Have Anyone Here Knows How To Avail Of Fundings From PCSO?

@neildc (17251)
Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
July 20, 2010 3:33am CST
The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) is the principal government agency for raising and providing funds for health programs, medical assistance and services, and charities of national character. http://www.pcso.gov.ph/about.html Sure they have people in need of medical aid. But their priorities are the poorest of the poor. And I believe me and my family is within that bracket of society. But in times like these, we can think about asking for their assistance. Have you ever tried asking for the PCSO's assistance? How was it approaching their help, are people in that office very approachable? Will they not ignore you, looking at your appearance? Do you think they will provide or shoulder all the hospital bills, the doctor's fees, medicines, etc? Do you have any experience with this government agency before? Please don't talk about the lotto.
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@qamarep (4448)
• Pakistan
20 Jul 10
i havent heard about this kind of pcso but i can tell you that you should make a team that can be collecting money from those who can contribute and give that money to people who need it most.. do it your self dont wait for govt
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@neildc (17251)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
20 Jul 10
that's a nice suggestion. we will try this working as a team. thank you so much.
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@neildc (17251)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
20 Jul 10
that's a nice suggestion. we will try this working as a team. thank you so much.
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@mimiang (3770)
• Philippines
20 Jul 10
They don't cover the pf. It took me actually two months before tehy give me help.I have to endure long hours when my baby got sick
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@neildc (17251)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
21 Jul 10
that's what i learned from somebody, you need a lot of patience when you ask help from them.
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@dhangski (3194)
• Philippines
20 Jul 10
Hi best. I remember when my father-in-law got hospitalized we seek help from PCSO and glad that we are successful. Why don't you try, there's no harm in trying, just inquire first of what you should bring. If you know of any social worker who works in the hospital, approach them and ask if they could give you recommendation for it will be much easier for your case to be approved. I think you should prepare the medical records of zayzay. But I'm telling you that the assistance that you will get from PCSO will not be that much. Good luck best. My prayers are with you. HUGZ always.
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@neildc (17251)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
20 Jul 10
thank you so so much best. actually, i already made an inquiry this afternoon. they said the they could not help us during the operation but only after the surgery had been done. we have to submit their necessary documents to get a part of the total bills. i also have a talk with the pediatrician who no handles Zayzay, and one friend here who both said that the most that the PCSO could give is only ten thousand pesos. i really hope the one that you have said in your PM will work.
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@xtedaxcvg (3190)
• Philippines
20 Jul 10
Wow, because of the negative news I've been seeing about PCSO, I failed to see that they're still a body that helps people. It's good to see these posts about them helping people in need. I just hope the truth about the alleged 20M issue come out once and for all.
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@neildc (17251)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
20 Jul 10
was there really an issue? i never heard about that. i only know they have lots of funds for the needy that they earn from the lottery.
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• Philippines
20 Jul 10
My sister will be going there, but she also wants to try going to Senate. I will return to your topic or give you a pm of what will happen as soon as possible. We are in need of medical assistance because my father diagnose to have diabetes.
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@neildc (17251)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
20 Jul 10
i hope she will get a good response from them and hope to hear the good news from you later.
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@hexeduser22 (6708)
• Philippines
20 Jul 10
I have a friend who actually went to PCSO when his son got sick and I think he was successful in getting something from the agency. I don't know much about the process but I do know he was there as early as 3am and there are already people there lining up. Also he brought the medical records of his son with him. He went and came back to PCSO at least three times I think. I know they have a quota for the day and not all people gets approved(i'm not that sure about the approval info) I hope somehow I have helped you. By all means please go to PCSO because if you get approved it will really lessen your burden. I'm praying for your son too
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@neildc (17251)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
20 Jul 10
well that's what they told me, you need a lot of patience just to get the help that you need from them. not just because of how the aid will be processed but the number of people that comes to them to seek help. thank you for all the prayers and support for my son, friend. and i thank mylot for letting me talk about my son and my problems, anytime and everytime i have one.
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@rsa101 (19886)
• Philippines
20 Jul 10
Well I happen to ask for it about a couple of years ago when my mother was undergoing chemotherapy. Well for one, the first thing that you have to do is prepare all the necessary papers relating to your needs. If that is medical assistance you have to get as many papers for your doctor about the condition of your son and recommended treatment for that. Also do not forget to ask for the billing and ask for Hospital for the billing and inform them of your intention to ask for help in PCSO. Better inform your doctor about it and I think most doctors know what they will have to prepare for that. Next is if you know your Mayor, ask for a referral letter coming from them together with DSWD to assess your needs, they know what to do with that and they will assist you with that. The hardest part is going to PCSO since when I went there it took me almost a couple of weeks and I was able to get funding almost a month after following it up religiously with them. I can understand since there are I guess thousands per day lining up in there asking for assistance. Some were given immediate assistance but in my case it took me longer since it was not a priority case. It is good also if you can get recommendation from Senators and people in position because they act on it faster than anyone else.
