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Sunday, January 6, 2013
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The Kapampangan Development Foundation (KDF) is set to honor its service partners this week, as it eyes for more programs on health and livelihood for indigent Kapampangans this year.
KDF president Benigno Ricafort said the event would be KDF’s way of thanking service partners for continuously helping with the programs of the organization.
KDF was established in 1987 by Rizalino Navarro, the late Br. Andrew Gonzalez FSC, Cesar Villanueva, and Jose Araullo and Ricafort.
The group is made up of Kapampangans based outside of the province. It has set up social service programs for amputees, people with eye problems, medical missions and livelihood programs among others.
KDF’s disability programs include: Prosthesis Laboratory, Cataract and Pterygium Eye Surgeries; Harelip/Cleft Surgeries; and Wheel Chair Distribution.
“All these programs were made possible through the support of people and organizations which have been in full support of KDF’s programs. These are organizations, government agencies, private sector institutions and individuals who have devoted their time and resources in helping KDF,” Ricafort said.
Today, in order to facilitate faster measurement of prosthesis applicants, as well as accommodate a bigger number of indigents, KDF decided to relocate its prosthesis laboratory at the Jose A. Datu Medical Center (JADMC) in Barangay San Vicente, Bacolor town, the base of its operation for its disability programs.
This move also aims to make the prosthesis laboratory more accessible to the rest of Pampanga.
The awarding will also serve as a focus group to discuss the directions of KDF programs in Pampanga in 2013 under the chairmanship of businessman Manny Pangilinan.
Ricafort is also set to report on the achievements and accomplishments of KDF for 2012.
Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on January 07, 2013.