• Jeffrey Ian Dy

Sir Rafael Crescencio C Tan Jr., KCR

Updated: Aug 28, 2021

Sir Rafael Cresencio Tan, KCR is the Chapter Chancellor of Negros Oriental Chapter.

Born on May 28, 1951 in Dumaguete City. He finished his BA Mathematics and Bachelor of Laws at Siliman University. He also took graduate studies at the University of the Philippines. He was also given scholarship by the Australian and Philippine Governments to the Officer Cadet School in Portsea, Victoria, Australia and completed his Philippine Army Staff Office Course.

He was in the judiciary, handling different post, with the recent, being the Acting Presiding Judge of the RTC Branch 36 Dumaguete City before his retirement, receiving the Justice Alex Reyes Award for Judicial Excellence as Outstanding MTC Judge for 2002. He also served in the military under the Judge Advocate General Service (JAGS) Reserve Force with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and the OIC of the 5th Technical and Administrative Service Brigade, Visayas.

Notable Achievements in the KOR:

  • Instrumental in the formation of the Negros Oriental Chapter, Tanjay City Chapter and BayawanCity Chapter and the revival of the Dumaguete City Chapter;

  • Initiated the holding of a Lecture on Rizal at SPUD, Youth Forum: Jose Rizal the First Boy Scout with BSP Neg Or-Siquijor Council, Inter-Collegiate Essay Writing Contest for Universities in Dumaguete City, Covid 19 Awareness Lecture for KOR members and different cooperatives in Negros Oriental and National Heroes Day Lecture;

  • Initiated three annual programs (2019, 2020 and 2021) in honor of Rizal on the occasion of his birth anniversary;

  • Organized a Handog Pamasko Project for World War II Veterans, Surviving Spouses, Sons and Daughters with free medical, dental and eye services, including the giving of medicines and rice and sardines;

  • Conducted pandemic outreach project through a campaign for handwashing; and,

  • Initiated the formation of Kapariz but due to pandemic had to be shelved and revive when schools, colleges and universities will be back to face to face activities