Jose Ma Montelibano
A few years ago, in the course of regular visits to the United States in order to build support for the Gawad Kalinga movement there, I discovered a most beautiful secret. It’s not that there are four million Filipinos in America, or that they remit what must be around $8 billion to relatives in the Philippines, or that Filipino families are among the highest family earners, or that medical practitioners are a critical presence in their health care system – it is because of all of these and more.
Cesar D. Candari, MD FCAP Emeritus
Daniel C. Fabito , MD FACS FPCS
Dr. Candari wrote an article entitled, “Medical missions to the Philippines may disappear” and stated, “The medical mission is the vanguard humanitarian endeavor of any Filipino medical and civic organizations. It shows no limit in their dedication, kindness, sympathy, charity, and genuine love for the poor people in our homeland” (Global Balita, August 16, 2012).
(L-R) Ms. Jade Rodriguez, Mr. Fidel Escurel, Dir. Marie Del Rosario – Apattad, andMs. Kristine Domagas
02 July 2015, Engr. Fidel Escurel, Head of the Middle East Network of Filipino Diaspora, awarded the PhP 40,000.00 worth educational assistance to the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) through Ms. Marie Del Rosario – Apattad (Director of the Project Management Division), Ms. Kristine Domagas (Emigrant Services Officer II), and Ms. Jade Rodriguez (Adopt-a-Scholar Project Officer). The said amount will cover one year’s tuition cost for the scholarship grant of a human trafficking survivor in Cebu.