Marking Brother Daniel Razon’s 40 years of service to God and humanity, the Members Church of God International (MCGI) launched its latest charitable endeavor — the MCGI Clinic. This healthcare facility offers a range of free medical, dental, and optical services to the public.
The establishment of this medical facility is aligned with MCGI’s advocacy to offer assistance to those in need, those who are facing financial constraints which hinder them from availing medical consultations and essential medications.
Following its unveiling, Brother Daniel led a tour inside the two-floor facility which has centralized air conditioned specialty rooms, a pharmacy, an area for regular blood donations, a space for government agencies, and three transient rooms. The clinic can serve 500 to 800 patients during its operating hours.
The services it offers include General Adult Consultation, Pediatrics, Optical services with complimentary reading glasses, Ophthalmology, Dental Extraction, OB-Gyne Consultation, and ENT services. In addition, the clinic will also provide patients with free medicines, meals from the MCGI Feeding Program and essential items from the MCGI Free Store.
Clinic ni Kuya in 2007
The MCGI Clinic, which opened its doors once again in Marikina City on November 22, 2023, signifies the expansion and enhancement of a charitable initiative Brother Daniel started back in 2007.
During the reopening, he recollected the project’s initial launch, “2007 ‘nong nag-start tayo nong segment na ‘yon (Clinic Ni Kuya). Pero ito po ay tuloy-tuloy na pakikipagtulungan kasama po ang ating mga kapatid sa MCGI o Members Church of God International noong ito’y ating pinasimulaan noon pa man. At ito ay sa iba’t ibang panig ng PIlipinas at sa iba’t ibang panig ng mundo…”
(“It was in 2007 when we started this segment (Clinic Ni Kuya). Since its inception, it has always been the concerted and continuous efforts of our brethren in MCGI or Members Church of God International – here in the Philippines and in some other parts of the world – that made it possible.”)
The clinic was initially located at the UNTV building for over a decade. Eventually, it was brought closer to people in various areas through the frequent medical missions conducted even in remote places of the country and even abroad.
“At dito po sa ating GMK o yaong ating Good Morning Kuya program dito po sa UNTV ito po ay naging bahagi na segment natin noon pa man nagpasimula tayo ng ating Good Morning Kuya. At ito sa program natin all throughout the day ito po ay ating ginagawa nandyan ang ating mga medical team para po makapag assist sa ating mga kababayan,” Brother Daniel shared.
(“It used to be one of the segments of our program in UNTV – Good Morning Kuya (GMK); it was where it started. The services that Clinic ni Kuya rendered went beyond the airtime of our program. And all throughout the day, our medical team was there to be of help to our fellowmen who were seeking medical attention.)
MCGI Cares: Love In Action
The Clinic Ni Kuya receives vital support from the Members Church of God International. Overseeing and sponsoring the health facility, including the doctors, staff, and volunteers. MCGI also covers all operational costs and supplies, and all medical needs of the beneficiaries.
The commitment of MCGI to public service is driven by wholeheartedly adhering to Christ’s doctrine of spreading love and doing good deeds to all men.
“As we have, therefore, opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.”
Galatians 6:10, King James Version
That is why Brother Daniel emphasized that all the services provided by MCGI and UNTV are offered for free and with no discrimination.
“Ito’y open po para sa lahat, walang discrimination, walang pagtatangi, kung anuman ang inyong political o ang inyong religious affiliation o kulay o lahi, o saan man kayo pero napapunta kayo ngayon dito sa lugar kung saan natin ginagawa regularly ang ating pong mga medical mission ay atin po namin kayong i-a-accommodate.”
(“This is open to everyone. We do not discriminate people, we treat people equally irrespective of their political or religious affiliations, color, or race. If you happen to be in places wherein our medical missions are being conducted, you are free to come by and we will accommodate you.”)
Gratitude from Marikina LGU
The Local Government Unit of Marikina City, led by Mayor Marcy Teodoro and Congresswoman Majorie Ann Teodoro, extended their sincere gratitude to MCGI and Brother Daniel Razon. They said that the MCGI Clinic serves as a blessing not only for Marikina residents but also to visitors seeking medical service.
“Overwhelming, blessing talaga ito di lang para sa Marikina. Nakita ko napakaraming natutulungan hindi lang ‘yong Clinic ni Kuya, kundi itong MCGI Transient Home and Clinic natin dito sa Marikina,” said Mayor Teodoro.
(“Overwhelming, it is a blessing not just for Marikina. I have seen how many people are being helped, not only by Clinic ni Kuya but also by the MCGI Transient Home and Clinic here in Marikina.”)
“Very thankful kami lalo na sa MCGI, kay Kuya Daniel, dahil isang napakagandang gawain nito para sa mga taga-Marikina. At talagang nakikita namin yong taos pusong pagtulong ninyo sa mga kababayan natin at walang pinipili rin,” Congresswoman Teodoro added.
(“We are very thankful, especially to MCGI and Kuya Daniel, for this wonderful initiative benefitting the people of Marikina. We could really see your sincere desire to be of help to our fellowmen, without discriminating anyone.”)
She also highlighted the significance of the bloodletting drive conducted by the MCGI Clinic, acknowledging its importance amidst the scarcity of blood donations caused by the pandemic, “Nakita ko rin may bloodletting din kayo. Isa yan sa mga naputol nong mag-pandemic kaya nagkaroong scarcity pagdating sa blood donors. Kaya malaking malaking bagay po na makakuha tayo ng maraming blood donors. Maraming maraming salamat po.”
(“I also noticed that you also conduct bloodletting. That’s one of the activities that was stopped during the pandemic, resulting in scarcity of blood donors. So, it’s a very significant thing to have many blood donors. Thank you very much.”)
The opening day of the MCGI Clinic had already yielded results as it served more than 700 beneficiaries, not only from Marikina City but also from nearby cities.
If you wish to avail the services offered by the MCGI Clinic, it is located at 141 E. Rodriguez Ave., Marikina City. The clinic operates every Friday, starting on December 8, 2023, from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m.