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We are sharing photos taken by Nathaniel Gomez and Alma Alvarez.


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BEFORE we proceed with our subject this week, which is about CFC ANCOP USA’s various pro-poor activities in the Philippines this past week, we would like to express our sympathies to the loved ones left behind by the seven Filipino-American fatalities of the vehicular accident in Alegria, Cebu recently.

To those who perished, may they rest in peace.

The victims as reported, were volunteers of a medical mission from Chicago.

The group was in Cebu, on their way to Camiguin, where they were to join the rest of the missionaries with the Philippine Medical Association of Chicago (PMAC) when the accident happened.

To think that they were in the place to serve.

Eternal rest grant to them, oh Lord!

If there is a project so noble being undertaken yearly by Filipino medical practitioners in America, it is medical mission.

It is their kind way of returning their blessings by serving the poor in the native country, some of whom, have never been seen by a doctor.


CFC ANCOP USA 2018 Medical & Dental Mission in Bohol


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Like other Fil-Am organizations, ANCOP USA has been conducting medical & dental missions for six years now in Philippine municipalities with poor populace.

In prior years, they have served in Leyte, Eastern Samar, Cagayan de Oro, Aklan, Batangas and Bohol.

ANCOP, which means Answering the Cry of the Poor, is a partner of Couples for Christ or CFC, the family renewal Catholic-based global movement whose main task is to evangelize its one million members in more than 100 countries around the world.

In other words, to make them closer to God and to Church.

CFC’s core values are Pro God, Pro Family, Pro Life and Pro Poor.

It is ANCOP that provides the action...service to the poor.

Medical mission is only one of ANCOP’s programs.

It has Community Development Program which provides free houses to the very poor; Child Sponsorship Program which provides scholarship to poor children in all levels of education; Livelihood Program and early education.

ANCOP USA is part of the global movement, though, it has a distinct legal personality.

It has 12 regional subdivisions around the United States.


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CFC ANCOP USA Medical & Dental Mission in Talibon, Bohol was held on Feb. 1 & 2.

On this first day, the volunteer doctors and nurses attended to a total of 1,187 patients.

Adult patients were 941, while children, 246.

Medical patients were 778, while dental, 409 (includes 120 tooth extractions).

On the last day of the CFC ANCOP USA mission, the volunteer doctors and nurses attended to total of 1,079 patients.

Adult patients were 855, while children, 224.

Medical patients were 744, while dental, 335.

So, the total number of patients treated by the two-day mission in Talibon: 2,266.

The mission ended with fellowship night hosted by the LGU and CFC Bohol to express their gratitude to ANCOP USA volunteers.

CFC ANCOP USA/Canada scholars performed intermission numbers for the volunteers.


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The LGU gave each volunteer a certificate of appreciation for their selfless service to the people of Talibon.

As has been the practice in prior ANCOP USA medical missions, leftover medicines and supplies were turned over to Dr. Mike Jayoma (CFC member), Administrator of the provincial hospital.


Renovated Dalahican Church inaugurated and TeleEdukasyon for scholars launched


On Feb. 4, our CFC ANCOP USA team led by Roger Santos (pictured below), ANCOP USA Executive Director, went to Lucban, Quezon in order to inaugurate the newly-renovated Dalahican Catholic Church and to launch a computer system for ANCOP scholars in the area called TeleEdukasyon.


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Both were co-sponsored with ANCOP USA.

Vice President Leni Robredo sent a videotaped greetings for the event.

Watch her tape:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_OYWH5YJhQ&;feature=youtube


Turnover of Medicines to VP Robredo


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On Feb. 5, the ANCOP USA Team turned over medicines intended for Calabanga, Camarines Sur infirmary to Vice President Leni Robredo at her offices in Quezon City.

The medicines were donated to ANCOP USA by a non-profit philanthropic group in the United States.

The Vice President, with her late husband Jesse, used to be Couples for Christ (CFC) leaders in their province of Camarines Sur.

With the above, we hope we were able to share with you one aspect of our activities in CFC ANCOP USA.

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