Medical Missionary With Flair For Showbiz And The Arts
written by George Vail Kabristante (January 19, 2015)
Talking of spirituality and detachment, I would like to welcome, honor as in commend USA-based/Fil-Am world-class citizen Dr. Anacleto Belleza Millendez once more for his charitable work of initiating medical missions in the country for our marginalized sector of society - children to adults including those in advanced age on a regular basis coupled with substantial and serious concern in his actual practice.
I would like to emphasize the practice of the medical mission of Dr. Millendez that he does almost single-handedly himself with substance and care as well. By substance, I mean his ways of doing is a far cry from the usual medical missions from self-proclaimed "Medical Missionaries" abroad who come back to the country with hidden agenda - that is to merely show off their supposed Good Samaritan Acts for the sinful photo ops and well, for all and sundry for tax shielding purposes.
To top it all, the medicines that this bogus missions cursorily give away to their beneficiaries are only good for one day or maybe a week the most. Isn't that a familiar story? Not with Dr. Millendez. There's more to his gestures in that direction.
Not known to most, Dr. Millendez has been producing and hosting as well for over a couple of years now his own version of a reality show on cable TV with an entertaining arts and culture component titled "Beautiful Heart," after the foundation that he founded under the same name.
Earlier on though, Dr. Millendez has worked with Balintataw Film & Theater Arts-UNESCO Philippine Center for International Theater Institute its President/National Artist for Theater Cecile Guidote-Alvarez in cooperation with OWOEP (Olivars World of Events & Productions), a high-end center for talent development and placement service cum eventologist owned by one of the most-sought after talent agents in the TV and movie industry Anna Lou Chua Anna Lou Chua Olivar, also lovable kumare of mine.