As part of the “100% Scheme” of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO), the Veterans Federation of the Philippines (VFP) became one of the several recipients of the Ambulance Donation Program on February 20, 2017.
After signing the important documents, VFP President Ret. Col. Bonifacio G. De Gracia, accompanied by VP-Operations William B. Esplana, VP-Administration Mannie A. Carreon, and Head Executive Assistant Ms. Annie C. Del Mar, met with PCSO GM Alexander Balutan, a retired Major General of the Philippine Marines Corps, at the PCSO Head Office – Sun Plaza Bldg. Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City to discuss the turning over of said unit.
VFP, as one of the government-owned and –controlled corporations, was among the several recipients that day. Among others were town mayors from different provinces of Regions 1 to 3 and hospitals from Regions IX to XIII.
“Our veterans would now enjoy a more expedient ambulatory care upon heading to the hospital of their choice, whenever an emergent situation arises,” President De Gracia said.
In truth, the VFP has been in much need of a functional ambulance as one of its top priorities is caring for the welfare and wellness of all veterans. With the ambulance unit in tow, the National Headquarters would have more confidence in delivering topnotch service to veterans whenever there are important events like the Supreme Council Regular Meeting, Liberation Days, and even Cluster Meetings within the parameters of the main office.
“We are very grateful for this donation, and we will make sure we take care and utilize this unit properly to the best of our knowledge and as mandated by our Federation,” President De Gracia added.
The PCSO ambulance unit is equipped with the facility good enough for health care that involves transporting patients from point A to point B, early detection of other medical complications, and early response to medical treatments while patients are in transit.