Aquino Asked to Serve as Chair of OIWW Philippines


6 March 2009Her Excellency,
Freedom President of The Philippines
Times Street, West Triangle
Quezon City, Metrom Manila

SUBJECT: Honorary Chairmanship of the Philippine chapter of Orphans International America (OIA) that will be the counterpart of His Excellency, Prince Albert of Monaco, Chief Advisor of Orphans International Worldwide (OIWW), in New York

Dear Mrs Aquino:GREETINGS of good health, prosperity and peace!

On behalf of our global partners at Orphans International in the United States led by OI founding CEO Jim Luce, a descendant of TIME Magazine’s Henry Luce, who had mandated the undersigned the organization of OI Philippines to lead build up the first OI Orphans Campus from a family estate in Ilocos Norte donated by the Filipino-American in New York, Eugene ‘Rick’ Respicio of Meryll Lynch, we are honored and privileged to invite you to serve and act as Honorary Chairperson of Orphans International Worldwide-The Philippines (OI Philippines, OIP), beginning this year and for as long as you wished.

As OI Philippines Chair, you shall be the Philippine and Asian counterpart of His Excellency, Prince Albert of Monaco, son of the late Prince Rainier and Princess Grace Kelly, who serve as chief advisor to OIWW for its global concerns.

The wisdom that you can share with OI Philippines as the statesman who is a woman and a fighting Filipina of great substance, form and inspiration is enough for us to cherish for as long as we live. It will be highly valued and appreciated.

You may access these links to three portals for basic information as to what we do

We, led by OIP President, Dr Hernando B Delizo, OIP Vice President, Dr Juan Antonio Perez III, and yours truly a humble journalist of advocacies for common good, shall be happy to present to you our credentials at your most convenient time and place so that you may know the heart and soul behind the names, the persons, the ideas and the ideals of OI Philippines.

We had verbally communicated this formal invitation to your doting son, Senator Benigno ‘Noynoy’ Aquino III, when we chanced upon him recently in Manila. We are just nearby (Philamhomes), a stone’s throw away from your abode.

We look forward to our meeting of the minds, hearts and spirits soon.

THANK YOU for your time, good health, God bless and Mabuhay po kayo at Pagpalain ng Lumikha!

Founding Executive Director


Originally published in Blogspot, Orphans Interantional Philippines, March 22, 2009.

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Jim Luce ( writes and speaks on Thought Leaders and Global Citizens. Bringing 26 years management experience within both investment banking and the non-profit sector, Jim has worked for Daiwa Bank, Merrill Lynch, a spin-off of Lazard Freres, and two not-for profit organizations and a foundation he founded. As Founder & CEO of Orphans International Worldwide (, he is working with a strong network of committed professionals to build interfaith, interracial, Internet-connected orphanages in Haiti and Indonesia, and creating a new, family-care model for orphans in Sri Lanka and Tanzania.

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