Foundation Of Our Lady Of Peace Mission News

The Foundation Of Our Lady Of Peace Mission Inc. is a charitable, non-political, non-profit, non-stock organization dedicated to the total development of the poor and underprivileged in the Philippines. For more information on FOLPMI and how you or your organization or company can help, please visit the Foundation website at www.FOLPMI.org -- sponsored, hosted and maintained by www.TheFilipino.com. One can also contact FOLPMI President Sr Eva Fidela Maamo, SPC, MD, directly at siseva2000@yahoo.com or telephone no: (632) 825 7653 (Our Lady of Peace Hospital).

FOLPMI Center for Abused Children

FOLPMI News, August 2002

SPCM HS'79 FOLPMI updates

2001 US and Toronto Fellowships

Organization

GlobalShare benefits Aeta Resettlement Project in Subic

Mariechelle "Ching" Llagas-Marbella HS’75 (mariechelle.marbella@dfait-maeci.gc.ca) is inviting everyone to check out www.globalshare.org and learn more about Global Share Resource Foundation -- a US tax-exempt organization formed in Jun 2003 to assist the poor in gaining access to the literacy, education, and skills training needed to build their communities’ economic potential -- with headquarters at 593 Park Avenue, corner 64th Street, New York City. GlobalShare’s beneficiaries include FOLPMI's $2.3M Aeta Resettlement and Rehabilitation Project in Subic, Zambales, (left) and is appealing for volunteers and donors. Foundations officers include Marie Luarca-Reyes as Executive Director; Ching is an associate. Please visit GlobalShare's comprehensive website and let Ching know if you have any questions.  Thanks!

 

FOLPMI Center for Abused Children

(Sent by Nadine Niguidula SPCM HS'79. Retired as Oracle Philippines' Director of Business Alliances for Asia, she's Batch 79's SPCM Homecoming 2004 Program Chairperson and a very active FOLPMI volunteer.)

As part of the Street Children Program of the Foundation of Our Lady of Peace Mission, Inc. (FOLPMI), the Center for Abused Children is now being completed and set to open in March 2003. FOLPMI is headed by Fr. James Reuter, SJ, Chairman and Sr. Eva Fidela Maamo, MD, SPC, President and Executive Director.

Located at 201C Villa Carolina, Roxas Boulevard, Paranaque City, the center is designed to house 10 girls only and will be inaugurated in mid March. While this is just a temporary shelter, Sr. Eva’s plan is for FOLPMI to eventually build its own center for both boys and girls.

The foundation thrives largely on volunteers, donations and contributions. The center needs the following resources to give the rescued children the needed physical and psychological rehabilitation: refrigerator, stove, water distiller system, computers, sewing machine, sala set, tables and chairs, kitchen and dining utensils, trays, beds and linens, wall clock, towels, dresses, underwear and other clothing, shoes and slipper, wall frames and flower vases, bath and laundry soaps. Monthly rental amounts to P20,000.00.

Here is another opportunity to reach out to the less fortunate. If you have any donations or contributions or if you want to visit the center, please contact the foundation office and look for MS. JOY CAMPOSINA at (632) 8257653.

Thank you and may you and your family continue to be abundant in blessings!

NADINE MARIE V. NIGUIDULA

SPCM HS Batch 79

FOLPMI Volunteer

SPCM HS’79 adopts FOLPMI Pediatric Ward

SPCM HS'79 reps at Our Lady of Peace Hospital, Dec 2002.

In Feb 2002, SPCM HS'79 alumnae adopted the pediatric ward of FOLPMI's Our Lady of Peace Hospital as their batch's major community outreach commitment. They've done a lot for the ward from then on -- visiting and cheering patients and delivering batch donations. The photo above was taken in Dec 2002 when Girlie Garcia, Menchie Flores, Nadine Niguidula, Ditas Abad and '79 chair Chiqui Escareal did their OLPH holiday run.

Chiqui wrote: "Last Dec. 7, Girlie, Menchie, Nadine, Ditas and I visited Our Lady of Peace Hospital to donate items on behalf of our batch namely: a balikbayan box from LA which Enky brought with her, another balikabayan box from Germany sent by Aileen (Tita T) and a Singer colored TV set donated by Menchie's company (of course thru the intercession of Mother Mench). It was fortunate that Sr. Eva was there to receive us as I learned from Nadine later on that she was supposed to be somewhere else.

