THE “P” TALKS
BY: Pilar Mateo
WHAT IS A Goodwill Ambassador?
“A Goodwill Ambassador is a collective term sometimes used as a substitute honorific title or a title of honor for an Ambassador of Goodwill; but, most appropriately for a generic recognition, it is a job position or description that is usually indicated following the name of the individual recognized in the position.
“Goodwill ambassadors generally deliver goodwill or promote ideals from one entity to another, or to a population. A goodwill ambassador may be an individual from one country who resides in or travels to another country, in a diplomatic mission at a peer to peer level; that is: country to country, state to state, city to city; or, as an intermediary representing the people at the other extreme of an organization.
“Goodwill Ambassadors have been an official part of governments and cultures for as long as diplomacy has existed; to exchange gifts and presents; humanitarian relief; or development aid, using well known celebrities, scientists, authors, known activists, and other high society figures.”
And recently, Direk Dinky Doo Clarion was bestowed the honorable title by no less than the good man of the Senate Manny Pacquiao with the blessings from the Highest Authority of the Land, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte.
“Through my Members of Church of God International (MCGI), nagtutulung-tulong naman ang lahat para makapagsimula rin ng magiging pagtulong sa iba. Sa lahat ng tao.
“Sumama para sumuporta ang mga kasamahan natin sa industriya, like our very own Superstar Nora Aunor, Ms. Vivian Velez, Bong Alvarez, carlos Morales, Bentot, Zoren Legaspi and a lot more, who in one way or another eh, nakakasama ko na sa maraming pagkakataon..sa taping. Sa shooting. Basketball. And lahat naman halos, may masasabing mga adbokasiya ng pagtulong sa kapwa.
“Gaya ng naibahagi ni Superstar Nora, maski ang Noranians niya raw ay kumikilos sa maraming pagkakataong dumadalo sila sa pagtulong sa mga nasasalanta ng kalamidad. At pagdating naman sa ating mga kasamahan sa hanapbuhay, mas concerned siya na masimula ang tulong soon sa maliliit na mga tao’ng nasa ibaba. May mga naisasangguni at naibabahagi sila na pwedeng gawin ng grupo para sa mga sisimulang proyekto.
“Yun ang goal sa pagkakatalaga sa akin dito kung san magsisimula ako sa wala. Kaya ang anumang proyektong papasok, lalo at may pera’ng involved eh sisiguruhin naming malalaman at makikita ng balana. Transparent, ‘ika nga.”
More projects are in store as that afternoon at the Luxent Hotel Ballroom, businessmen, investors and other interested and supporting the good Ambassador have extended their hands to reach out and help him in future projects.
A lot of hats have been worn-actor, singer, comedian, a staunch advocate of his anti-drug projects in “Durugin Ang Droga”, a partner, a Dad and most importantly, a loving follower of God.
This is Dinky Doo Clarion’s way of thanking God for blessing him and sharing the blessings with his fellowmen.