b'SECTION REPORTSSection IXPHILIPPINESA multitude of activities, including online programs and humanitarian projects, took center stage for the Philippines Section last year.Presidents Greetingand unified force, and most of all byBreakthroughs in a Time of Break-Fidel S. Bondoc Gods grace, nothing is impossible;downs in October. everything is doable. Theyearendedwithavirtual I offer my sincere congratulationsChristmasgatheringcalledSea-to all and look forward to workingson of Hope. Additionally, another with you and through you to go forSection IX Fellow, Dr. Gary Brillo, the gold for the good of our country- participatedinanICDOnlinewe-men and the world and for the glorybinar called Antibiotics Prescribing of God. Mabuhay ICD! inDentistry:ChallengesandBest Practices, which aired on Dec. 9, 2021 Year-End Review 2021. The recorded version of this The year 2021 was filled with sever- webinarisavailableontheICD al milestones that defined the com- website for one CE credit.Ithrough challenges that anmitment and dedication of Section IXICD Gawad Kalinga anaddi-t is through fire that gold is tested.Fellows, despite the ongoing global It ispandemic. Despitethechallenges, organizationistried.OvertheThevirtualAnnualAssembly,tionalfivenewhomesintheICD years,ICDhasnotonlysurvivedCo-Lab:LeadershipinChangingGawad Kalinga (GK) Villagewere buthassurpassedseeminglyTimes, was held in January 2021builtandofficiallyturnedoverto insurmountableobstaclestoand proved to have equipped us tohomeless families on Mar. 12, 2021. uphold its mission and achieve itsreach our goals for the year ahead.One home was called the Centen-objectives.IamaproudFellownial Home since it was fully funded andnow,honoredandgratefultoQuarterlyWebinarsandIn- by the Fellows of Section IX. This be given the opportunity to play aternational Virtual Programs homesportsthegreenandgold significant role in these trying timescolors of ICD. Photo Galleryto continue the legacy of leadership. It was a privilege to have Section IXThe Dr. Primo E. Gonzales Mul-Recognizing the need to level upPast President Victoria S. PangilinantipurposeHallwaslaunchedlast ourserviceinordertoefficientlyparticipate as a panelist in the firstDec.13, 2021, after four months of address the needs of others couldepisodeoftheICDOnlineBettyconstruction that began in August. be a daunting task in the here andMcKaig Women in Leadership Se- It is located inside the ICD GK Vil-now. Nevertheless, I am confidentries last Mar. 26, 2021.lage and stands on a 180 sqm area that through the mission and valuesThis was followed by three virtualand has an ICD library and office. that we espouse, through the boun- quarterlywebinars:UpdatesandThis is our way of promoting edu-tifulskillsandtalentsofourFel- Trends of SARS COV-2: Where Arecational events, livelihood projects lows, through the passion and zealWe Now? in April; Strengtheningandfutureactivitiestoupliftthe to serve, through our collaborativeFamily and Couple Ties in July andlivesofourcommunitymembers. 2 2 J OURNAL OF THEI NTERNATIONALC OLLEGE OFD ENTISTS'