It was my first time to meet Sr. Eva and I hope all of you have the chance to meet her too. As she was entertaining us in her office with stories of the Aetas from Zambales or the streetchildren she takes care of, you can feel so much devotion, love, humility in her ministry... hindi trabaho para sa kanya, napakasaya nya sa ginagawa nya at happy din sya to know that there are other people taking time to help out (like batch 79). When we told her nga that we intend to donate and visit quarterly, she said to come more often even without anything to donate... I guess we all know what that meant ... it's not just what we give, it's being there ourselves.. and that't really the best gift we can give..." (from http://www.geocities.com/spcm_hs79/neweb/top_stories.htm )

More power and all the best, 'Niners!

FOLPMI Newsletter, August 2002

(Sent by Sister Eva Fidela Maamo, SPC, FOLPMI President, c/o Mariechelle Llagas-Marbella SPCM HS'75. Thanks! )

16 Aug 2002: Our Lady of Peace Hospital -- a hospital for the poor built solely through donations of benefactors and friends of FOLPMI -- was inaugurated. Envisioned to operate in the spirit of social and community service, it provides underprivileged families with decent facilities for hospitalization and treatment. It's administered by the Sisters of St. Paul de Chartres and staffed by volunteers -- doctors and nurses included. Medicine, equipment and supplies come from donations. The Philippine government, through the Public Estates Authority, granted a one-peso-a-year lease arrangement for 25 years to help the hospital reduce its capital expenditure and operating expenses. (Source: http://www.pea.gov.ph )

Dear Donors, Supporters and Friends of FOLPMI,

Thank you for all the assistance you've provided to the Foundation of Our Lady of Peace Mission, Inc. (FOLPMI). I thank the Lord Almighty for all the blessings that FOLPMI has been receiving. I also pray that you and other kind-hearted individuals and organizations will continue to support our endeavors in whatever way you can.

I'm happy that with your help, we've had opportunities to reach out to our less fortunate brothers and sisters. My apologies though that we have not communicated with you for quite sometime. We're now organizing ourselves to better serve our communities and maximize the assistance we've been receiving. I'm also hoping that as we put structure and processes in place, get more resources including volunteer workers, we will be able to communicate with you more regularly. Please bear with us. Meantime, I'm writing you now to update you on our programs and activities.

SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

I'm proud that there are now one hundred thirty four (134) scholars of whom fifty three (53) are in high school and eighty one (81) are in college. These scholars are from the following squatter areas in Metro Manila:

Las Piñas -- Wawa, Cavite -- San Dionisio, Paranaque -- Sta. Ana, Manila -- Malate, Manila -- Under the Bridge Paco, Manila -- Puting Bato, Navotas -- Sto. Niño, Navotas.

Another area where we have scholars is the Aeta Resettlement Area in Gala, Subic, Zambales. Of a total of twenty eight (28), twenty three (23) scholars are in elementary and five (5) are in high school.

A FOLPMI scholar who spends her free time helping at a feeding center. (Source: http://www.stveronica.net/FOLPMI.htm )

DAY CARE CENTERS

We have six (6) day care centers in the following areas:

Sitio Puting Bato, Navotas, Metro Manila -- Sitio Sto. Nino, Navotas, Metro Manila -- Under the Bridge, Paco, Manila -- San Nazareno, Sta. Ana, Manila -- Wawa, Bacoor, Cavite -- Aeta Resettlement Area, Sitio Gala, Subic, Zambales.

We have a total of two hundred thirty five (235) children, 3-6 years old, in these day care centers. We conduct eleven (11) classes in two (2) shifts:

8:00 to 10:00 AM - 3 to 4 years old, Kinder 1

10:00AM to 12:00 NN - 5 to 6 years old, Kinder 2

An indigent community served by FOLPMI south of Manila (Source: http://www.stveronica.net/FOLPMI.htm )

SUPPLEMENTAL FEEDING PROGRAM

From Monday to Friday, we feed two hundred forty three (243) children one full meal. These children are from the six (6) Day Care Centers and other malnourished children in the areas below three (3) years old.

