Dr. Pacifico Calderon, one of the esteemed Bayanihan Awardees at the Australia Alumni Excellence Awards 2022, recognized for his extraordinary leadership and innovative contributions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Calderon provided invaluable ethics support to healthcare workers through nationwide workshops and webinars and contributed to the discourse on telemedicine ethics and duty of care. His dedication to promoting medical ethics education and engaging the public in ethical discussions is truly inspiring. He has created national impact through various academic, clinical, and leadership roles. As he aptly puts it, "The pandemic has highlighted our collective care for one another." Congratulations, Dr. Cocoy, on this well-deserved recognition from your SLMCCM family.
Dr. Pacifico Calderon earned his medical degree from the University of Santo Tomas and is a leading figure in healthcare ethics, with numerous publications and international presentations. In 2019, he earned his Master's degree in Bioethics from the University of Sydney. Currently, he chairs the Professionalism, Medical Ethics, and Humanities Department of SLMCCM-WHQM. His accomplishments are a shining example in the field of healthcare ethics.