Legazpi Eye Center is a beacon of exceptional eye care in the Bicol Region. What once was a small practice by emerging doctors is now a renowned eye care facility with a team of dedicated professionals who bring an unparalleled level of expertise and a shared vision for comprehensive and compassionate patient care. Allow us to introduce the heart and brains of our center, our Executive Committee.
At the helm of Legazpi Eye Center are the founders, Chief Executive Officer Dr. Rollo Milante and Chief Financial Officer Dr. Rosita Milante. Their enduring commitment and professional excellence have shaped the center into the leading eye care facility of the Bicol Region.
Dr. Rollo Milante grew up in a traditional Chinese business family. He was introduced to medicine by his neighbors, a family of doctors who own a pharmacy. He eventually earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and a Doctorate Degree in Medicine at the University of Santo Tomas in Manila.
His college girlfriend, now his wife, Dr. Rosita Milante completed a degree in Optometry from the Centro Escolar University of the Philippines. She was introduced to optometry through their neighbor – Dr. Buenaventura, a friend of her father.
Over the 25 years of his practice, Dr. Rollo Milante became one of the leading ophthalmologists of the country. His exceptional contributions and accomplishments have been recognized through prestigious awards and accolades. He was honored as a nominee for The Outstanding Young Men (TOYM) of the Philippines in November 2002 and received the Halyao Award as the Bicolano Businessman (Albay) of the Year during the 4th Bicol Business Week back in 2008. He earned further distinction with the PMA Governor’s Award for the Most Outstanding Bicolano Physician in 2013-2014 and with the Outstanding Albayo Award from the Provincial Government of Albay in 2015.
Our co-founder Dr. Rosita Milante, is a respected optometrist with decades of experience. Her steadfast dedication to eye health and her advocacy for regular eye exams and preventive measures for eye diseases have made her one of the region’s leading optometrists.
Ensuring the smooth functioning of the center are Chief Medical Officer for Quality Dr. Rachel Milante, Chief Medical Officer for Growth Dr. Rainier Milante, and Chief Operating Officer Richard Milante, MBA.
Dr. Rachel Milante plays a vital role in upholding the highest standards of quality in our medical services. She completed a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Doctorate in Medicine at the University of Santo Tomas Manila. After completing her Residency in Ophthalmology at St. Luke’s Medical Center, she furthered her specialization as a distinguished Fellow in Pediatric Ophthalmology at Johns Hopkins University in the United States. Currently, she is pursuing a Master’s Degree in Public Health at Johns Hopkins University, broadening her expertise in healthcare.
Dr. Rainier Milante spearheads the provision of cutting-edge and top-notch medical services to our patients. He completed a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences at Ateneo de Manila University and a Doctorate Degree in Medicine at the University of Santo Tomas Manila. He completed his Residency in Ophthalmology at East Avenue Medical Center and is currently pursuing a Certificate in Leadership in Medicine for Southeast Asia at the esteemed Harvard School of Medicine. To further elevate his expertise in the field, he is set to embark on a Fellowship in Glaucoma at the Singapore National Eye Center in 2024.
As Chief Operating Officer, Richard Milante brings valuable skills to maintain the operational excellence of our facility. He completed a Bachelor of Science in Management Engineering at Ateneo de Manila University and Master of Business Administration with a Health Sector Management Certificate at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business in the United States. Richard’s corporate experience in real estate and healthcare service delivery ensures the smooth functioning of our centers, allowing our medical team to dedicate their efforts to providing exceptional eye care.
Together with and through the guidance of their parents, Dr. Rachel Milante, Dr. Rainier Milante, and Richard Milante form an exceptional leadership team at Legazpi Eye Center, ensuring the delivery of top-notch medical services with unwavering dedication and expertise.
We believe that our strength lies in our team, and it is their dedication, commitment, and expertise that allow us to provide the comprehensive and compassionate eye care that the Bicol Region deserves. Every member of our team shares our vision of enabling Bicolanos to see a brighter future for themselves and their loved ones. We strive to live up to this vision every day, with every patient we serve.
Learn more about our exceptional team and the services we offer here.