Physician brings aid from US for Zambo evacuees, indigents PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 23 October 2013 10:59

A retired Filipino physician based in St. Louis,  Missouri, U.S.A. has brought to Zamboanga City volumes of medicines and wheelchairs intended for indigent people and those affected by the recent armed conflict and flooding.

Dr. Napoleon Maminta, a native of Surigao City and married to a Zamboangueña nurse who belongs to the Saavedra clan of Tetuan, told Daily Zamboanga Times that he came all the way from St. Louis, Missouri and personally turned $300,000 worth of medicines and 50 wheelchairs to the Ateneo Medical Assistance for Doctorless Areas (AMADA) for distribution to recipients.

Maminta explained that the assistance is intended for Zamboangueños affected by the conflict brought about by the MNLF attack and the recent massiveflooding.

He said they had a medical mission the other day in which all of the beneficiaries came from poor families.

Maminta said that with support from donors in the United States, they have become partner of AMADA in giving assistance to indigent people here for more than a decade now.

He added that aside from being Filipinos, he and his family are very concerned on the welfare of Zamboanga City folks  as his wife is a Zamboangueña.

Maminta said that with the help of other donors they will continue helping the poor people in the city. – Dan Toribio Jr.