The Dr. Pablo O. Torre Foundation, Inc. (DPOTF) had its beginning in 1991 when the family of the late Dr. Pablo O. Torre decided to organize a Foundation on honor of the memory of a man who possessed an extraordinary passion and unselfish love for the underprivileged.
The Dr. Pablo O. Torre Foundation, a non-sectarian, non-partisan and non-profit organization was established with the vision of improving the lives of the impoverished Negrenses. It was on April 1, 1991 that the Foundation was registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission and on December 3, 2001 with the Bureau of Internal Revenues (BIR). The Foundation was likewise granted by the Philippine Council for NGO Certification (PCNC) a 3-year certification as Donee institution status in June 2003.
For the past fifteen (15) years of the Foundation’s existence, it has served a number of beneficiaries through its various programs and services such as medical missions or free clinics, donations to various schools and institutions, helping indigent patients who are confined on our base hospital and in other government hospitals. Referral services are also provided to our indigent patients for fund support and skills training for interested members of our adopted communities.
The Foundation has employed a social worker who assists in the effective implementation of its programs. Likewise, a number of volunteers from different fields are also helping in the implementation of its programs and services.
Dr. Pablo O. Torre Scholarship
The Dr. Pablo O. Torre Foundation assists poor but deserving students avail of quality Christian education through its scholarship program, the Dr. Pablo O. Torre Scholarship. This scholarship includes a stipend and discounts on tuition and miscellaneous fees at Riverside College. Scholars can continuously avail of the above-mentioned privileges in the succeeding semesters as long as he/she maintains an average of 90% and above and has no grade below 85%. The Foundation’s Scholarship Program has produced graduates who successfully practice their professions here and abroad.
Aside from educational opportunities, the Dr. Pablo O. Torre Foundation also embarks on outreach programs through medical missions, free clinics, and community welfare services. Residents of selected barangays are given free medical consultation by volunteer hospital staff, Pediatric, OB Gyne and Internal Medicine residents and interns, in coordination with Riverside College. Beneficiaries also receive free medicines and free laboratory examinations.
Acting as the financial arm for the Foundation, the annual Dr. Pablo O. Torre Memorial Golf Tournament raises funds for the various programs of the Foundation. It is usually held during the week preceding the celebration of the RMC Founder’s Day on June 29.
Another outreach program of the Foundation comes in the form of donations of medical and educational equipment to deserving institutions. If you or your company is interested in making donations or assisting the Foundation in any way, please contact our Foundation Office at the 5th Floor, Pharmacy Bldg., Dr. Pablo O. Torre Memorial Hospital – Tel. No. 705-0000 / 433-7331. Look for Ms. Jolly Mider.
“Poverty” is a vicious cycle – a situation handed down from generation to generation”.
Individuals who belong to the lower ladder of the society’s economic structure are often deprived of opportunities in life – EDUCATIONAL, CULTURAL, TECHNOLOGICAL and SOCIAL advancement are always out of their reach. Ironically, these opportunities that should pave way to a better life instead widen the gap between the underprivileged and the economically sufficient class. Despite its economic advances, Negros Occidental also has people belonging to the economically disadvantaged class.
The desire to make a difference in the lives of the marginalized Negrenses is the reason behind the existence of the Dr. Pablo O. Torre Foundation, Inc., a non-partisan, non-sectarian and non-profit organization founded in honor of the memory of a man who possessed an extraordinary passion and unselfish love for the underprivileged, DR. PABLO O. TORRE.