• Philippines
20 Jul 10
hello neildc, is that zayzay? i have seen that in the video. i don't know really. why don't you try approaching the networks, i am sure they might do something about it. as for PCSO, there are a lot of people asking them for help. i don't trust government agencies such as those, I've heard so many stories about corruption there.. but you can try. we will pray for your son.
@neildc (17251)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
20 Jul 10
hi buddy. yeah me too, i really hesitate to approach them and being in the government service, i know much about the service more than you know. i already sent letters to some network companies. but i still haven't got a clear response. i will try again and won't stop until i get a good answer from them. yeah this is zayzay in my avatar. actually, this part of the video has not been uploaded cause the other video shows more stop breathing than this one. thanks for the advises and support. this is what i love more on mylot, friends support.
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@jaiho2009 (38990)
• Philippines
20 Jul 10
@ Letran, I been convincing neil about this for so long (networks/media) It's the best resort he can do and asks for help with zay2's condition and also their situation. This case is one in a million,so,i am sure help will come their way. Even with politicians,i know this is one good chance for them to prove their worth(position).
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@neildc (17251)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
21 Jul 10
ryan, jane. i am going to meet with the surgeon this morning to ask for a medical certificate or medical abstract. i need this one to support the letter i will be sending to everyone, including a church ministry in the country. if you have facebook account (ryan has) you can find me there and a letter that i will be circulating is already posted on my notes.
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@TheAdvocate (2393)
• Philippines
20 Jul 10
After typhoon Ondoy, one of our neighbors whose husband contracted leptospirosis went to the PCSO to ask for help in the medical bills. As I understand from her story,only those falling under a certain income bracket will qualify. She explained that both she and her husband are retired with no income and recent victims of Ondoy. PCSO answered a substantial part of the medical bills. She also said that people there are helpful especially to people who looks like they need help. She brought the medical bills and proof that they could not afford to pay it. She made sure that she dressed like someone who needs help - in slippers and duster.
@neildc (17251)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
20 Jul 10
that hesitates me to approach the office because i will surely be out of the bracket. even if i go there dressed like a beggar but they look at your documents prepared by private doctors and hospitals.
• Philippines
22 Jul 10
How do you know that you are not in the bracket? Sometimes, it's a matter of how you tell your story. Asking for help is all about marketing yourself.
@neildc (17251)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
22 Jul 10
because i know the office is helping the poor, the poorest of the poor. they are their priorities. i myself has a job, a government employee. that alone i can say i am out of that range. besides, we have philhealth to assist, though not that much.
• Philippines
20 Sep 10
PCSO is a first come first serve basis. You should coordinate with the medical social services department of your patient's hospital to assist you in the requirements needed by the PCSO. Social workers will give you referral letter. You should also coordinate with the medical records to get the clinical abstract of the patient to be submitted in PCSO. Aside from that, there are some other requirements that you need to submit before you qualify on the medical assistance of PCSO.
16 Mar 11
Good day sir and God bless. I wish to inquire about the status of financial assistance requested by my sister for her husband FELIZARDO MAZON WHO WAS CONFINED IN mARIA eSTRELLA hOspital in Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro. Kasi po malaki na po ang tubo or interest ng utang nila sa ospital sir sana po ay matulungan po ninyo sila wala na po kasi silang pangbayad sa interest. Maraming maraming salamat po sa inyong tulong sa kanila at pagpalain nawa kayo lagi ng Poong Maykapal.
• Philippines
21 Jul 10
My boyfriend's family have asked once for their assistance, but that was to be able to pay the hospital bill that they incurred before his Mom passed away. We were lucky because a friend knows someone who once worked there and who have a lot of connections. Though they still went through the normal process, like passing documents, and interviews, the only difference is that they got a much bigger amount as compared to others. The one thing that I know though is that there is a looonggg line in the PCSO office every single day asking for aid, so you really have to be there super early just to get a chance for the interview and processing.
@mrfdg1972 (3238)
• Philippines
21 Jul 10
They are very approachable, but before you go the the PCSO office, you need to have a social report on your social status, it is prepared by the Social Worker (DSWD) in your municipality or City, there will also be social workers in every public hospital, either way, upon checkup/consultation from your doctor you will have to ask for a doctors report and you will bring that together with the DSWD Report to the PCSO. If you have these two you will eligible for assistance for amounting to 2 thousand pesos for outright medical bills, but you wont be given the money just the medicines as prescribe by your doctor. the maximum is 100 thousand in severe cases.
@Hatley (164266)
• Garden Grove, California
21 Jul 10
hi neildc good luck on that but also do continue to see if you can get your son taken on by the surgeons at St Judes. I know that they do a lot of pro bono work for children from other'countries in dire need of funds and of surgery. I know the surgeon donates the surgery and I am not sure about the hospital charges but so go that way too. I will keep sending my prayers for you to get the 'funds you need very soon. God Bless allof you.
@mobhomeir (7565)
• Philippines
21 Jul 10
Hello kabayan..yes I've heard already of that. You can go directly at the office somewhere along reclamation area (front of pier 3 i guess). Talk about yours problem that you need assistance. I guess they would help may it be a share but at least that would lessen your burden on financial problem.. Good luck my friend.. Mobhomeir here...