Friday, October 31, 2008

Nomination of Hernando B Delizo, MD to 2009 UST TOTAL Awards

14 October 2008



c/o UST Office for Alumni Relations

Room 108 Ground Floor

UST Main Building

Espana, Manila , The Philippines

Phone: (632) 406 16 11 loc 8556




GREETINGS of prosperity, good health, peace and unending grace!

I write to formally nominate Dr Hernando Bianes Delizo of UST-Medicine 1984 to The Outstanding Thomasian Alumni (TOTAL) Awards 2009 in the award category of Health-Medical.

I am Emmanuel Mario B Santos, also known in the journalism circle as Marc Guerrero. I am chief editor of theMAGAZINE, theBUSINESS Paper, DiyaryoClinica (DC) and executive producer of PHTV (Paglalakbay for Health Television). I was born on the 14th of October at the UST Hospital. My late father, Mariano G Santos, a CPA, had told me a number of times in little anecdotes that our grandfather, Senor Don Guillermo Santos, one of the first Filipino principals and superintendents during the American Thomasites, was a classmate of Commonwealth President Manuel Luis Quezon back in the Universitas of Dr Jose Protacio Rizal Mercado y Alonzo Realonda. My son Marvin Myles Santos, now 24 and a budding actor, was a student of UST Fine Arts and Design (CFAD)-Advertising at the turn of the 21st century. So, therefore, I take liberty in calling myself an "honorary alumnus" of the UST and a “Thomasian by heart and spirit.”

I am nominating Hernando B Delizo, MD, MBA, FPCP, FPSGM on my own free will and without his knowledge, until I told him recently, for three reasons:


Dr Hernando Bianes Delizo, a cum laude (BS Gen 1980) at UST, after 30 years of practice had evolved himself from a junior physician-partner to nuclear medicine specialist, Dr Juan Torres, into having a thriving medical practice of his very own as an Internal Medicine doctor who specializes in endocrinology, geriatrics, metabolism and diabetes.


Dr Hernando Bianes Delizo, even before he took and completed in the 2001 his MBA studies in the Ateneo-Regis Program, had successfully founded a number of entrepreneurial ventures in medical healthcare, such as but not limited to Mediserv fronting UST, Clinica Manila in SM Megamall, Wellness Place in Quezon City, Wellcare Clinics in the Calabarzon areas, among others.

Mediserv is the first diagnostic center that brought its laboratories to public view.

Clinica Manila is the first-ever ambulatory clinic or outpatient clinic in a mega shopping mall that, 15 years after, every OPD in town replicated, if not copied.

Wellness Place is the first privately-run "care home" for elders or elderlies not managed and operated by the government or NGOs.

Wellcare Clinics are one of the first mini-Clinica Manilas that put up shop in the provinces.

And that is why, I called Dr Delizo the "first Filipino healthcare retailer in the private sector," because those four health facilities founded on strong and unwavering entrepreneurial mind, character and spirit of and by a Filipino are thriving than ever before. Dr Delizo need not wear the hat of a nurse in order to get an entry-level job in the US.


Dr Hernando Bianes Delizo "returned" to publishing and producing after 30 years when we first met in a public high school (Aguinaldo HS in Quiapo) campus paper: he, as editor of our English organ, The Pioneer, and I, editor of our Tagalog paper, Ang Usbong.