The breakdown of the 289 children is as follows:

AREAS NUMBER OF BENEFICIARIES

Sitio Puting Bato, Navotas 64 children

Sitio Sto. Nino Navotas 95 children

Under the Bridge, Paco, Manila 62 children

Aeta Resettlement Area, Sitio Gala, Subic, Zambales 22 children

Thanks to the Philippine Medical Mission of St. Charles Borromeo Parish in Arlington, Virginia, USA for funding the Feeding Center Program at Under the Bridge Paco, Manila.

The feeding center at the Paco "under the bridge" community. (Source: http://www.stveronica.net/FOLPMI.htm )

Thank you also to the Civic and Community Relation Group of International Monetary Fund (IMF) with the help of the Philippine Medical Mission of St. Charles Borromeo Parish in Arlington, Virginia, USA for funding the Feeding Center Program at Puting Bato and Sto. Nino, Navotas, Metro Manila.

In addition to feeding these children, we also serve lunch to thirty (30) elderly at the Pope Pius X Parish after their Friday Catechism class.

We also taught the mothers of the children in Puting Bato and Sto. Nino, Navotas, Metro Manila how to make peanut butter. We are now studying how to market this product and I'm really excited and I continue to pray that we will one day see their peanut butter displayed on the stalls in the groceries and supermarkets.

On May 2002, deworming was conducted on the children beneficiaries of this feeding program.

SURGICAL AND MEDICAL MISSION

We conducted a surgical mission in Sta. Cruz Mission Surallah, South Cotabato on June 2 to 9, 2002. The team was comprised of seventeen (17) volunteer doctors and six (6) volunteer nurses. We operated on one hundred two (102) patients from the hill tribes of South Cotabato.

We performed "Operation Tuli" ("circumcision") on forty two (42) children at the Out-patient Department of the Our Lady of Peace Hospital on May 3, 2002. Volunteer doctors came from Manila Doctor's Hospital, Philippine General Hospital, San Juan de Dios, and Perpetual Help Medical Center.

During a medical mission held in Paranaque City on June 15, 2002, we diagnosed and treated one thousand (1,000) patients. Ten (10) doctors volunteered for this mission.

We likewise held a two-day medical mission at the Our Lady of Peace Hospital on January 19-20,2002. Twenty three (23) doctors from New Jersey, USA in coordination with Bukas Loob sa Diyos of the Philippines diagnosed and treated two thousand one hundred (2,100) patients. We also served food to all the patients.

PLANNING WORKSHOP

We had a planning workshop on May 23-25, 2001 at the Conference Room of the Our Lady of Peace Hospital at the Coastal Road, Parañaque City. This was participated by the FOLPMI staff. The activity culminated with an outing at Volets Resort, Cavite City.

To develop the leadership skills of the Aeta Tribal Council of the Aeta Resettlement, Barangay Sacatihan, Sitio, Gala, Subic, Zambales, Architect Romeo O. Dueñas conducted a Leadership Training Seminar on November 2001.

We also conducted a Spiritual and Values Formation seminar for the Aeta Tribal Council leaders on January 8-10, 2002 in Tagaytay City. This seminar was aimed at enhancing the work values of the leaders as they work together in the FOLPMI and in the Aeta Resettlement Area. Fr. Kit Bautista, SJ conducted the workshop.

ASSISTANCE

Our thanks and gratitude to the support of the following individuals and organizations:

Our Lady of Peace Mission, L.A. California for the thirty two (32) boxes of medical and surgical supplies.

Cross-Link, Washington through Philippine Medical Mission of Virginia for the 2 or 3 vans of medical and surgical supplies.

