ROTARY INTERNATIONAL-VILLAGE AIDE PROGRAM PHILIPPINES THE MEDICAL MISSIONS RIP-OFF

Touring the Philippines at donors and often Australians tax payer expenses, shot some videos and go begging for money. "For the poor and needy?" We'll see....

Yeah!!! right! Take a look folks and send me some feed back if these videos look to you like they saved the country. Those tourists you see were the only beneficiaries of the missions. Two weeks in the Philippines they participated in 4 events for a duration of 4 hours each distributing some useless medicines mVAP-RIPOFF VILLAGE AIDE PROGRAM bogus medical mission.ostly vitamins on a first come first serve basis.

What they were doing the rest of the time? What else of course than spending time in the Inns of Panglao island, restaurants and massage on the beach and more... The cost of the medicines they distributed was almost zero, mostly donated, and only a fraction went to the poor the remaining will reach the shelves of a pharmacy to be sold. The cost of travel and entertaining themselves cost several thousands of dollars that regardless who paid for it could be donated for a real mission without them been there. Folks, here is how the scam goes:

The participants you see from NZ and AU paid $3500 to travel as "volunteers" to a VAP medical mission. (See vap.ph web site click on VOLUNTEERS link). Derek Pyrah convinced them they'll have great vacation time there and with the tax exemption certificate will provide them through the RAWCS the actual price will be less.

Have you guys had a great time? I doubt it. You could have better one on your own with that kind of money keeping your reputation intact. In fact, now days are not favorable to be seen with Pyrah and Collins in the Philippines, neither be actors in his deceitfully presented videos which I'll make sure are viewed around the world.. I participated in more than one of these mission and know what I'm talking about., I talked to quite a few of those "volunteers" and many of them know me we met in the Philippines during their stay. The closer you get to Pyrah and Collins the higher the risk to get ripped off.

But if for any reason you pretend you don't see you can only fool yourselves because chances are there is a greater posibility for chicken to survive a fox's visit in their coop than the medicins to arrive intact in the numbers received after a few days stay at Baby's pharmacy. No wonder Baby Garcia Calipusan (Eventually Collins) as owner of two pharmacies is traveling all over the Philippines to find clubs willing to participate on "medical missions. "For the heck of her Christian faith and compassion"? Please!! Gime a break!....

Let's get started. The video below was taken in Tubigon a town about 45 kilometers north of Tagbilaran. According to Director of the movie Derek Pyrah the mission was received in a "Rotarians party ambiance" by the Tubigon "Rotary community" But there isn't any Rotary club in Tubigon and the only Rotarian is a member of the Rotary club of Tagbilaran that has clearly disassociated from the VAP activities. No Rotary no Rotarians. so why they are going there for a mission? These are some the reasons;

There are two former Rotarians that sided with Dave Collins after he was kicked out of the Rotary club of Tagbilaran living there. Pharmacist Baby Garcia Calipusan -Collins has a hard time to find participating clubs to accept "missions" because they all know what;s behind her action. Those two former Rotarians are Carlos and Grace Campos presented in VAP's web site as " VAP Tubigon village managers". Curiously, No mention at all in the video. Observe the banner, no rotary club names, no Rotary logo, no district, no RAWCS .A phantom mission? So, did Rotarian

and Rotary community threw a party or not? Folks, Tubigon is a nice city neat progressive and economically stable compare to other towns in Bohol thanks to successive local officials that knew how best to exploit its geographical position just 45 minutes sail from Cebu.Do you think any of those officials will bother to to be present in a bogus mission? They all now the story, they are not that stupid as the crooks think they are. They all know the gang will distribute for 3-4 hours on a "first 3come first serve basis" try to kill the time distributing as less as possible, as long as they can shot the video hoping that you Aussie will buy the story and contribute. (February 2 update. As of January first 2009 there is now a Rotary Club in Tubigon Bohol.)