{We were already publishing and producing, somewhat professionally, I can say now with all honesty (because we work full hours in printing presses and put up livestage programs here and there, and so on) at 16 years old when girls and boys our age were still playing until they dropped. It was also during one of the December celebration of Boys and Girls Week when, I remember vividly now, that instead of taking his designation as Boy Councilor of Manila, the honor student that was Hernando Delizo chose to serve as Boy Director of Ospital ng Maynila, where he sat in and “worked” at the real Ospital director’s office, even for just a week. Upon his graduation, the young Delizo who told our principal that he was taking up Medicine in college after being asked so, was (sort of) “underestimated” by the principal because Delizo came from a family of modest means. The rest… )

Dr Delizo is publisher of OPD or OutPatient Digest Magazine for doctors (now defunct, but enhanced into) theMAGAZINE of Health & Wellness, a quarterly gloss on tourism, health and entrepreneurship, and also of theBUSINESS Paper, first broadsheet newspaper for small business (larger in size than the Philippine Daily Inquirer, Philippine Star or Manila Bulletin, same size as the Wall Street Journal or Business Mirror), and of DiyaryoClinica (DC), first glossy-newsletter resource (in newspaper format) for ambulatory clinics the size of tabloids in the US.

Dr Delizo is producer of PHTV or Paglalakbay for Health TV that is experimenting on coverage of livestage presentations by commercial TV production which is broadcasted live or in real time over web TV. He is piloting the same PHTV medical-value health & wellness travel & tourism educational program this year for broadcast over The Filipino Channel (TFC) next year. Dr Delizo is also weblogging.

We were reunited by providence in 2005.

Other reasons why I am nominating Dr Delizo to the 2009 TOTAL Awards: He is married, and married happily, to another Thomasian, Dra Marissa dela Cruz Delizo of UST Medicine 1984. They have been raising four doting children, triumphantly, two of whom were orphaned babies when they took them as their own, and two biological children of their own – all of them happy, healthy and smart. Both parents were oozing with compassion in their hearts. Dr Delizo does not keep the graces to himself. He is incubating and supporting the next entrepreneurs who can follow suit, something that is worth emulating, right?

I am also attaching and enclosing in all my communiqués as regards this nomination all copies of body of works that Dr Delizo had achieved in the past 20 to 30 years.

THANK YOU for your very kind consideration, good health and God bless!





Friday, October 24, 2008

Quezon City Chamber of Commerce and Industry (QCCCI) Inaugurates First Health & Wellness Business Stakeholders' Forum


QCCCI Inaugurates First Health & Wellness Business Stakeholders’ Forum

FRESH from a tour of four foreign and local health and business conferences, Hernando B Delizo, MD as president of Quezon City Chamber of Commerce and Industry (QCCCI) is inaugurating with theBUSINESS Paper and PHTV { Paglalakbay for Health Television at } a first in a series of “Well business is healthy business” stakeholders’ forum on Tuesday, the 28th of October 2008, from 12-8PM at Plaza Ibarra, Timog Ave, Quezon City, with some support from the Philippine Long Distance Telephone (PLDT) company.

Dr Delizo graced the World Medical Tourism and Global Healthcare Forum in San Francisco (California, USA), 34th Philippine Business Conference (PBC) & Expo, 22nd Confederation of AsiaPacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CACCI) and 2008 Philippine Health and Wellness Tourism Summit, respectively, in pursuit of health and business wisdom that people may be inspired upon to live by. He is hosting the QCCCI stakeholders’ forum for the national, provincial and regional business networks of the 59,000 establishments housed in Quezon City, the only premier city in The Philippines whose One town-one product (OTOP) program as per the Dept of Trade & Industry (DTI) is health & wellness, and that is why it is dubbed as the “healthcare and wellness hub in the metropolis.” The administration of Quezon City Mayor Feliciano ‘Sonny’ Belmonte Jr with close interactive relationship with the Delizo QCCCI leadership in matters of health & wellness business is proving that public and private partnership can work for common good.

QCCCI stakeholders’ forum will launch the “Healthy Lifestyle Directory for Quezon City,” published by DTI national capital region (NCR), with DTI-NCR director Grace Soller leading the book launch.

QCCCI stakeholders’ forum will be keynoted by Ms Eva Kiess, lead person of Accreditation Canada International. She will talk about the impact to Philippine society of global healthcare accreditation and its direct link to education in accord with worldclass standards of Canada, a welfare society, which Clinica Manila by Ambulatory Healthcare Institute carries. Kiess said, this will be the first time an official Canadian ministry is initiating accreditation processes in the entire Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region, from The Philippines.

