President Duterte meets local charitable organization, Marikina shoemaker

President Rodrigo Duterte met with the officials of the Philippine Chinese Charitable Association Inc. (PCCAI) in Malacañan Palace on Tuesday discussing about possible collaboration.

During the meeting with the President, PCCAI officials talked about their charitable works and how they help the poor. They also shared projects they have done in Davao City.

The group said it already had tie ups with government entities and it is particularly active in providing medical assistance to poor and underprivileged Filipinos.

PCCAI told the President about their willingness to collaborate with the government in extending medical care to those in need.

Among the PCCAI officials who met with the President were Dr. James Dy, chairman emeritus and president; Florante Dy, chairman emeritus; Dr. Benito Goyokpin, chairman; Jose Castaneda, vice chairman; Jameson Dy, vice president; Dr. Robert Sy, vice president; and Kelly Sia, vice president.

Also present were Dr. William Lee, corporate secretary; Peter Ngo and Simon Lee Tiong Seng, treasurers; Carlos Chianpian and Lao Giok Chiao, auditors; Albert Abaya, secretary general; and Antonio Hilario, secretary general.

Also in attendance were the PCCAI board of directors Juanito Pacheco, Antonio Dino, Arthur Chua, Tomas Valles, Peter Dy Lim, Ramon Chuaying, Robert Lee, Manuel Co, Dr. Jaime Cruz, Dr. Tai Kuo Hsing, Allan Wang But Loy and Eric Lee.

Meanwile, shoemaker Rolando “Tatay Oly” Santos also met with the President in a courtesy call in Malacañan.

Tatay Oly made leather boots for the President for his inauguration last June. The President, however, did not use the boots when he took his oath of office but wore those during his meeting with US Secretary of State John Kerry last July.

During the Palace meeting, the President told Tatay Oly and his family that he will look for ways for them to get assistance from government from investments to be provided by China. ### PND