Same story in Ubay, a town further north of Tubigon, distanced about 40 kilometers from there. I will not embed it , waist of bandwidth, but if you want to see it's here Ironically there is a Rotary Club in this town THE ROTAY CLUB OF UBAY. This club was solicited but refused to participate. They know the story, no wonder never mentioned by the VAP 'web site even less in the video. There is also another controversy. Where was Cory Ann Verge during the "mission" in her camp? Not a single foto of her in the video. And now this:

Why Derek Pyrah and Collins try to convince you that he still has a stronghold in Bohol? Here is the answer. First he refuges to capitulate and digest the humiliation suffered by their eviction from the ROTARY CLUB OF TAGBILARAN resulting in losing the golden egg that was feeding their bank accounts. No more Matching Grants to manipulate, no donations that never been recorded in the club's accounting log, to name just few examples.They are under fire to go in the defense by using offending tactics towards the RCT and a mythical propaganda Derek Pyrah knows so well the job to convince his partners in AU including the RAWCS that he's still a player in Bohol and the darling of the district 3860. A pure mythology delivered by liars and con artists. They now have to bribe to survive. I'll come back to tell you who and where.

There is also a very informative slide show in the YouTube site and it's here Take a look, very interesting, you'll be happy to meet them.

Enjoy!

On the right side are some links to other stories of my blog. Click to read from this Rotarian who 's fighting the crooks for the dignity of the Filipinos that I as a husband and father of 2 all Pinoy children I have shared their pain.

Those Filipinos from whom this gang is enriching themselves by fooling them with a few tablets of vitamins, useless medications a few cans of sardines some unnecessary construction projects paying only a fraction of the donations received and all these for the picture and the hoopla to convince donors to contribute.

Their visits did not improve their lives in any way. Many foreign and Filipino organizations conducted real medical missions where hundreds of poor were operated free of charge for life threatening illness. In Bohol, thanks to Fancy Baluyot president of the PHILIPPINES GIFT OF LIFE thousands of indigenous people have received treatment and surgery over the years; She never had a web site never made a video, never a demagogic comment. Just action.

likewise, the gang, giving a few tablets of Paracetamol and some vitamins they published it all over YouTube brought with them Rotarians tourists disguised in "volunteers" for the only purpose of filming and a testimonial that "all is fine". But is not! nothing is fine. Keep in touch, I'll tell you more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Below are some of the main pages you'll find on the site.

VAP-ripoff Village aide Program Philippines. Do they look philanthropists to you?
The philanthropists- crooks Take a close look on these photos. Is there any one can contradict my assertion that their appearance has nothing to do with the philantThe Philanthropistshropists? Why they have to look wealthy, glamorous wearing silk gown, tuxedo, bold tie or tie while in a booth pledging money for the poor? Doesn't look to you like a store where we are selling poverty by the kilo to people passing by?

VILLAGE AIDE PROGRAM (VAP rip-off)

as we know it. Sick and tired of all those "philanthropists" begging us for money for the “poor children in the third world”! They are all over thEVAN ILIADIS ROTARY INTERNATIONAL-VILLAGE AIDE PROGRAM PHILIPPINES VAP-RIP-OFFe web, in the streets, malls, airports, PP presentations in Rotary and other clubs and associations and I'm sure I missed many!. How much of this money will actually reach the destination intended? Dear reader,s not the first time you are reading this. You heard before about crooks in the charities business, don't you? CLICK to read more...

THE TRIAL Conflicts, misunderstanding rivalry exists within any group of people that gather to achieve a common goal, be a club, a church or a fraternity; usually will end uRotary International-Village Aide Program Philippines.The Trialp with the exclusion of one party preserving so the unity of the group, exclusion not always carefully and rightfully planned and executed. The last place you would have expect this to happen is the Rotary International. Is this the first time that happened? We don’t know. Don’t count on Rotary to tell you, neither on active Rotarians. It’s a secret. Click here to read more

MATCHING GRANTS ON SALE!
You are a new President and don't know how to successfully apply for a MG? (MatchiRotary International-Village Aide Program Philippines Matching Grants on Saleng Grant) The VAP (Village Aide Program) has the best you can find in the org. Top quality, always fresh, certified audited by two Rotary districts, no bugs or defects..And it's free! He will even pay you to apply!. Click to read more

THE BEGGINING
joined the Rotary club of Tagbilaran (RCT for short) sometime in the year 1997-98 -I believe – and began restructuring the club in their own way and tactics to beRotary International-Village Aide Program Philippines
The beginningcome the leaders “the most indispensable members, the ones who will elevate the glory of the RCT to the international level thanks to their connections abroad”  (Both are Americans citizens, Baby Collins did not apply to regain her Filipino citizenship as of the year 2005)Their first task was to get rid of members susceptible ...Click to read more

