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10 Quotable Quotes from Dr. Vicki Belo

By Ysabel Vitangcol on October 26, 2020

Dr. Belo was only in her early 30s when she founded Belo Medical Group. 30 years and many, many hardships later, she has learned a lot about the ins and outs of her field, as well as love and life. Here are ten of Dr. Belo’s most memorable quotes over the years—take what you need, whether it’s motivation, upliftment, or just a laugh…and move along!

1. On loving yourself:

2. On materialism:

Instead of trying to find satisfaction from the outside, like when you feel bad because you don’t have all the designer clothing or shoes or whatever your friends have, it drove me to earn money so I could buy those things, but they won’t fill up the empty hole inside you. Only God can fill it, and once you realize that, everything else is just palabok.

3. On making the Philippines a beauty destination:

Filipinos are very magaling. Our hands are so artistic and our quality of service, the nurses all over the world are Pinoy, and the doctors are very good.

“So my dream has always been to have medical tourism as a factor in the Philippines, that people will actually make the Philippines a destination place for their beauty needs…I wanna see [the] Philippines up there with Bangkok, Thailand.”

4. On being a mother:

“The only difference between a child born of the biological mom and an adopted child is that one goes through the belly and the other one comes from the heart. Now that I have Scarlet and she didn’t grow in my belly, I know that I love her every bit as much as I love Cristalle.”

5. On unwavering determination:

“I decided at that point that I’d be a horse with blinders, that I’ll put myself out there and keep going forward. Whatever my critics threw at me, I learned to look forward and not keep on looking around. Because if I kept on looking around and feeling, I’d lose focus. That was how Belo Medical Group came about.”

6. On being bullied:

“Know that there will come a time when you have to let go of all the negativity because it won’t work for you anymore. Sometimes it will work for you when you’re younger—the things that push you, like bad skin and being fat, but when you’ve conquered it, you can’t live in that space anymore. You have to move forward.”

7. On truly understanding her patients:

“I can identify with my patients; I feel their pain. That’s another difference. The men doctors, when I talk to them, they kind of laugh at women. We have a little scar, parang it bothers us, the thing we see in the mirror. And I always say a millimeter scar on the face is a kilometer scar in the heart. We understand that. Men don’t get it. They think we’re so overacting—parang ‘’Yan lang, it bothers you? Okay fine, I’ll fix it.’ Pero walang heart. So I think I always turn a negative into a positive!”

8. On hardships:

“Life is not easy, but it’s exciting. Learn to embrance both the good and bad. In the end, God loves you, and everything hapens for a reason.”

9. On her eternal love for her husband, Dr. Hayden Kho:

“When I was at my ugliest and when I could not even look in the mirror because I was so ugly in my mind I would look at my reflection in your eyes and you would always make me feel beautiful and desirable, so thank you for that. I promised to be the wife that God made me to be.”

10. On regrets:

“What I want is at the end of my life, when I look back, I don’t have any what-ifs. I don’t want to have regrets, the ‘I shouldn’t have done that.’ But you’ll never know unless you try. I don’t like the ‘I should haves.’ I never entertain the ‘should have.’”

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