From Provincial Villages to a City Jail: MCGI and Serbisyong Kasangbahay Serve 2,200 Indigents in August

UNTV’s Serbisyong Kasangbahay and Members Church of God International (MCGI) served over 2,200 citizens in poor villages and those behind bars on three medical missions last August.

MCGI regularly holds medical missions in different parts of the country and makes use of laboratory equipment to quickly and accurately get results to patients for free, such as in this medical mission held in Paranaque City last July. (MCGI/PVI Jun Rapanan)
MCGI regularly holds medical missions in different parts of the country and makes use of laboratory equipment to quickly and accurately get results to patients for free, such as in this medical mission held in Paranaque City last July. (MCGI/PVI Jun Rapanan)

Serbisyong Kasangbahay, which piloted on July 18 this year, is one of the public service-focused programs of UNTV News and Rescue channel.

One of the largest partner organizations of the show is MCGI, which mounts massive outreach programs for the poor in the Philippines.

Bigger, Better, Broader

Around 800 residents of Barangay Sampaloc in Apalit, Pampanga were the beneficiaries of the first medical mission for the said month.

The second medical outreach served over 400 inmates of Biñan City Jail, while the third one benefitted 1,000 residents of Brgy. Magsaysay in San Pedro of the Laguna Province.

“Our barangay cannot afford to conduct a health program this big. The fund that comes from the government is insufficient… That is why this program of UNTV is very helpful,” said Magsaysay Brgy. Capt. Jong Pascual.

Not a Peso in Return

The medical missions and varied services of Serbisyong Kasangbahay run purely on volunteerism. It is inspired by the spirit behind doing good to everyone, even for just one day—an advocacy of the same name by Bro. Daniel Razon.

Many less fortunate who have nothing to give in return receives free medical services from dedicated and competent doctors of UNTV, MCGI, and the Philippine Medical Association.

Lourdes Rodas from San Pedro and Ruby Yutuc from Apalit brought their children for check-up to the medical missions. According to Rodas and Yutuc, they could only watch their children suffer from sickness because they could not afford the medical expenses.

Meanwhile, inmates of the Binan City Jail have endured their illnesses without receiving care and support from their relatives, some didn’t even have any visitors anymore.

Medical Service, More Than the Ordinary

“I have been joining medical missions for a long time, and this one is different because it offers complete laboratory, x-ray, and medicines,” remarked Dr. Renee E. Layug, former medical hospital director, Pampanga Medical Society. “Other medical missions give only medicines. This is my first time to join the medical mission of UNTV.”

The event also offered free electrocardiogram (ECG) service for patients in need of it. ECGs usually cost over PHP200 in the country. Additional services included dental and optical treatments, handing out reading eyeglasses, and even legal consultations.

The Call to Do Good

UNTV continues to invite medical professionals and practitioners to join in its public services and to do good to their fellowmen, even for just one day.

MCGI’s public service media partner is also the one network that has revolutionized its News-And-Rescue bureau, attending first those people involved in road accident before reporting the news.

UNTV Kasangbahay is “The Newest Public Service Program that renders bigger, better and broader services to all. Hosted by Mr. Public Service Kuya Daniel Razon.” The program airs from Mondays to Fridays 4:30 to 5:45 p.m.

Written by: Sis. Alice Endo

MCGI Overall Servants Dedicate a Day of Charity Works to Nueva Ecija Brethren

About 400 brethren received medical and dental care on February 10, the day when Bro. Eli
 Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon dedicated a whole day of charity works for Church members in the
 Nueva Ecija province.

The Overall Servants to the Members Church of God 
International (MCGI) also extended health care checkups for both adults and children and 
gave eyeglasses and dentures, all for free.

Both in tears, a member in Nueva Ecija Province hugging Bro. Daniel Razon during his visit on February 10, 2013.
Both in tears, a member in Nueva Ecija Province hugging Bro. Daniel Razon during his visit on February 10, 2013.

Bro. Daniel visited the brethren in Nueva Ecija, a province north of Manila, to personally
 oversee the charity outreach, including the distribution of gift packages that include food,
 money and health supplements.

MCGI gives special consideration to the widows, orphans and the elderly with James 1:27 as 
basis when mounting charity works.

In the evening, Bro. Eli gave time to hear about the members’ 
problems in life and faith during the Consultation segment of the program. The international evangelist heard and addressed members’ concerns via live video streaming.

Rendering his voice to inspirational songs of praise, Bro. Daniel held a concert to the sincere delight of the brethren.
Rendering his voice to inspirational songs of praise, Bro. Daniel held a concert to the sincere delight of the brethren.

