Medicard: A fresh look after 25 Years

most awaited night finally came. The main entrance of Rizal Ballroom, Makati Shangri la Hotel was at its warm mood in embracing guest last May 15, 2012 as MediCard Phils.,Inc celebrated their 25th Anniversary Party.
As I looked around, I saw that everyone was at their fabulous outfit and wore
excellent smile. The ambience was shouting a loud that something big was ready
to unveil.  

Lavish Food
were marked with excitement as the door channeled to the centerfold of
attraction opened. I myself was stunned with what I saw in front of me, lavish
food, settee that arranged in a classy way and podium that adorned with a
concert like manner. 
was in the midst of feasting on the buffet table until the voice over
intro hosts signaled to prepare us for more mouthwatering surprises cooked by

The Montoya brothers with faithful clients awardee 
boosted the ears and eyes appetite of the audience that were composed of people
from HMO industries, top caliber brokers, agents, finest personalities from different
industries and media through awarding ceremony. 
As the night got deeper, everyone’s spirits were going excited. The Rizal Ballroom was filled and seasoned with the astonishing voices of the group of artist from our local music industry.
Singers from our local Music Industry
MediCard 25th year’s celebration marked with the theme
“Building a Healthy Nation”was not possible without the “Saving a P1.00 a day” philosophy started from a
dignified man Dr. Nicanor Montoya.  

The Chairman, Dr. Nicanor Montoya  
Pursuing a mission of providing quality
comprehensive healthcare services to many Filipinos, at a cost they could
Night’s crème of the top was served as they
launched the MediCard new and refreshed corporate logo.  “It symbolizes its
rebirth after 25years of being pioneering HMO in the Philippines. As part of a
corporate strategy that stresses the company’s brand promise of
giving the best healthcare available”.

MediCard New & Refreshed Logo
MediCard aims
to instill peace of mind and fulfillment, which are characteristics represented
in the logo by the purple hue. Blue, which has been MediCard’s official color,
represents trust, reliability, and calmness. The four Rx symbols that rotate
clockwise form a single icon to convey the message to MediCard clients that they
can avail of affordable medical services round the clock through its partner
doctors and medical institutions. The new logo also uses typefaces that make the
brand look modern and refreshing. 
“The new logo also embodies MediCard’s corporate
culture. “We place an extremely strong emphasis on doing business the right way
for both our customers and our employees. That means caring for them and
treating them more as partners, being responsive, and anticipating their needs,”
Dr. Montoya said.”

Photo Credits from:
Josephine Arce 
Ms. Kate Cruz, Medicard Philippines, Inc.
Medicard Philippines, Inc. Official Facebool Page

My Siblings, My Mother!

Growing up I didn’t
experience the tender loving care of a biological Mom. My Mother died when I
was at toddler years. Based from the stories that my brothers relayed to me, I
was only two years old when my Mother named Juanita Erenio Calderon was bitten
by a cat that came from nowhere. Those old days’ people were not aware about the
possible deadly rabies from Cat bite. As old day’s practices for animal bite,
Mom just applied garlic in her wounded ankle and went to the doctor and had an
Anti-Tetanus shot. After 5 months from the time she had bitten she acted weird
and showed symptoms like malaise, headache, and fever. My family said she even
had violent movements, uncontrolled excitement, depression and hydrophobia. From
February 11 until February 15, 1982 she had hard time breathing and deeply
catching her breath. She extremely suffered because of the virus attacked her brain.

the death of my Mom, our eldest siblings shouldered the responsibility she had left.
My sister who was two years older than me and I were nourished by them. The
first born of the family, Kuya Louie instantly became my Father and My Mother.
Growing up, he was always there to meet our daily needs from food up to pulling
our hair back. Motherless we survived. With the support of our brothers and
sisters, relatives and my father who was not living with us.

Siblings played a different and important role in our childhood; they were the
one who filled the love that Mom couldn’t perform because of her early death. My
siblings doubled their love to us. The death of my mom didn’t become a
hindrance for us to enjoy our Childhood. My brothers and sisters worked hard
for us to have a normal life.  My Kuya
Louie was the one in charged in providing and preparing food for us before
going and after school. Kuya Edwin and Ate Cecile were the one who bought
vitamins, milk and dress for us, while Kuya Teddy oversees us sometimes when my
sibling’s schedules at work overlapped. Our lives were simple. This lasted
until my elementary days. We parted and had different lives. I continued my studies
aided by my Father.

coming 2012 Mother’s day, I would like to shout out to the world that I am
blessed to experience the love of a mother through my siblings. I enjoyed my
youth because of them. They showered us with unconditional love. Imagine they
too desired my Mom’s love. Surely there were times that they cried because of
missing my Mom but selflessly they set aside their own things and worked
together to pampered and comforted us.  Yes
we had tough times together but more of laugh out loud moments. God helped us
to conquer the flood and made us united.
this I would love to commend my brothers and sisters for playing the role of a
siblings and a mother in one. Unlimited love, unlimited care, you are all great!

Happy Mother’s day to all Mother’s in flesh and in Care.

1 John 4:21

  21 And he has given us this command: Anyone who loves God must also love their brother and sister.