Duterte invites Eddie Boy Lim as consultant for soldiers
By Prince Golez
President Rodrigo Duterte has offered his friend, Dr. Eddie Boy Lim, a U.S.-based orthopedic surgeon, a consultant job for the soldiers.
In a taped speech in Jolo, Sulu aired Tuesday, Duterte said he hopes Lim will come back to the Philippines and “do a little service before he retires.”
“I have a friend who is the chief of the Cincinnati Orthopedic Hospital. It has something to do with bones. Ito si Eddie Boy Lim is from Davao. Iyong General Motors nandiyan sa V. Luna, kanila ‘yan. The guy is simply brilliant. Summa cum laude sa UP ‘yan. Ang kapatid niyang babae, summa cum laude rin. They are doctors,” the President said.
“Eddie Boy is practicing in the United States. I hope that if he would come home, I’d like him to just be a consultant or actually work for the soldiers. Mahusay itong taong ‘to.
“He is coming. He comes regularly. This time, I’ll try to talk to him and kung puwede ba. Being a Filipino once upon a time kasi nag-migrate na, naging Amerikano, if he can come back to do a little service before he retires para sa mga sundalo ko,” he added.