OTHER PEOPLE MONEY. WHERE IS IT? Let's take a walk through history starting some time in the year 2005 and talk http://vap-ripoff.org/VAP opponents.htmlabout the then DG Bob Richard. I have in my archives a mail he sent to Derek Pyrah making him fuming like an angry dragon. For respect to the PDG I'm not going to publish it although he wasn't the one sent it to me but forwarded by Dave Collins Click to read more

Christopher Bennetts: "I have lived in Cebu for around 3 years and met many of the expats. There are a few good guys here but I hae to say the majority are not worthRotary International-Village Aide program Philippines Christopher Bennetts knowing. Philippines seems to be a refuge for people running away from problems or life in general. People that can not make it back home.hris Bennetts, a Rotarian and president of the Rotary Club of Central Mactan (Cebu island Philippines) As a former Rotarian myself it was natural to pay some attention to this intriguing story" Read more

THE MEDICAL MISSIONS RIP-OFF Touring the Philippines at donors and often Australians taxpayer expenses, shot some videos and go begging for VAP-RIPOFF VILLAGE AIDE PROGRAM bogus medical mission.money. "For the poor and needy?"Those tourists you see were the only beneficiaries.Two weeks in the Philippines they participated in 4 medical missions for a duration of 4 hours each Click t read more

THE CASATE VILLAGE DROUGHT RELEIF RIP-OFF Some time in the year 2006 Dave Collins and Derek Pyrah were unhappy that not enough money flows on the VAP account in the PhilipVILLAGE AIDE PROGRAM  A former manager's Diary the cassate drought relief operation ripoffpines. This can be demonstrated in several mails exchanged I have in file. In these mails they are looking for ways to increase their income “for the poor and needy” out side the Rotary where apparently the collect didn’t work as they wanted to. The Matching Grand Applications to TRF were slow to produce, too bureaucratic for a Collins as anxious he can be. They decided to seek instant gratification by inventing a Darfour situation in the North of the island in a place named Ubay in the village of Cassate. Click to read more

VillVILLAGE AIDE PROGRAM the story of a scam.AGE AIDE PROGRAM the story of a scam.
A band of crooks the Rotary International shouldbe embarrassed and ashamed.

Recived a mail from Maita Manglapus President of the Rotary Club of Mactan Cebu Philippines. I replied to her with a short comment, but giving it a second thought It deserves more than a few sentences. After all, the president consecrated time to express her opinion in the most  polite manner, I owe her  to reciprocate

VILLAGE AIDE PROGRAM Vap report to RAWCS

The whole thing here was crafted with only one objective: To impress and turn the interested parties attention away from the real isVILLAGE AIDE PROGRAM Vap report to RAWCSsue: Unverifiable crooked numbers. Coloured version of the report, black and white version, quicken generated versions (I was his teacher on this last one!..) General Electric stupid stories, executive version, short version, long versions, kiss my ass version and the like...

Village Aide Program Philippines Volunteers

Derek Pyrah convinced them to come toBohol for the RCT officers' induction but his real reason was, what else, the picture looking at the toilets!. Now youare showing them as volunteers! Mission accomplished..What exactly they did? What they inspected? Does any one of them knows the cost of a toilet?

Village Aide program Philippines Cory Ann Verge Village of Cassate Bohol.

Cory Ann was a member of this club (RCT) and was receiving some financial aide from the VAP for a feeding program she established in the day care of the Cassate village. But the Club disassociated its position from the VAP due to financial anomalies that surfaced from the aid the (VAP) was receiving from the ROTARY INTERNATIONAL individuals and corporations. Read more

Village Aide program Philippines Mrs Sing Story

Any one donating to the charities, what you are about to read in this site is the actions of a few bad apples members of the ROTARY INTERNATIONAL. Hiding the facts isn't doing any good, just will prolong the sin, enrich some to the detriment of others, members and donors losing trust in Rotary in its ability to prevent fraud through the Matching Grants process to the clubs.

Village Aide Program Philippines the Managers

Derek Pyrah said: