Last December 2021, Kapwa Ko Mahal Ko once again conducted the annual Batang K (BK) Pamaskong Handog to celebrate Christmas with the forty (40) BK members by distributing Noche Buena gift packs containing food, school and art supplies, health kits, and toys to them.
Traditionally, KKMK would host a Christmas Party for the Batang K members to enjoy some food, play games and receive gifts, however, the pandemic has resulted in a different simplified experience.
This event was made possible through the individual donors and from sponsoring organizations. Please watch our simple thank you video:
We would like to thank the following organizations and donors.
✔️ EBAR Abstracting Corp., Inc.
✔️ Del Monte Philippines
✔️ Borzo Philippines
✔️ Kraft Asia Ventures & IGROS Marketing Corp.
✔️ Philippine Bible Society
✔️ Atty. Felipe Henry L. Gozon
✔️ Polly Agabi
Mula sa amin sa #KapwaKoMahalKo, maraming-maraming salamat po sa inyong patuloy na pagbibigay-tulong at suporta. 💛💙
Last December 6, 2021, Kapwa Ko Mahal Ko Foundation and the Philippine Academy of Family Physicians, Inc. (PAFP) signed a Memorandum of Agreement to collaborate regarding medical information dissemination and in assisting the poor and underprivileged Filipinos with their medical needs.
This partnership will kick-off under the regular activities of KKMK such as the (1) Sagot ni Dok segment which will be aired nationally every Saturday at 5AM on GMA Channel 7 and uploaded on KKMK social media; and (2) SNDLive - a 30 minute monthly Facebook Live for indigent and underprivileged audiences to have the opportunity to directly ask experts.
KKMK will promote PAFP’s advocacies and activities to help reach a larger audience through our tv program and online platforms.
With this MOA and our new partnership, we hope to help educate and medically assist more people together.
Philippine Academy of Family Physicians (PAFP), the specialty organization of Family Medicine specialists, is one of the largest medical specialty organizations under the umbrella of the Philippine Medical Association with more than 7,000 members across the country. Their members include primary care physicians dedicated to providing holistic, accessible, continuous, comprehensive, family centered, coordinated, compassionate and culturally effective health care.
Present during the virtual signing were Dr. Maria Victoria Concepcion Pilares-Cruz - National President, PAFP; Dr Karin Estepa-Garcia - Vice President, PAFP; Dr. Josefina Isidro-Lapeña - Chair, Committee on Primary Health Care & Board of Trustee; Dr. Limuel Anthony Abrogena - Lead, PAFP Pillar on Corporate Communications and Social Responsibilities & Board of Trustee; and KKMK representatives -- Orlando S. Mercado, PhD (KKMK President & Host) and Margo D. Mercado, MDM (Executive Director).
Maraming salamat po sa lahat ng donors, sponsors, at partner organizations na nagbahagi ng kanilang mga biyaya para sa mga miyembro ng ating Batang K program at ng kanilang mga pamilya!
Salamat din po sa lahat ng nag-share ng ating mga posts sa social media. Malaking tulong po ito.
to na po ang ating mga packed noche buena packages at iba pang mga donasyon. On the way na po sila sa tirahan ng mga Batang K members.
On December 13, 2018 the employee volunteer group of GMA (GMA G.I.V.E.S.), celebrated the season with our Batang Kapwa (BK) members for the second time. This volunteer group guides, interacts, volunteers, educates, and serves (G.I.V.E.S.) their target beneficiary of choice.
These children suffering from Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL) played games with actor Migo Adecer. After singing a song, Adecer expressed how he was looking forward to seeing them all again. Reality Talent of Bet ng Bayan, Hannah Precilla, also serenaded them with a fun Christmas song. A few of the children spontaneously joined the fun and stood up to dance with her.
Orlando S. Mercado, President of the Kapwa Ko Mahal Ko Foundation, iterated that aside from the medical treatments, getting together to exchange stories, experiences and advises is also important. He also emphasized that for the children, this experience is what is called "Character Building".
Vice President of Corporate Affairs and Communication of GMA, Angel Javier-Cruz, joined the celebration with other volunteer employees as they watched an episode of the tv drama fantasy series Daig Kayo ng Lola Ko [lit. My Grandmother is Better than You]. The celebration was filled with food, games and prices. This afternoon was capped with the interaction of the children with Santa Claus.
Every year, Kapwa Ko Mahal Ko Foundation Inc. conducts a thanksgiving party to give happiness to the "Batang K ". These are the children with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia This 2017, Kapwa Ko Mahal Ko is celebrating it's 42nd year anniversary. We would like to thank our sponsors, donors and all of the individuals through all the years of Kapwa's existence. Expect that in the coming years that the Kapwa Ko Mahal Ko Foundation will continue to bring hope not only to the " Batang K" but also to all our other patients who needs medical assistance.
On May 24, 2017 a kind-hearted donor sponsored tickets for the Mind Museum while Art In Island establishment gave free tickets to our Batang K members. A total of 25 Batang K members plus their parent companion had a memorable learning experience in Mind Museum. Meanwhile in Art In Island, participants were busy taking snapshots as they marvel at the different 3D wall art.
KKMK and DOH - MOA Signing Presscon
The Kapwa Ko, Mahal Ko Foundation Inc.(KKMK) and the Department of Health (DOH) signed a memorandum of agreement to accommodate and help the indigent patients referred by KKMK in the four government hospitals in Quezon City. The memorandum was signed last October 5, 2016 by the Health Secretary Paulyn Jean B. Rosell Ubial and KKMK’s President Orlando Mercado.
Under the agreement the KKMK’s in-patient will received a Philhealth Assistance and they will be accommodated at the East Avenue Medical Center, Philippine Children’s Medical Center, Quirino Memorial Medical Center, and Amang Rodriquez Hospital.
Through this government and private partnership it will be a great help for the foundation to expand and give further assistance to people with medical needs.