HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 91-4664, by Representatives P. Johnson, Sheldon, Brough, Ballard, Forner, Silver, Prentice, Kremen, Grant, Chandler, Rayburn, Nealey, Roland, Hargrove, May, Horn, Wood, Mitchell, Betrozoff, Casada, Wynne, R. Johnson, Hochstatter, Morton, Broback, Vance, Padden, Fuhrman, Moyer, Mielke and Tate


     WHEREAS, The Philippine Children's Medical Fund was founded in 1990 to assist Filipino children that have serious medical needs that are correctable only with medical treatment available in the United States; and

     WHEREAS, Nelfa Manugas and Dominico "Loloy" Molina are from remote areas in the Philippines, and have medical conditions that require sophisticated medical treatment available only in the United States.  These children are the pilot cases for the Philippine Children's Medical Fund; and

     WHEREAS, Doctor Wayne L. Dickason has taken the medical lead on both children's cases, has committed to perform the many reconstructive surgeries on both children, and has already performed a sixteen-hour surgery, assisted by Doctor David H. Slepyan, on young Nelfa; and

     WHEREAS, Reverend Dennis Caturia founded the Philippine Children's Medical Fund, organized and coordinated all of the services that have been donated to meet the children's needs, and is acting, with his wife Cindy, as the children's host family; and

     WHEREAS, Providence Medical Center, St. Peter Hospital, Anesthesia Resources, Inc., Doctor Michael W. Potter, and many other people and organizations have donated their services and facilities to help Nelfa and Loloy;

     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives recognize and honor the Philippine Children's Medical Fund, and all the people and organizations that have contributed to it, for the outstanding services it provides; and

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives to Reverend Dennis Caturia.


     I hereby certify this to be a true and correct copy of

     Resolution 4664 adopted by the House of Representatives

                         April 12, 1991.




       Alan Thompson, Chief Clerk, House of Representatives