PHL Embassy Visits Filipino Children after Operation


                                   Ambassador Generoso D.G. Calonge with (from left to right) Second Secretary and
                                           Consul Lorenzo Rhys G. Jungco IV, Yanny S. Millor and Rex Niño L. Recto.

9 December 2013 Tel Aviv, State of Israel.  Philippine Ambassador Generoso D.G. Calonge, along with Second Secretary and Consul Lorenzo Rhys G. Jungco IV, visited Rex Niño L. Recto and Yanny S. Millor who underwent a successful operation on 3 December 2013 at the Schneider Children's Medical Center of Israel due to their harelip condition.

Eleven year old Yanny and nine year old Rex were brought to Israel on 27 November 2013 by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) rescue and medical team after completing its humanitarian mission in the Philippines. The two children were initially admitted to the IDF Field Hospital in Bogo, Cebu for medical assistance after Typhoon Yolanda. After being diagnosed with harelip condition (stage 3), the children, along with their guardian, were brought by the IDF contingent to the country for treatment under the full sponsorship of the Israeli Government. --END--