St. Vincent de Paul Center of Virginia for the fifty (50) brand new hospital beds with mattresses and linens

Organization of the Sovereign Knights of Malta, Philippines for the hospital equipment, medicines and surgical supplies

Ms. Beth Webb for the ornamental plants from Tagaytay

Ms. Anita Nang for the Biscuits given on December 2001

Crosslink International LTD for the twelve (12) pallets of Hospital Beds and eleven (11) pallets of Medical Supplies given on December 2001; for the the three hundred sixty six (366) boxes of medical supplies sent on February 2002

Ateneo Alumni Alliance, USA through Panny Gagajena, for the fifty seven (57) boxes of various relief goods and medical supplies given on May 2002

Dr. Hedy Daolo for the dental chairs with x-ray given through Ms.Carmelita Canoy given on June 2002

Imperial Palace through Bam Torres for the relief goods given on June 2002

Mr. Toblas Enverga, Jr. of Lucenta City Association of Ontario, Canada through Mrs. Dulcinea Abcede for various medical supplies given on June 2002

Mr. Rolando Alveyra, for three (3) boxes of adult pampers given on July 2002

Mr. Philip Recto of Midland for the beds with mattresses given on July 2002

VISITS

Ms. Jei Roco from the Our Lady of Peace Mission, L.A., California, USA visited the Our Lady of Peace Hospital on June 2002. Impressed by the hospital set-up, she promised to continue to support FOLPMI . We are truly grateful to her and the Our Lady of Peace Mission, LA, California, USA.

We are also privileged to have been visited by Ms. Elise Frederick from the American Medical Mission of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, California, USA on June 27- 30, 2002. Ms. Frederick visited the squatter areas in Metro Manila served by FOLPMI. She also met some board members of FOLPMI and stayed at the Our Lady of Peace Hospital.

AUXILIARIES OF THE FOLPMI

Atty. Benita Santos, a Trustee of FOLPMI helped organize a group of twenty (20) women from Paranaque City. Spearheaded by Ms. Melba San Luis, these women auxiliaries of FOLPMI will raise funds and volunteer their services to FOLPMI.

VOLUNTEERS

Mr. Carmelo Calweng, class adviser of the 3rd year Psychology class of De La Salle University, Taft Avenue, Manila organized volunteer students for FOLPMI. Some students plan to stay a few weeks at the Aeta Resettlement Area in Gala, Subic, Zambales. Two (2) students from the class volunteered last summer (April - May 2002) for administrative clinical work and fieldwork in some of the FOLPMI's feeding centers.

BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION OF FR. REUTER

Fr. James B. Reuter, SJ, Chairman of FOLPMI celebrated his 86th birthday on May 21 in the Our Lady of Peace Hospital. Auxiliary Women of Paranaque, members of the Georgetown University Alumni Club of which Fr. Reuter is the Chairman, friends of Fr. Reuter, sisters of St. Paul, staff of the hospital foundation and members of the board attended this event. Fr. Reuter himself celebrated the 10:00am Mass held at the hospital chapel. At the talk I delivered, I highlighted the guidance and inspiration provided by Fr. Reuter to FOLPMI. I'm really grateful and blessed to have Fr. Reuter in the foundation. I'd like to take this opportunity to thank him once again for his support and leadership.

24 March 2002: FOLPMI's Our Lady of Peace Hospital was blessed. (Source: www.copolet.com)

LICENSE FOR THE HOSPITAL

A major event happened on July 11, 2002. Our Lady of Peace Hospital received its license to operate.

A team of Department of Health (DOH) personnel headed by Dr. Roy Arce, DOH Chief of the Bureau of Licensing, inspected and evaluated the hospital facilities, personnel, pool of doctors, equipment and all other requirements. The other members of the DOH team are Ms. Ester Valencia and Architect Benito Gablan.

Again, thank you for allowing me to let you know where the foundation is in serving the communities. Through you, we're able to touch numerous lives of the underprivileged in our country and I thank you for all your help. Thank you also for being patient with us as we get ourselves organized to better serve our communities. Finally, thank you for your faith in us and in what God has tasked us to do.

Fr. Reuter's Our Lady of Peace Mission: USA & Toronto, July 2001

Rev. Fr. James B. Reuter, SJ, and Sister Eva Fidela Maamo, SPC, MD, Chairman and President of the Foundation of Our Lady of Peace Mission traveled around the United States and Toronto in July 2001 to meet with sponsors and friends of FOLPMI's 100-bed charity hospital in Paranaque, which at at that time was still under construction. They visited Los Angeles (7 July), Las Vegas (8 July), Phoenix (9 July), Brunswick/Atlanta GA (13-14 July; Coordinator: Marisol Lopez-Soler SPCM HS'78.), Washington DC - Philadelphia (14-20 July), Newark, NJ (20 July), New York City (21-26 July), Toronto Canada (26-28 July), Chicago IL (28 July), Seattle WA (28-29 July), SF/Oakland CA (29-30 July), and back to Los Angeles (30 July).

