The Tan Yan Kee Foundation, in partnership with Our Mother of Perpetual Help Parish in Sta. Fe, Nueva Vizcaya and the Saint Francis Mission Community in Magsaysay, Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya led by Father Jerome A. Ponce and Sr. Theresina G. Estalilla, respectively, conducted a medical mission for the rural communities of Bayombong on September 23, 2018.
The Medical Mission project was initiated by Sr. Estalilla and Fr. Ponce with the help of Kabalikat Civicom Association, Nueva Vizcaya Chapter through Dr. Rowena T. Billedo who eventually sought the assistance of various Non-Government and Public groups, namely: the volunteers from the Kabalikat Civicom Association, Nueva Vizcaya Chapter; the Ashvins Alternative Medicine and Wellness Center, Inc.; and the Provincial Government of Nueva Vizcaya.
The activity organizers set up the mission booth at the SFIC compound in Barangay Magsaysay, Bayombong with volunteer medical and dental doctors who provided their free consultation services to local residents with medical needs.
The Nueva Vizcaya Provincial Health Office provided free medicines to early attendees. The Tan Yan Kee Foundation, Inc. distributed medicines and vitamins to beneficiaries who completed their check-ups and given medical prescriptions. More than 700 individuals attended the medical mission and availed of free medical and dental check-ups and free medicines. n