Lamberto Castillo, Physician-Ultra-sound, Mammography/CT Scan Specialist, Rotarian and Golfer
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Lamberto Castillo speaks about himself saying, “I am a Doctor by profession with specialty in Diagnostic Radiology, Ultra-sound, Mammography and CT scan.” He is known to this writer as a transient in Olongapo City way back in early 1980s who later on considered himself an adopted son of this city, where he and family built and continue to build a fortune. He came to this city armed with his expertise early enough to stay on top and dominated the areas of his medical practice for a considerable length of time. The market was handily on his hands. Henceforth, practically became an institution in his specialty since then, until now.
This writer’s first time interaction-encounter with Dr. Castillo was in August, 1987 through an ultra-sound diagnostic consultation of his four month old daughter. Incidentally, Dr. Corazon T. Castillo was the physician consultant attending to the case of this writer’s child. Dr. Castillo then, was the only authorized signatory for X-Ray reports for employees of Department of Education, Culture and Sports in Olongapo City thus, his name became an annual reminder to this writer.
After 22 years, in March, 2009, a repeat of a face to face interaction-encounter of this writer with Dr. Castillo happened in one of the meetings of then, RC Subic Bay at Aristocrat Restaurant, Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Philippines. It was a meeting of long time acquaintances which later on became “Rotarian friendship and fellowship” as this writer embraced Rotary ideals and principles on April 10, 2009. This writer rubbed elbows with Rotarian Bert Castillo in courses of club meetings, cluster events and 3790 district wide affairs.
This writer aptly refers to Bert Castillo as Rotarian-mentor, prime-mover, motivator, initiator and fiscalizer. He has an unswerving adherence to Rotary values embodied in the Four Way Test. He is an embodiment of Truth, Goodwill, Fairness and Beneficial to everyone in pursuit of Justice, Freedom and Liberty. Truly, Pareng Bert is a friend to everyone, Rotarian or non Rotarian. He was one of the prime-movers of the organization of the youngest club named "Rotary Club of Subic Bay Sunrise" during the governorship of IPG Dr. Digna R. Ragasa RY 2011-2012.
Pareng Bert is an established and known Rotarian golfer in District 3790 as well as a popular golfer among professional golfing peers, buddies and circles. He was on a golf tour at Windsor Golf Course in Bangkok, Thailand on May 18-19, 2012. He spoke about this golf experience saying, “Enjoyed playing golf in one of the nice courses in Bangkok, food is good with best massage.”
Playing golf, a favorite past time of Pareng Bert pushes him to go to Manila every weekend purposely to unwind after a square week of work in Olongapo City. About more than three weeks ago, he garnered 2nd place in the 9th San Guillermo Cup “Golf for a Cause” of the PCA MARIVALLEY CONSTRUCTORS ASSOCIATION, INC. IN COOPERATION WITH THE ROTARY CLUB OF MARIKINA AND MARIKINA GOLFERS ASSOCIATION in Antipolo City, Rizal. Being a Second Placer in the tournament, his tour was highly more than compensated for getting first prize in the raffle draw with a fabulous stake of a National Artist in Painting masterpiece of Cris Cruz worth ranging from 50,000 to 70,000 Pesos. A certain Pat congratulated Pareng Bert for his superb prize and he responded, “Thanks Pat. Yung painting napanalunan ko sa raffle first prize worth 50-70 thousand pesos gawa ng National Artist Cris Cruz, also a golfer.
Over and above all the descriptions, distinctions and accolades attributed to Dr. Castillo is his being a a very successful family. In his brood, he produced two physician sons and a physician daughter. All three are young, competent and professional doctors of medicine of differentiated specialties. He is a benevolent father. He has gifted a car for each of his doctor children. Pareng Bert used to speak about his parental success saying, “I have done well my obligations to prepare them for the lives of their own out of their own choices.”
My Pareng Bert, the Physician, Diagnostic Radiology, Ultra-sound, Mamaography-CT Scan Specialist, Rotarian, Golfer and a very Fulfilled Family Man.