Dr. Willie Ong, a cardiologist, and a popular social media personality has filed his Certificate of Candidacy and is now officially running for Senator in the coming 2019 elections.
Doktor Ng Bayan
Dr. Willie Ong rose to fame due to the health tips that he often posts on social media. Thus, he was given the monicker “Doktor Ng Bayan”. Before the time of social media, he is also a health columnist for Manila Bulletin and appeared in Television programs giving free health tips to people. He also delved into the radio industry where he has a weekly radio program called “Doc on Call”.
Dream To Help
Doc Willie Ong admitted that ever since he was a kid who came from a well-to-do family, it was always his dream to help people in need. During his childhood, whenever he saw street children, he realized how lucky he was to live such an entitled life, and vowed to pay it forward in the future.
When he became a doctor, it allowed him to help a few patients who don’t have the money for operations. But he felt he can still do more. He tried to use the Tri-media to extend his help to other people, but it turned out that it is through social media, and Facebook specifically that he was able to come closer to his dream of helping others.
Senator For 2019
His decision to run for senator is actually the realization of his lifelong dream. He said that he wants to follow in the footsteps of the late senator Juan Flavier. Right now there is no doctor in the Senate, so there is no one to lead the Committee on Health like the way Flavier did during his time.
He surprised his followers by announcing his intention to run for senator this coming 2019.
Ito ang party ni Senator at Doctor Juan Flavier. Ito ang padala ng Diyos sa atin.Ayaw kong mag-away away ang followers ko. Kaya pinagdasal ko maigi na mapunta ako sa political party na mas matatanggap ng ating followers. At sa LAKAS, papayagan nila ako manatiling FOCUS sa kalusugan at pagtulong lamang. Wala silang HININGI na kapalit kahit ano sa pagsali natin. Doktor na 25 years tumutulong ng libre. Pasado na agad kay dating Cong Martin Romualdez, napakabait niya sa amin. God bless po.- doc willie
Geplaatst door Doc Willie Ong op Dinsdag 9 oktober 2018
Here are some of the reactions from social media.