CLARK FREEPORT – The World Medial Relief Inc. today appointed businessman and philanthropist Irineo “Bong” G. Alvaro, Jr., as Ambassador of Health by Michigan-based Capampangan George V. Samson, president and CEO of one of the leading global charitable institutions.
Alvaro, also Chairman of Clark Investors and Locators Association (CILA) was sworn in by Samson in simple ceremonies at Midori Hotel here. It was witnessed by CILA President Frankie Villanueva, businessman Mark Mercado or Medal Consortium, Rev. Elias Talavera of United Methodist Church, Rev. Fr. Paul Silva, Atty. Felipe De Vera of Bureau of Customs, Dr. Carmelita Torno, Atty. Israel Forto, businessman Rudy Mallari, Shriner Nick Montes, and Dra. Sheila Samson.
“I am both thrilled and honored to accept this appointment. This means having a new avenue to help our brethren who are in need of medical attention and relief,” Alvaro said.
“With help from Dr Samson and the so-called Angels of Mercy who believe in charities and outreach missions, we hope to be able to reach out to more people.”
For his part, Samson said that he “has seen the commitment of Alvaro to mission work” in various capacities as businessman and as a member of the community.
Prior to his appointment, Alvaro has been facilitating donations of medical, hospital equipment and medicines from WMRI to various entities and individuals. He has also started the BBI Foundation that has regular Corporate Social Responsibility projects to needy communities.
The Alvaro family also conducts regular medical missions in Magalang, Pampanga Concepcion, Tarlac – where he traces his roots and small beginnings. The family has also accorded several full scholarship programs to deserving high school and college students. They have also donated classrooms in public schools.
Last week, both Alvaro and Samson were also given recognition by the Concepcion town officials with citations from Mayor Andy Lacson and the Sangguniang Bayan.