QCCCI stakeholders’ forum will bring together again leaders who matter in business and health beyond Quezon City, led by resource persons Antonio Keh of Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI), geriatrist Dr Mike Ramos of Saint Luke’s Hospital, Carmina Desales of Capitol Medical Center, Ms Renu Gidoomal the medispa management expert, QC Councilor Dorothy Delarmente, top Nursing reviewer Dean Carl Balita, Ambassador Donald Dee of U-Act, Gabby Cui and Jane Calilung of PLDT SME Nation, pediatric specialist Dra Lyn Balita and HR specialist Raffy Chico, QCCCI directors.

Together with Dr Delizo, the speakers will tackle about opportunities in global healthcare with the QCCCI President’s “Health & wellness quest map” as user-friendly template for starting up and sustaining micro, small & medium businesses, startups and other entrepreneurial ventures.

Beginning in 2007, QCCCI President Delizo, founder of such viable health & wellness entrepreneurships such as but not limited to Clinica Manila, Mediserv, Wellness Place and Wellcare Clinics even before he and Dept of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Ace Durano became Masters in Business Administration (MBA) classmates at the Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU)-Regis MBA Program, had been inspiring upon businesspeople that health & wellness is not only for stakeholders in medical healthcare. According to the Dr Delizo health & wellness quest map, even the agriculture, industrial, commercial, service and technological sectors will profit in his integrative program of well business as healthy business.

Delizo went on inaugurating various media programs that advanced the causes for The Philippines as “preferred desti-nation” of medical-value health & wellness travel & tourism and for Quezon City as sister city of Singapore in matters of healthcare – from the First Medical Tourism Asia forum in Singapore and First Medical Travel Congress in Malaysia to a few others in the US and Europe, up to this San Francisco USA event.

Delizo said, the US Bay Area forum was “important since all ‘sellers’ of healthcare went to be where the biggest market of medical travelers come from.” Past conferences were held where it is being delivered (which is Asia). What added up to the Frisco forum significance, Delizo added, was “employers were also there to listen.”

Assessing the recent PBC and CACCI where he was delegate, Dr Delizo whose Clinica Manila is bona fide member of PCCI, pointed out: “PBC was more of the same… general planning and discussion… basically, a perfect forum for social networking.” He described CACCI, on the other hand, as a “good platform for global business networking that should be able to stimulate knowledge and skills exchange.” Delizo, however, lamented the fact that participation in both confabs were limited to the upper or bigger companies from The Philippines, and more governmental arms and units from other nations, “not much of the small and medium enterprises (SMEs)” that comprised more than 80 percent of all business in the country.

DOT’s Philippine Health & Wellness Tourism Summit, Dr Delizo observed, attempted to create a balance between health & wellness vis-à-vis the socalled “heavy medical-surgical of other conferences.” Unfortunately, he continued, “attendance from The Philippines’s mainstream healthcare industry was lacking;” therefore, wanting in support of many more important stakeholders that should matter most.

QCCCI Healthcare and Wellness Hub in the Metropolis Stakeholders’ Forum will be an attempt to present industry-based interaction culled from the many rhetoric and motherhood statements in all such foreign and local fora. QCCCI President Delizo hopes to present and draw out from the QCCCI stakeholders’ forum “revenue-working models” by which existing and future local and international healthcare and wellness ventures that is integrative of, if not complementary with, all other business models and plans and concerns may be inspired upon to carry on with business as usual or, more aptly, not the usual entrepreneurship.

Dr Delizo of the University of Santo Tomas (UST) College of Medicine & Surgery graduate of Internal Medicine in 1984 (cum laude at UST BS General, 1980), who is being nominated to the The Outstanding Thomasian Alumni (TOTAL) Awards 2009, had founded “from nothing to something” the Mediserv, Clinica Manila, Wellness Place and Wellcare Clinics.

