Tribute for Jose G. Rimon II

Tribute to Oying

Jose G. Rimon II, Senior Scientist and Interim Director of the Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health, was given a “tribute” by a high level forum in the Philippines, January 28, 2014, for his contributions to revitalizing the global agenda for family planning with his key roles in the organization of the London Summit on Family Planning and the 2013 International Conference on Family Planning, held in Addis, Ethiopia, Nov. 12-15, 2013.

Photo shows Mr. Rimon, in purple Barong Tagalog in the center; among those who came were: Cesar E.A. Virata, former Prime Minister of the Philippines; Secretary of Health Dr. Enrique Ona; Undersecretary of Health Dr. Janette Garin; Ben de Leon, President and host, Forum for Population and Family Planning; Dr. Felipe Medalla, Former Economic Planning Secretary and current Central Bank Monetary Board member; Abraham Co, President and CEO, Asia United Bank; Dr. Mercedes Concepcion National Scientist and demographer; Dr. Milton Amayun, Chief of Health Office, USAID/Manila; Klaus Beck, UNFPA Country Director; Dr. Antonio Perez, Executive Director, Commission on Population; Yolanda Ong, Group Chair Person, Campaigns and Grey; Teresita Panganiban, President, Friendly Care Foundation; Rina Jimenez David, Columnist Philippine Daily Inquirer; Jose Miguel de la Rosa, Executive Director, Philippine Film Development Council; Karen Villanueva, Director for External Affairs, Merck, Sharpe and Dohme; Tomas Osias, Consultant and former Executive Director, Commission on Population.