As early as mid-1950’s, Marinduquenos have been migrating to other countries, mostly to the United States, Canada, and Saudi Arabia, as immigrants in quest for their advancement in education, profession, and vocation. By the late 1960’s, and most of the 70’s, Marinduquenos in North America were in major cities in the West Coast, the Midwest, the Eastern Sea-board States, and Canada. Ultimately they settled down permanently in these countries, raised their families and some established their own businesses. It was in the late 70’s when they started forming regional associations of Marinduquenos, as follows:
Marinduque Association of Southern California (MASC), covering all the counties in Southern California. MASC was founded in September 22, 1979.
Marinduque Society of Texas and the Gulf States (MASTEGS) covering Texas, Alabama, Florida, Lousiana, and Mississippi.
Marinduquenos of the Capital Area (MCA), originally formed in 1992 as Marinduque Association of the Capital Area (MACA), covering the Washington, DC-Maryland-Virginia region, Capital Area. Inc. (MCA, Inc.)
Marinduque Association of British Columbia (MABC), founded on July 30, 2000 in Vancouver covering the western part of Canada. Was officially registered as a non-profit organization in the B.V. Registry of Companies on Oct. 25, 2000. Since its formation, much interest has been shown in the association boasting 110 original members.
Marinduque Association of Northern California (MANC), encompassing San Francisco and the outlying cities.
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WHAT WE DO
In collaboration with its Chapter and individual members, Marinduque International, Inc. primarily organizes, sponsors, and undertakes humanitarian projects, i.e., “Mission of Love” for the people and the province of Marinduque; utilizing the vast store of talents, expertise, and resoruces of volunteer members and their friends.
Here’s how we did in our last Mission of Love –
- Total of 116 volunteers (U.S. and local) participated
- Total of 5,165 patients excluding optical served. The number of optical or vision patients served is not included in this summary. That report is to be provided by Dr. Hector Sulit.
- 8 high schools and 1 college visited and over 1000 students advised and inspired
- Provided food products/nutritional supplements and toiletries to hundreds of indigents. The food products and toiletries were solicited by Blair Dimaano from his company.
- Distributed school supplies packets to 300 first graders.
- Served all 6 towns of Marinduque
The following data and graphs are presentations of the medical services for each town.
Some Highlights of the Medical Mission:
- Although we did not have access to surgical facilities, a peripheral giant cell granuloma was successfully and safely surgically excised from the face of a female patient
- A 1-month-old infant experiencing shortness of breath was diagnosed with pneumonia and immediately taken to the nearest urgent care facility
- A young boy with impaired vision which is correctable was diagnosed and provided with funds to go to the city to receive appropriate treatment
- A young indigent mother diagnosed with a possibility of carrying a ”still” baby was given funds and referred to the hospital for a possible surgery
- Several indigent patients were provided funds to go to Lucena or Manila for ailments needing specialized treatment.
- A substantial amount of medicine was left for further guided distribution after the mission.