Bro. Daniel, who is also himself a singer and songwriter, capped the day by throwing a
 concert for the brethren. Crooning songs of praise and encouragement, Bro. Daniel rendered
 musical numbers of faith that brought many smiles and tears to the members. He was joined
 on stage by the ADD Band, the Music Ministry Core, and the Teatro Kristiano.

The whole-day event ensued as a follow-up activity after Bro. Daniel’s visit to the Church
 region on January 27 this year, as part of MCGI Overall Servants’ duty to visit the brethren and know their condition in faith.

Doing good to others especially to members is one of the Church’s doctrines, as written in 
Galatians 6:10. Hence, its various daily public service works through media network UNTV and the ADD Foundation.

(Words by Rigor Arellano, Photos by Kenji Hasegawa)

Citizen Group Thanks MCGI Servants For Macabebe Medical Mission

A representative of IMPACT, a citizen group in Macabebe, Bulacan, Philippines visited MCGI during a Bible Expo for the Church's immediate medical mission and aide at a time of calamity.
A representative of IMPACT, a citizen group in Macabebe, Bulacan, Philippines visited MCGI during a Bible Expo for the Church’s immediate help at a time of calamity.

A private group of concerned citizens expressed gratitude to the ADD Foundation, the official charity institution of the Members Church of God International, for the medical mission it mounted in a barangay in Macabebe, Pampanga last month this year.

Lito Baluyot, a representative volunteer of the Intrepid Movement of People Against Crime and Terrorism (IMPACT), visited the ADD Convention Center to thank Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon during the Bible Exposition last July 27, 2012.

“Thank you very, very much to your Foundation. Through you, many residents from our barangay were assisted. We hope this won’t be the first and last time that you will help us,” said Mr. Baluyot, a resident of the town of Macabebe, in the Pampanga province, Philippines. In the July 22 medical mission by MCGI in Mr. Baluyot’s barangay, there were up to 1,517 Macabebe residents, including townsfolk from adjacent places who were rendered assistance.

For his part, Bro. Eli also offered to provide assistance to IMPACT whose personnel according to Mr. Baluyot neither receive allowance nor compensation because of their volunteer status. “We can help [you] in different ways like with your uniform or your fare allowance God willing,” the Overall Servant to the MCGI continued.

IMPACT is a private organization that aims to unite Filipinos to stand against crime and other matters deemed offensive to the law. The non-profit group aims to revive “bayanihan,” which is one of the trademark Filipino values that promote unity and the concerted effort among neighbors.

Bro. Daniel, on the other hand, affirmed what the International Evangelist said, indicating that the MCGI group “have medical missions everyday and clinics which are open daily for you.” Bro. Daniel suggested to Mr. Baluyot that a meeting with IMPACT may be held soon to thresh out more public service works they can do together.

As the charity and public service arm of the MCGI, the ADD Foundation Incorporated provides medical, dental, legal and other forms of assistance to the public, especially to the marginalized members of society.

(Written by: Apple Arco)

MCGI Aids in Donsol Medical Mission, Serves 1,707

The Members Church of God International (MCGI) took part in UNTV’s medical mission for the 1,707 residents of the Whale Shark Capital of the World, Donsol, in the province of Sorsogon on April 25, 2012.

Several officers, both in government and the private sectors expressed their gratitude. Tourism Department Provincial officer Cris Racelis thanked UNTV and its partners for the public service support. “This is a truly great thing for them, by providing us with free doctors, free checkups and free medicines for this matter. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to those who comprise UNTV and also your local and national offices,” Racelis said.

In partnership with the Kamanggagawa Foundation and the 903rd Brigade of the Philippine Army, the project is one of Kuya Daniel Razon’s efforts to bring medical assistance to far-flung areas in the country.

Ang Dating Daan Medical mission in Donsol

Sorsogon, Bicol, dubbed as the “Gateway to Southern Philippines,” is at the southernmost tip of the Luzon Island. The medical mission was conducted at the Brgy. Vinisitahan Elementary School.

“So it’s very possible that these people, who are from the end of the Philippines, can reach out to people at the other end of the country, said School Principal Ebelyn Caramoan, This is a great honor and joy for us.”

Col. Felix Castro of the 903rd Brigade on the other hand noted that “These are the activities that the people feel, where we can show that it is not only the government, but organizations like the Clinic ni Kuya Daniel Razon, Kamanggagawa Foundation and UNTV that help those in need here in Sorsogon.”

Members Church of GOD International  - Medical Mission in Donsol

MCGI supports the daily medical, dental and other public services at UNTV. MCGI’s Overall Servants Bro. Eli Soriano and Kuya Daniel have put up various charitable works that range from feeding to educational programs.

“Through these free medical missions of Kuya Daniel and Bro. Eli, we are very thankful for another opportunity to be helpers in undertakings like this to give care to our fellow people,” said MCGI Representative Danny Navales.

(Written by: Jay Arellano)


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