Below is a recap of the 23 Jul fellowship in Manhattan coordinated by Mariechelle Llagas Marbella SPCM HS'75 and her sister Lett Llagas Dayao SPCM HS'65, with Marie Reyes serving as event adviser. For photos taken after the 22 Jul Holy Mass celebration officiated by Fr Reuter in New York City's Immaculate Conception Church, visit www.FOLPMI.org.

New York City Video Presentation and Reception

23 July 2001, 6-8 PM, Kalayaan Hall, Philippine Center, 556 Fifth Ave., New York City

From: Mariechelle Llagas Marbella SPCM HS75

Sent: Thursday, July 26, 2001 7:41 PM

Subject: Fr. Reuter's Fund Raising Event A Success

Dear classmates and friends,

I'm very pleased to inform you that Our Lady of Peace Mission presentation at the Kalayaan Hall on Monday, July 23, went very well and was very successful. As of Friday, July 20, we have received $410 in cash and checks, and more than $500 in pledges. By Monday night, we were able to raise a total of $6,000. Fr. Reuter and Sr. Eva Maamo were very happy. Fr. Reuter even commented that the quality of the group who attended was excellent. We had about 96 people as counted by the concierge of the Philippine Center. I think it is one of the best fund-raising events ever held in the local Filipino community.

At the NYC Philippine Consulate, 25 Jul 2001: (l-r) Sister Eva Fidela Maamo, Consul General Linglingay Fonacier-Lacanlale, Fr James Reuter, Mrs. Nora Salazar, Mariechelle Llagas-Marbella SPCM HS'75.

Believe it or not, we got so many blessings during the preparation. It's apparent God was with us the whole time. Marie Reyes (wife of Virgilio Reyes, a diplomat in the Philippine Mission) was my guiding light. We were able to waive the rental fee of the Kalayaan Hall and also borrow a VCR from the Philippine Tourism Board for free. We got press coverage before and after the events. We also received 2 cases of wine free through Lett Llagas Dayao (SPCM HS'65/College '69) which were served during the cocktail reception. Even Fr. Reuter enjoyed the red wine. Mitzi Ambion Hocson '75 who traveled all the way from upstate NY was there for moral support and donated rosaries to give the attendees. The people stayed and mingled during the reception. Fr. Reuter graciously stayed by the lobby doors to bid good-bye and to say thank you to each person who attended the event. We finished promptly at about 9PM, including cleanup.

Yesterday (Wednesday), Fr. Reuter, Sr. Eva, Mr and Mrs Mario Salazar plus myself paid a courtesy call to Consul General Linglingay Lacanlale. Fr. Reuter presented the project to her and she promised to pass it on to the Filipino medical associations in the tri-state area (NY, NJ, CT).

The FOLPM's Hospital for the Poor project is not really done yet. In fact, they have a long way to go. The Foundation still needs medical equipment and cash to maintain the charity hospital on a continuing basis. But the fact that we were able to help when we were called upon is such a wonderful feeling. I thank all of those who contributed to this event, in terms of money and/or in kind. To our friends from SPCM HS'76, who also sent monetary contribution, thank you very much. To Marisol Soler Lopez, SPCM HS'78, who relayed to us Fr. Reuter's request that started the ball rolling, thank you.

Let's keep the support going... we are all proud to be Paulinians. Take care, everyone.

Love -- Ching

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

We would like to thank the following for making this Manhattan event possible:

Marie Reyes and the NY Philippine Center staff, Mariechelle Marbella, Mitzi Hocson and fellow Saint Paul College of Manila alumnae, Philippine Independence Day Committee 2001 Chair Lett Dayao & members, Mr. Gavino Abaya, Philippine New York Jaycees, Philippine Tourism Board, Filipino Reporter, Filipino Express, Manila Bulletin, SPCM HS'75 Foundation's www.Paulinians.com, TheFilipino.com's www.FOLPMI.org, John Peter Cruise, Mandarin Court Resturant (Penn Baluyot & Carol Leung), private donors and all our friends from the different alumni associations and Filipino community organizations. At final count, this fellowship raised $8000. Maraming salamat po!

