In 2003, respected and popular broadcast journalist Ali Sotto lost her son, Miko, in a tragic accident. For a mother, the pain for losing a child is beyond words. But amidst the pain and grief, Ali Sotto decided to generously donate her son’s corneas to the Eye Bank Foundation of the Philippines in order to […]
In the 25 years of Eye Bank’s existence, it has retrieved and processed 25,127 corneas and sclera, 17,360 of which passed all safety and quality standards and have been distributed to waiting surgeons and patients around the Philippines. Eye Bank has been serving patients from as far north as Cagayan Valley to as far south […]
Who are some of Eye Bank’s donors whose donations caused major ripples? Edward James Gayda Lim – He is the son of TV host Toni Rose Gayda and grandson of Ms. Rosa Rosal, the legendary blood donation advocate of the Red Cross for many years and a good friend of the Eye Bank. He has […]
Two outstanding people who have contributed to the Eye Bank’s cause! Cecilia ‘Cheche’ Aldaba Lim-Lazaro, topnotch broadcast journalist who served as the founding president of Probe Productions Inc., and currently works with the online news website Rappler, is one of the many grateful recipients of cornea transplant. She continues to help the eye bank advocacy […]
Oct 7, 2020
The Eye Bank Foundation of the Philippines joins the international community in celebrating the World Sight Day! The World Sight Day is an annual day of awareness held on the second Thursday of October to focus global attention on blindness and vision impairment. 1 billion people around the world have a preventable vision impairment or […]
Oct 6, 2020
Even in the midst of COVID-19 pandemic, Eye Bank’s advocacy continues! Last October 07, 2020, the Eye Bank Foundation and partner satellite retrieval center Ilocos Training Regional Medical Center held its 1st Webinar on Eye and Tissue Donation Process. Dr. Richmond Siazon, ITRMC’s Department of Ophthalmology Head, gave the opening remarks for the participants which […]
Oct 3, 2020
The Eye Bank Foundation of the Philippines just got re-certified by the Philippine Council for NGO Certification (PCNC), and continues to be the lead non-government organization in eye banking in the Philippines. This 5-year re-accreditation by the PCNC is proof of the Eye Bank’s good governance, management, and accountability that meet PCNC standards. Being a […]
Oct 1, 2020
Good day, #PartnersInSight! It’s only 10 days before Eye Bank turns Silver! We invite you to tune it to our social media accounts as we remember and celebrate Eye Bank’s 25 years of serving the Filipino people through the eyes of love! #EyeBankPH25
Sep 29, 2020
As part of Eye Bank’s continuing commitment to meet the highest international standards in eye banking, the Santa Lucia International Eye Bank, owned and operated by the Eye Bank Foundation, underwent ISO 9001:2015 remote audit last September 09, 2020 in order to maintain its ISO certification. Currently, the Eye Bank is the only ISO-certified eye […]
Sep 28, 2020
Established on October 16, 1995, the Santa Lucia International Eye Bank of Manila (SLIEB) is turning silver this year! The SLIEB serves as the medical facility owned and operated by the Eye Bank Foundation dedicated to the collection, processing, evaluation, storage, and equitable distribution of high-quality cornea/eye tissues for transplant, research, and education. We invite […]
Nov 24, 2019
Through the dynamic and supportive leadership of Cagayan Valley Medical Center, the Eye Bank Foundation of the Philippines inaugurated its first-ever eye retrieval center in Region 2 – Cagayan Valley earlier this day, 25 November 2019. Eye Bank’s President and CEO, Dr. Minguita Padilla, together with CVMC Medical Center Chief Dr. Glenn Mathew Baggao, led […]
Nov 19, 2019
The Eye Bank Foundation became one of the grantees of Oracle NetSuite as it accepts and signs the grant acquisition earlier this day, November 20, 2019. Being the of the largest and leading tech companies in the world, Oracle NetSuite will be assisting Eye Bank in the optimization and digitization of its back-office processes and […]
Nov 11, 2019
For more than a decade, Jesse Theodore has signed-up as an organ donor. But when the health of his 52-year-old wife, Virginia, slowly deteriorated because of cancer, the attending community midwife gently encouraged the family to consider organ/tissue donation and advised them to visit Baguio General Hospital & Medical Center. While at his wife’s bedside, […]
Oct 17, 2019
Sa pangunguna ng Dr. Paulino J. Garcia Memorial Research and Medical Center (PJG), binuksan ang kauna-unahang Eye Bank Retrieval Center sa Region 3. Magsisilbi itong satellite office and retrieval center ng Eye Bank Foundation of the Philippines sa Nueva Ecija. Target ng Eye Bank na makipag-ugnayan sa mga kaanak ng namatay lalo na sa mga […]
Oct 15, 2019
Established on October 16, 1995, the Santa Lucia International Eye Bank of Manila (SLIEB) celebrated its 24th anniversary this October 2019. The SLIEB serves as the medical facility owned and operated by the Eye Bank Foundation dedicated to the collection, processing, evaluation, storage and equitable distribution of high quality cornea/eye tissues for transplant, research and […]
Sep 29, 2019
QUEZON CITY — The Eye Bank Foundation of the Philippines, through its President and CEO, Dr. Minguita Padilla, delivered a lecture on cornea and eye donation before key funeral homes and pre-need industry players, earlier this day, September 30, 2019. Hosted by Arlington Memorial Chapels and Crematory, several industry players such as Heritage Park, Sanctuarium, […]
Sep 29, 2019
Chateau Royale, Nasugbu — In observance of the Department of Health’s National Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Month, the Center for Health Development – Region IV-A, together with the Philippine Network for Organ Sharing (PhilNOS), launches series of lectures on organ and tissue donation. This day, September 30, 2019, Barangay Health Workers (BHWs) from the […]
Sep 26, 2019
DR. PAULINO J. GARCIA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL — In celebration of Department of Health’s observance of Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Month, Dr. Paulino J. Garcia Memorial Research and Medical Center (PJG) conducted an awareness forum. Administrative and medical personnel, doctors, nurses, and chiefs filled the Hospital’s auditorium and actively participated in the activity. The Philippine […]
The Eye Bank Foundation of the Philippines, along with its personnel and partners, extend warmest birthday greetings to Dr. Ma. Dominga B. Padilla..
