Sometime in 2007 after one of our surgical missions, Dr. Cacdac found out that there were more than 20 children waiting to be shunted. It was after a meeting with Harley and Debbie Sy of the SM FOUNDATION that Dr. Cacdac started going back and forth to the Philippines to donate his time and effort...


Hydrocephalus has traditionally been referred to as “water in the brain”. In fact, it refers to the buildup of excess cerebrospinal fluid in the brain. Hydrocephalus can be congenital (acquired at birth) or acquired (occurs as a result of an event whether a disease, accident or infection)...


The Hydrocephalus Foundation of the Philippines, Inc. (HFPI) is non-stock, non-profit organization registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission since May 14, 2010. It was established to address the need in providing support and assistance to patient and families affected by hydrocephalus and provide assistance for their diagnosis and treatment.

The foundation was formed by the group with a common and special interest in helping children afflicted with hydrocephalus.


To raise awareness of this condition both in the lay and medical communities.

To obtain donation and funding from agencies, foundation, corporations, and individuals, so that assistance both financially and medically can be provided for these indigent children.

To network with other healthcare provides specially neurosurgeons, neurologist, immunologist, and pediatricians to facilitate the early diagnosis, care and treatment of these patients.

When funding is available, statistics and a database of all children with hydrocephalus shall be compiled so the Foundation will be able to keep track of its objectives and improve its functions.

The Foundation’s vision for perpetuity and sustainability can only be accomplished with assistance from both non-governmental agencies and good-hearted individuals but mostly from the Philippine governmental agencies who has jurisdictions on these unfortunate children.

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