(If anyone's interested in borrowing the Foundation of Our Lady of Peace Mission's videotape to present to an organization or group, please email Mariechelle Llagas-Marbella at marbelm@aol.com.)

FOLPMI: We have taken the first step. We now invite you to join us and complete the journey.

(Article and photos ca 2000 were reproduced with permission from Ray Ramirez' http://members.nbci.com/ramsys55/folpm100/folpm100.htm -- now offline. Thanks!)

THE FOLPM CHARITY HOSPITAL

(Note: Our Lady of Peace Hospital was inaugurated on 16 August 2002 and is now fully operational.)

In the Philippines, the poor hardly ever get to the hospitals. When they get sick, they just stay at home and hardly get medical attention. The cost of hospitalization is simply way beyond the means of poor Filipinos. It is for this reason the Foundation of our Lady of Peace Mission has decided to work for the construction of a hospital primarily for the poor of Metro Manila. It will be built on a 1.2 hectare site within the "Bahay Pangarap" complex at Roxas, now Aguinaldo Coastal Road.

The main thrusts of Sr. Eva's mission has always been the caring of the sick and the foundation serves the needs of the poor in the areas it has not touched. In addition to free medical clinics, the foundation has been sending medical and surgical/dental missions to remote rural areas. A volunteer contingent of doctors, nurses, dentists and health workers bring along with them instruments, equipment and medicine and serve where they are most needed, reaching out to those who cannot afford to reach. Since 1986, the Foundation has performed over 600 major surgeries and 400 minor ones. As of early 2000, a total of 800 received medical treatment and over 300 have received dental assistance.

A group of FOLPMI volunteer health professionals.

Ground-breaking rites for the planned FOLPM Hospital in Paranaque, took place on 11 Jan 2000.

FOLPMI: HOW IT ALL BEGAN

It all started as a mission in 1984 and the catalyst was Sister Eva Fidela Maamo, SPC, M.D., of the community of the Sisters of St. Paul of Chartres. By training, she was a medical surgeon who just finished a 6-year stint serving the minority groups of South Cotabato: T-bolis, Ubos, Manobos, Maguindanaos, B'laans, Kalagans and Muslims.

She was sent by her superiors to Singalong to work in an existing clinic for the poor and was asked to expand its services with an outreach program. In a short time, the clinic was expanded to enable her to perform minor surgeries. Young sisters from the Novitiate joined her to help and learn. Feeding centers were set up for the malnourished children of the area. Doctor friends of Sr. Eva and other health professionals volunteered their services.

In January, 1990 the mission was formally organized into the Foundation of Our Lady of Peace Mission. Today it serves beyond Singalong to reach other depressed areas of Metro Manila, Navotas, Malate, Sta. Mesa, Sta Ana, Makati, Paranaque, Las Pinas, Leveriza and Cavite, among others.

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS

Deserving students from under privileged families are given free scholarships for high school and some college courses. Tuition fees, books, clothing and transportation allowances are provided. Out-of-school youths are given vocational training and adult education seminars are organized for parents.

Recently, the Foundation opened a Drop-in-Shelter to meet the special needs of street children. Food and accommodation are provided together with guidance, counseling and programs to keep the homeless waifs from the dangers of street life.

The Foundation is supporting 130 scholars in Metro Manila alone. There are 20 in Leyte, 32 in Pagadian, Zamboanga del Norte, and 30 in Basilan, 15 in Manticao, 15 in Gitagum and some of them coming from the minority tribes.

COMMUNITY PROGRAMS

Leadership training, skills development, lessons in communication and decision making help these marginalized families into self-reliant communities. The appreciation of arts, especially in the indigenous forms, expressed in music, drama or handicrafts are encouraged.

