The Concerned Doctors and Citizens of the Philippines (CDC Ph) recently marked its first founding anniversary with the appointment of respected professionals from the fields of medicine, business, news, and arts and culture.
In a statement, the CDC Ph said its new officers are Homer Lim, M.D., president; Mari Kaimo, vice-president; and Lovely Rivero, corporate secretary.
Dr. Lim, who earned his medical degree from the University of Santo Tomas (UST), has been in medical practice for 18 years, specializing in regenerative medicine, geriatrics, and fighting chronic degenerative diseases such as cancer, diabetes, Parkinson’s, and autoimmune disorders.
He is also currently serving as the Vice-President of the International Society for Integrated Anti-aging Medicine, and President of the Philippine Society for Orthomolecular Medicine, which promotes integrative medicine in South East Asia.
“The most effective weapon against the COVID-19 virus is accurate scientific information. CDC Ph has been and will always be at the forefront in disseminating data-based solutions that will save the lives and livelihoods of Filipinos,” said Dr. Lim, a much sought-after resource speaker on integrative medicine and cancer treatment, both in the Philippines and internationally.
Mari Kaimo, the incoming CDC Ph Vice-President, worked as a reporter, anchor, and program host for news and public affairs programs in major television networks for almost 2 decades. He has been the co-host of “The 700 Club,” the longest-running Christian television program in the country, and “The 700 Club Asia” since 1989. Mari also serves as Executive Director of Roof Chamber Media, a Dallas, Texas-based online Christian ministry, where he also co-hosts the regular podcast, “Roof Chamber Live!”
Lovely Rivero, the incoming CDC Ph corporate secretary, is a veteran actress, part-time TV host, an entrepreneur, and current chair of the Covid Task Force of the Rotary Club of Makati, Dasmariñas.
Rivero is president of Fabuloso Events and Entertainment, which has been booking Filipino bands, celebrities, and entertainers for international live entertainment concerts and events since 2003. She also distributes gourmet bottled food products under the brand name, A Taste of Love.
CDC Ph is a non-partisan organization composed of professionals and experts from the medical, health, business, financial, and research industries who are proposing science-driven, evidence-based solutions to the biggest challenges facing the nation during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Over the past year since its inception, CDCPH has been constantly reaching out to the COVID-19 Inter-Agency Task Force to provide medical solutions that prioritize boosting immunity, prophylactic regimens that prevent expensive hospitalizations, and early treatment protocols using repurposed drugs available in the market today.
CDC Ph has been advocating for data-based solutions to avoid the problems that have ravaged the economy over the past year and, as reported by the National Economic and Development Authority, will cost the economy another P300 billion in output losses in the next two weeks.
“If ever there was a time for Government to consider getting a second opinion on how to handle the pandemic,” Kaimo said, “… it is now.”