Mrs. Brual of House with No Steps Foundation in Alfonso, Cavite, where severely handicapped orphans reside. The said donation was given by All Star President Marni Sy of Rotary Club of Cavite Export Processing Zone through IPP Raymund Balicha of RIMM.
Christine who supports RIMM from time to time came with us and donated bed pads.
Mrs. Brual mentioned that the electric oxygen therapy machine they are using which was donated to them was not emitting out enough oxygen after several weeks of usage. She said the oxygen therapy machine is very useful to them when an orphan gets ill. We saw one orphan hooked up to an oxygen-filled tank. She relayed that they have difficulty finding a driver to have the oxygen tank refilled each time in Silang, Cavite.
Club Rotarian Henry offered to bring home the oxygen therapy machine so he can check on the problem. He managed to fix it by removing many dust particles on its filter. Mrs. Brual was very grateful to when the oxygen therapy machine was brought back to them in working condition.