In November 2018, we donated two ultrasound machines and a sophisticated bipolar resectoscope system mainly for bladder and benign prostate procedures to the City of Davao. This was done with our support of the 4th Sino Asia Pacific International Medical Forum and 46th Sino Luso International Medical Forum, which was titled, “Medical Education, Innovations and Health Sciences.” We brought doctors from Australia, Germany, Portugal, Hong Kong and mainland China to conduct trainer the trainer programs.
This was enhanced with our strong Chinese surgical team guests who performed the removal of more than 80 grams of a prostate mass tumor, with the local Filipino patient recovering fully the next morning.
Sir Billy Chan KCR, and Sir Manson Fok KCR, World Brothers Chapter of Knights of Rizal with Davao City Health Officials at the Royal Mandaya Hotel Davao, November 27, 2018
Chinese doctors from Sino Asia Pacific Medical forum at Southern Philippines Medical Center performing 80grams prostate tumor removal surgery, November 26, 2018.
Sir Billy Chan, KCR, and Sir Manson Fok KCR, International Brothers Chapters Knights of Rizal, at the Southern Philippines Medical Center with local doctors, Davao, November 26, 2018
Starting out for 2019, we are supporting the inaugural Sino-Phil Asia International Peace Awards on March 5-6, 2019. This will award delegates from around the world who have promoted peace, including Secretary of Health of the Philippines Francisco Duque III.
We are also welcoming U.S. Senator Emmanuel Jones from State of Georgia as well as
Dr. Harley Seyedin, President of the American Chamber of Commerce of South China who was awarded the prestigious Thomas Jefferson Medal by President Obama and also a No-bel Business Peace Prize by the Nobel Economic Committee in Oslo, Norway.
Apart from Health Secretary Dr. Duque, our laureates from the Philippines include Senator Win Gatchalian, Dr. Sergion Ortiz-Luis Jr., Chairman of the Philippine Chamber of Com-merce, and Mrs. Soccoro Ramos, founder of the National Book Store of the Philippines.
Other laureates include Dr. Jiafu Ji, President of the Peking University Cancer Hospital &
Institute, Dr. Hurley Myers, Emeritus Professor of physiology and internal medicine also the Associate Dean of School of Medicine at Southern Illinois University, and Dr. Ahmad Sheibani Nia of Iran, a dentist who has dedicated his life to performing free dentistry for the people of Iran.
From Europe, we welcome Dr. Koen de Ridder, a Belgian diplomat now serving as the Director of the Confucius Institute in Brussels and many VIPs from Sweden, United Kingdom and Austria.
Moreover, promoting healthcare locally is indeed a high priority for us and we will be
raising funds in 2019 to donate over 2 million pesos of medical equipment to hospitals in the Philippines.
We hope our humble first steps will continue to strengthen the Filipino people and honor the legacy of the great Dr. Jose Rizal.