Blogs

Category: News, Stories

Oct 10, 2020

Eye Bank’s Partners In Sight: Ali Sotto and Miko Sotto

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 […]

Category: News, Stories

Oct 10, 2020

The Moving Forces of Eye Bank: Founding Personalities

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 […]

Category: News, Stories

Oct 10, 2020

Eye Bank’s Partners In Sight: Major Ripples

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 […]

Category: News, Stories

Oct 10, 2020

Eye Bank’s Partners In Sight: Cheche Lazaro, Jun de Leon

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 […]

Category: News

Oct 7, 2020

Eye Bank Celebrates World Sight Day!

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 […]

Category: News

Oct 6, 2020

Eye Bank’s Advocacy Continues!

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 […]

Category: News

Oct 3, 2020

Eye Bank Gets PCNC Certification!

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 […]

Category: News

Oct 1, 2020

10 Days Left Before Eye Bank Turns Silver!

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

Category: News

Sep 29, 2020

Eye Bank Processes ISO Certification

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 […]

Category: News

Sep 28, 2020

Eye Bank Turns Silver this 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 […]

Category: News

Nov 24, 2019

First Eye Retrieval Center in Cagayan Valley, Successfully Inaugurated!

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 […]

Category: News

Nov 19, 2019

Oracle NetSuite Awards Eye Bank With Software Grant

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 […]

Category: Stories

Nov 11, 2019

Family Turns Tragedy Into Blessing

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, […]

Category: News

Oct 17, 2019

Kauna-unahang Eye Bank sa Region 3, Pinasinayaan!

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 […]

Category: News

Oct 15, 2019

Eye Bank Foundation’s Medical Facility Celebrates 24th Anniversary

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 […]

Category: News

Sep 29, 2019

Key Funeral Homes and Pre-need Industry Players Hold Awareness Forum on Cornea and Eye Donation!

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, […]

Category: News

Sep 29, 2019

Eye Bank Strengthens Advocacy in Batangas!

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 […]

Category: News

Sep 26, 2019

Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Forum in Cabanatuan City, Successfully Launched!

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 […]

Category: Events, News

Sep 16, 2019

Eye Bank’s President Celebrates 60th Birthday

The Eye Bank Foundation of the Philippines, along with its personnel and partners, extend warmest birthday greetings to Dr. Ma. Dominga B. Padilla..

Category: News

Sep 12, 2019

Arlington Memorial Chapels Signs Memorandum of Agreement

QUEZON CITY — The Arlington Memorial Chapels & Crematory enters into formal partnership with the Eye Bank Foundation of the Philippines..

Category: Stories

Sep 4, 2019

From Kobe to Joaquin: The Hero’s Legacy Lives On

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..

Category: News

Sep 4, 2019

Eye Bank Foundation Continues to Meet Highest International Eye Banking Standards

After the annual external audit conducted by TÜV SÜD, an international accreditation and inspection body, the Eye Bank Foundation maintained..

Category: News

Sep 1, 2019

Eye Bank Foundation Forges Partnership with Manila City Government

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..

Category: News

Aug 22, 2019

Eye Bank’s Advocacy in Marikina City: Making the Shoe Capital Partner In Sight

MARIKINA CITY — Hospital administrators, doctors, chiefs, and nurse supervisors of Amang Rodriguez Memorial Medical Center (ARMMC) have gathered yesterday..

Category: Stories

Aug 21, 2019

Kobe Andrei Tejero: Hero of Samar, First Eye Tissue Donor of Eastern Visayas

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..

Category: News

Aug 19, 2019

Eye Bank Strengthens Advocacy in Laguna

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..

Category: News

Aug 14, 2019

First Roundtable on Cornea and Eye Donation, Successfully Launched

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..

Category: Stories

Aug 12, 2019

The Story of Eye Banking in Baguio City: Sharing the Gift of Sight, Transcending Cultural Boundaries

Just April this year, the Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center inaugurated its eye satellite and retrieval unit..

Category: News

Aug 9, 2019

Baguio City Strengthens Commitment in Cornea and Eye Donation

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..

Category: News

Aug 5, 2019

Eye Bank Foundation forges partnership with the Rizal Provincial Government

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..

Category: Events

Aug 3, 2019

Eye Bank Celebrates White Cane Safety Day

In line with the month-long celebration of Sight Saving Month, the Philippines also observes White Cane Safety Day every August.

Category: News

Aug 1, 2019

Eye Bank Conducts First Awareness and Capacity Building Forum on Cornea and Eye Donation in Eastern Laguna

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..

Category: Events

Jul 31, 2019

Eye Bank Celebrates Sight Saving Month

The Eye Bank Foundation of the Philippines, true to its mission in transforming lives through restoring sight and setting the highest standards..

Category: News

Jul 26, 2019

Eye Bank Starts Partnership with Laguna Provincial Hospitals

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..

Category: News

Jul 20, 2019

Eye Bank Foundation of the Philippines featured in Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho

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..

Category: News

Jul 19, 2019

Kauna-unahang Eye Bank, Binuksan sa Baguio City

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.

Category: News

Jul 9, 2019

Eye Bank Foundation Joins Multi Stakeholder Conversation on Universal Health Care

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..

Category: News

Jul 2, 2019

Eye Bank Foundation Conducts Cornea and Eye Donation Awareness Workshop-Forum in Makati Medical Center

Dra. Marie Antonette Pascual, Corporate Secretary of Eye Bank Foundation, discussed the impact of corneal donation from the doctor’s point of view.

Category: Projects

Jun 30, 2019

Continuous Distribution of Free Eye Tissue for Charity Patients

The continuous distribution of eye tissue totally free of charge to charity/indigent patients throughout the country..

Category: Projects

Jun 30, 2019

Training and Research Projects

As part of its commitment to excellence and continuous learning, the Eye Bank helps improve..

Category: Projects

Jun 30, 2019

Eye Bank Surgical Fund

The Eye Bank Surgical Fund was established in October 1999 with the support of the International Federation of Eye and Tissue Banks..

Category: Projects

Jun 30, 2019

Public Information Drive and Education Campaign

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..