Through those periods of separation we remained friends. Camaraderie was always there. Every time we met the bonds between us got refreshed and stayed strong. For some of us our children became friends. In the 1980s we talked about giving back to our town and eventually we put up a foundation.
Our primary goal is to share our blessings with our classmates and townmates. Through the foundation we were able to grant full scholarships to three college students. All of them completed their bachelor's degrees --- Nursing, Education, and Chemical Engineering. Another scholar enjoyed our support all the way from elementary school to high school.
We also started doing medical and dental missions. So far we have served seven barangays (barrio or village)
of Malasiqui. We successfully completed our most recent mission in January 2017, bringing assistance to two of the poorest barangays in Malasiqui. See below pictures of the January 2017 mission.
We plan to undertake the next medical and dental mission in January 2018. This time we want to help our eight barangay, Bgy. Bacundao of Malasiqui, one of the remote and poor villages of our town. The theme of The Good Samaritans and Class 68 Project for 2018 is GIFT GIVING.
The 2018 program includes:
- the medical and dental mission
- gift giving to the children
- school supplies
- lunch bag
- slippers, soap, dental care supplies
- gift giving to Barangay Bacundao, aside from medical/dental mission services
- servings of arroz caldo snacks
- bag of groceries, containing rice, canned goods, etc.
- gift giving to Barangay Calbeg, a cash donation to help finish the police precinct building that will also benefit 16 barangays
- gift giving to people who make the mission possible
- fruit baskets to doctors and organizers
- small gifts to nurses and volunteers
- computers for the Municipality of Malasiqui
- gift giving to Class 68 families
- wheelchairs, canes, walkers, to those in need
- medication for gout, high blood pressure, diabetes, etc., to those in need
- fruit baskets to all Class 68 members
-a cash envelope to those in need
The Good Samaritans and Class 68 group works as a team without officers or formally designated leaders. Instead a closely knit group of dedicated members from around the world push cooperatively to complete the project. For the 2018 project the prime movers include:
Yohlee Barcelon Patacsil
San Francisco, California, USA
Addie Macasieb Domantay
Los Angeles, California, USA
Eva Macaranas Castro
Jojo Beltran Evora
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Priscilla Acuna Cruz
Malasiqui, Pangasinan, Philippines
Metro Manila, Philippines
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2017 Medical Mission and Campaign Results
- We treated 318 patients.
- We served 600 lunch bags containing peanut butter sandwiches, chips, hot dog, and drinks.
- We gave 60 gift bags to all volunteers, Class 68 members, and some AVC Batch 68 classmates.
- We gave 15 special gifts to the doctors, nurses, and organizers.
- We raised more than $6,000 for the people of Bgy. Potiocan and Lokeb Norte.
Pictures from the 2017 Mission
The Good Samaritans, Class 68 members and volunteers preparing gift bags and lunch bags.
Lining up to register for free medical check-up and for lunch bags
Young patients waiting for their medical check-up
Nurses taking the patient's medical history.
One patient undergoing medical check-up.
Mother and child undergoing medical check-up
Mother and children undergoing medical check-up
An older patient undergoing medical check-up. Seated behind are patients waiting for their turn.
Dispensing medicine prescribed by the doctors.
Dispensing medicine and vitamins
Dispensing medicine and vitamins
Bringing a gift bag to a Class68 classmate.
Bringing a gift bag to another Class68 classmate.
Enjoying the arroz caldo snack
The Good Samaritans, Class 68 members, and volunteers after a job well done.
One young, grateful recipient, holding on to her lunch bag.
Another young, grateful recipient.
- Ms Eva Macaranas Castro
- Ms Carmen Radar Radhem
- Mr & Mrs Roman Gonzales
- Mr & Mrs Prudencio Valdez
- Mr Domingo de Guzman
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