SPIRITUAL VALUES

Total human development is incomplete without moral values. Young student scholars get to attend monthly recollection days and annual retreats. Marriage encounters and family counseling are given to parents. The Foundation's spiritual programs reach out to the street children, out-of-school youth and even drug dependents.

FOUNDATION OF OUR LADY OF PEACE MISSION

The Foundation of Our Lady of Peace Mission, Inc. is a non-stock, non-profit, apolitical, charitable organization that services nine squatter communities within Metro Manila and the cultural minorities of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. It also has an established resettlement area within Gala, Subic, Zambales.

The goal of the foundation is to utilize the skills of the beneficiaries. It phases the development plans of the gradual growth of the community by a sustained monitoring of its programs. Initially, the foundation will provide the imperative need of food, medicine, shelter and clothing. But the ultimate goal is the transformation of the beneficiaries, be it an individual or a community group, into a self-reliant, productive segment of society.

Our programs are geared towards total human development to enable our beneficiaries attain full human dignity and help them become responsible Christian citizens sharing with all of the task of building a Filipino nation that is economically and morally strong.

Fr. Reuter, Cardinal Sin, Sister Eva Maamo. 

Board of Trustees

Chairman: Fr. James B. Reuter, SJ

President: Sr. Eva Fidela Maamo, SPC, MD

Vice-President: Atty. Antonio G. Bernas

Secretary: Dr. Raquel D. Malimas

Treasurer: Mrs. Suzanne Yuchengco-Santos

Legal Officer: Atty. Benita M. Santos

Auditor: Mr. Manolito S. Gonzales

PRO: Mayor Jose L. Atienza

Special Project Coordinator: Ms. Lyn Maceda

Members: Mr. Bienvenido Bernas, Mr. Mariano Salazar, Amb. Oscar Villadolid

Board of Consultants

Jaime Cardinal L. Sin, D.D.

Amb. Howard Q. Dee

Bishop Teodoro C. Bacani, Jr., D.D

Chairperson Harriet C. Demetriou

Office Address

Foundation of Our Lady of Peace Mission, Inc.

c/o Sr. Eva Fidela Maamo, SPC

St. Paul College of Manila

610 Malvar St., Malate, Manila, Philippines 1000

E-mail: siseva2000@yahoo.com

Telephone No: (632) 825 7653 (clinic)

Official SPCM page: www.spcm.edu.ph/folpm1.html

Site sponsored by www.thefilipino.com: www.FOLPMI.org

SISTER EVA FIDELA MAAMO, SPC, MD

A nun with the Congregation of St Paul of Chartres (SPC) and medical surgeon

President and Founder, Foundation of Our Lady of Peace Mission

Mother Teresa Award for the Service of the Poor (1992)

Most Outstanding Physician Award (1994)

Ramon Magsaysay Award for Community Leadership (1997)

Known as the "Healing Nun", Sister Eva is a compelling example in bringing humane assistance and the healing arts to the most impoverished Filipinos.

REV. FR. JAMES REUTER, SJ

Missionary Jesuit priest serving in the Philippines since 1938

Chairman, Foundation of Our Lady of Peace Mission

National Director of Mass Media for the Catholic Church of the Philippines

Lorenzo Ruiz Hall of Fame Award (1997)

Special Papal Award for Outstanding Service to the Catholic Church in the field of Mass Media (awarded by Pope John Paul II during 1991 visit to the Philippines)

Ramon Magsaysay Award For Journalism, Literature, And Creative Communication Arts (1989)

A veteran musical director, he has directed Broadway classics such as The Sound of Music, My Fair Lady, South Pacific, The Miracle Worker, West Side Story, Finian's Rainbow, Camelot, Brigadoon, Thirteen Daughters, Show Boat, Oklahoma, and many others. He also wrote, produced and directed originals like The Two Standards, The Bridge, The Lady, 500 Years in 90 Minutes, Jenina, The Challenge, and The Strong Are Lonely.

A respected journalist, teacher, and retreat master.

 

This photo of Fr Reuter was taken during the SPCM HS'75 Senior Year Retreat in Baguio 26 years ago.

The image on the right is a copy of the beautiful prayer that Fr Reuter wrote on this webkeeper's graduation yearbook in 1975. (Thank you!) Click here to magnify.

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