Mediserv is the first diagnostic and laboratory referral center that opened up its laboratory tests to public view.

Clinica Manila is the first largest ambulatory or outpatient clinic in a mega shopping mall with 100 generalist and specialist physicians from the best medical schools in the country who practice everyday.

Wellness Place is the first care home for the elderly run privately and not by the government or NGOs.

Wellcare Clinics are smaller versions of Clinica Manila, in the provinces.

Described as the “first health retailer in the private sector,” Dr Delizo, better known as “Dok Nan” to his thousands of patients here and abroad, specializes in endocrinology, geriatrics, metabolism and diabetes. He is writing a book titled “Economics of Compassion.” #


Wednesday, October 8, 2008

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Monday, October 6, 2008

Welcome to your First and Only HEALTH and WELLNESS Media Forum (Online & Offline), Mga Kababayan Ko... Pagpalain Kayo, Mabuhay!


I am a doctor... I am you doctor next door... I am your friendly neighborhood doctor... I am everybody's doctor.

Ako po si 'DOK NAN' ng (University of Santo Tomas) UST-1977, isang Internal Medicine (IM) physician na specialista sa endocrinology, geriatrics, metabolism at diabetes.

Sa nakalipas na tatlong dekada, sa tulong at patnubay ng Diyos, nakapagpundar po tayo mula sa wala ng mga may-kalidad at abotkayang global healthcare facilities tulad ng Mediserv, Clinica Manila, Wellness Place, Wellcare Clinics at iba pa.

Mediserv po ang kaunaunahang diagnostic at laboratory referral center na nagbukas ng kanyang mga laboratoryo sa public view. Hindi po natin itinatago sa mata ng publiko kung paano natin ginagawa ang mga lab tests sa mablis na paraan, while you wait, wika nga.

Clinica Manila ang kaunauanahang ambulatory o outpatient clinic sa buong bansa natin na nakapagpundar ng 1,000-square meter na medical health facility sa isang shopping mall - SM Megamall - pinatatakbo ng sandaang generalist at specialist doctors mula sa iba't ibang malalaking hospitals sa Manila na personalan ang panggagamot, technology-savvy na at public service-oriented pa. Bukas ito araw-araw, Lunes hanggang Linggo, mulang 7AM hanggang 9PM, umulan man at umaraw, bumagyo, lumidol, maglahar, tsunami at ibang unos, disaster o calamity.

Wellness Place ang kaunaunahang privately-run "care home" sa Filipinas para sa mga elders at elderlies o mga mahal natin sa buhay na nagsitanda na at pinatatakbong hindi paris ng pampublikong home for the aged o iyong mga minamaneho ng mga NGOs at ibang foundations.

Wellcare Clinics ang mga ambulatory o outpatient clinics na maliliit na bersyon ng Clinica Manila sa mga lalawigan, probinsya at kanayunan.

Ang inyo pong si Dok Nan ay pinalad na makapag-Master in Business Administration (MBA) sa Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) kung kaya masugid na tagapagtaguyod po tayo ng genuine entrepreneurship.

Entrepreneurial startups ang Mediserv, Clinica Manila, Wellness Place, Wellcare Clinics at ibang health and wellness ventures po natin.

Kung kaya, marahil, nabansagan tayo ng kaibigan nating mamamahayag na tayo raw po ay ang "first Filipino health retailer in the private sector."

Minimithi at inaadhika ko pong ang quality healthcare ay mapasalahat ng Filipino dito man sa bansa o maging sa abroad.

HEALTH FOR ALL FILIPINOS... ang ipinaglaban natin 30 years ago at patuloy na ipinaglalaban nang patayan, wika nga po, at pinagbubiwisan at paghahandugan ng dugo, pawis at luha sa susunod na 30 taon.

Salinakayonglahat... at magtulungan po tayo, Mga Kababayan Ko!