Cebu Pacific brings doctors from Manila to Bohol for eye surgery mission

(Press release)

Cebu Pacific Air brought 19 doctors and nurses to Tagbilaran province last week to conduct an eye surgery mission initiated and organized by Philippine Gift of Life.

The surgical mission is carried out at the Borja Hospital in the city of Tagbilaran.

Fancy Baluyot, CEO of Philippine Gift of Life, said the eye surgery mission has listed 1,065 destitute Boholanos who will get eye surgery free of charge. Of the 1,065 destitute Boholanos who will be the beneficiaries of the nine-day eye surgery mission, 771 are cases of cataract, 252 of pterygium and 32 of cyst. Dr. Maryann Ruiz of the Philippine Gift of Life said the patients had successfully undergone eye screening and biometrics.

The Philippine Gift of Life will be forever grateful to Cebu Pacific for making this surgical mission possible by bringing in the 18 doctors and nurses from Manila,” said Dr Ruiz.

Some of the volunteer doctors and nurses in Manila are Dr. Federico A. Malubay, Dr. Reynaldo V. Capuz, Dr. Paulo Faustino A. Camacho, Dr. Anthony Lim, Leri Rafiel L. Ramos, Teresita Eunice M. Saguid, Erica Joy D. David, Dianne Barit, Kateleen P. Bona, Jenny Rose R. Puente, Cathrine P. Jingco, Jenny Lyn E. Asia, and Ricky T. Marano.

It is an honor to be part of this medical mission. We want to help improve the lives of the communities in which we operate and be there for them when people need our help,” said Carmina Romero, director of corporate communications at Cebu Pacific.

Meanwhile, Cebu Pacific currently flies 7 times a day from Manila to Bohol, and three times a week from Davao to Bohol (every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday). CEB continues to offer its guaranteed low fares to boost travel on its largest domestic network and continues to implement a layered approach to security.

Christine E. Phillips