|Congressman Nicasio Aliping, Jr. thanking the volunteers, supporters and sponsors of the charity work and fund raising activities done during the Solon's birthday.|
The Baguio convention was converted into a mini hospital during the birthday for a cause of Baguio Congressman Nicasio Aliping, Jr. last March 1, 2014.
A medical, surgical and dental mission was held benefiting a total of 1,094 patients from the different barangays of Baguio. Aside from the mini hospital setup, a legal consultancy was also setup that catered to constituents with legal problems. This activity was conducted by the Baguio Congressman's Social Responsibility Foundation, Inc. (BCSRFI)
Clinics that were setup includes dental, optical, medical, pedia, a triage, a laboratory and pharmacy. Headed by Dr. Alex Alcantara and Joseph Cabato, it was supported by the Benguet Medical Association, PAFP, PCOM, PPS,PCP, SLU – School of Nursing, 40 strong manpower, SLU -NATSCI Medtech Department, Pines Dentistry, Dr. Tolentino and Dr. Servinias, Optometric Services, BD Laboratories, North Cross Corp, EMS, Irisan Elementary School Officials, Barangay Officials, Gilbert Bernardino and Candice Degolacion and Allan Chan.
Simultaneous to the charity work, the Congressman's golf tournament was held at the Baguio Country Club and the Congressman's shootfest at Camp Dangwa, La Trinidad, Benguet. The said activities were conducted to raise funds where proceeds will be used for the different outreach programs of the foundation.
Earlier, Congressman Aliping mentioned that instead of spending in a lavish Hotel in celebration of his birthday, we will do charity work. After the missions and fund raising activities, a mini concert was done at the Baguio convention center dedicated to the volunteers and supporters of the activities.
Since the founding of the foundation on August last year, it has continuously helped indigent constituents in need. It was timely created when the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) was deemed unconstitutional and the foundation has taken the task to support the charities used to be funded by the PDAF. The foundation's transport service was the busiest in ferrying Baguio constituents that includes transportation for the sick and deceased.
Last October, a medical mission was able to cater to the needs of about 500 indigent patients in Irisan Dumpsite. More similar activities are expected to be conducted in the future.
The BCSRFI is headed by its Chairman Baguio City Councilor Richard Carino with Congressman Aliping as one of the incorporators.