Sep 12, 2019
QUEZON CITY — The Arlington Memorial Chapels & Crematory enters into formal partnership with the Eye Bank Foundation of the Philippines..
Sep 4, 2019
The story of Kobe Andrei Labro Tejero or Kobe for his friends, has touched many people especially in the community where he shared his life..
Sep 4, 2019
After the annual external audit conducted by TÜV SÜD, an international accreditation and inspection body, the Eye Bank Foundation maintained..
Sep 1, 2019
As part of its continuing commitment in addressing corneal blindness in the country, the Eye Bank Foundation of the Philippines forges partnership with Manila City Government..
Aug 22, 2019
MARIKINA CITY — Hospital administrators, doctors, chiefs, and nurse supervisors of Amang Rodriguez Memorial Medical Center (ARMMC) have gathered yesterday..
Aug 21, 2019
In the afternoon of August 20, 2019, a young man has joined the hands of our Creator. Death, especially death of a loved one, is one of the most difficult experience that a family has to face..
Aug 19, 2019
STA. ROSA, LAGUNA — The Eye Bank Foundation of the Philippines successfully conducted its awareness and capacity building at the Qualimed Hospital, Sta. Rosa, Laguna earlier this day, August 20, 2019..
Aug 14, 2019
The country’s leading medical institutions and organizations have gathered in the 1st Roundtable Discussion on Cornea and Eye Donation hosted by the Eye Bank Foundation at the Kimberly Hotel..
Aug 12, 2019
Just April this year, the Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center inaugurated its eye satellite and retrieval unit..
Aug 9, 2019
BAGUIO CITY — In celebration of Sight Saving Month, the Department of Health – Center for Health Development (CAR), Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center in partnership with Eye Bank Foundation..
Aug 5, 2019
RIZAL PROVINCIAL CAPITOL — Following the policy thrust of Eye Bank in reaching out to all possible partners, the Eye Bank paid a courtesy visit to Rizal Provincial Governor Rebecca ‘Nini’ Ynares..
Aug 3, 2019
In line with the month-long celebration of Sight Saving Month, the Philippines also observes White Cane Safety Day every August.
Aug 1, 2019
Through the administration of Eastern Laguna Medical Hospital, led by Hospital Administrator Nerrida Baja and the ELMH Medical Director, department and section heads of the Hospital attended the activity..
Jul 31, 2019
The Eye Bank Foundation of the Philippines, true to its mission in transforming lives through restoring sight and setting the highest standards..
Jul 26, 2019
The Eye Bank Foundation paid a courtesy meeting with Laguna Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bagamasbad, together with Laguna hospital chiefs and district heads yesterday, July 26, 2019..
Jul 20, 2019
The Eye Bank Foundation of the Philippines was featured in Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho’s segment tonight, July 21, 2019. Dr. Minguita Padilla, president and CEO of the Foundation..
Jul 19, 2019
Binuksan na ang kauna-unahang Eye Bank Unit sa Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center para hikayatin ang mas marami pang donors. Magsisilbi itong satellite office ng Eye Bank Foundation of the Philippines sa Baguio City.
Jul 9, 2019
Being the only state-of-the-art internationally-accredited eye banking facility in the country, the Eye Bank Foundation of the Philippines participated in the Conversation on Tobacco Control Initiatives..
Jul 2, 2019
Dra. Marie Antonette Pascual, Corporate Secretary of Eye Bank Foundation, discussed the impact of corneal donation from the doctor’s point of view.
The continuous distribution of eye tissue totally free of charge to charity/indigent patients throughout the country..
As part of its commitment to excellence and continuous learning, the Eye Bank helps improve..
The Eye Bank Surgical Fund was established in October 1999 with the support of the International Federation of Eye and Tissue Banks..
In its effort to make cornea/eye donation a ‘customary thing to do’ and make people realize that it is a beautiful legacy that can make a difference in other people’s lives..