Twenty-four scholars, who completed their Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees under the Negros Occidental Provincial Medical and Nursing Scholarship Program, had a 100 percent passing rate with one topnotcher in the Nursing Licensure Examination conducted in December 2010, a Capitol press release said.
Topping the list of board passers is 7th placer, Karl Marie Tuvilla from Talisay City, who graduated magna cum laude from the University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos.
Other NOPMaNS board passers who also graduated with honors are Grace Babaran from Manapla, Nelian Cañete from Bacolod City, and Jezreel Quirit from Silay City - magna cum laude at West Negros University;
Batch valedictorian Marc Ryan Portuguez from San Carlos City, and first place winner in the Public Speaking on Violence Against Women tilt conducted by the Philippine Association of State Universities and Colleges in Region VI Jerico Mentil from Pontevedra, both magna cum laude at the Province of Negros Occidental-Northern Negros State College of Science and Technology in Cadiz City;
Aprille Rose Nena from Hinigaran, a finalist in the search for Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines and a cum laude at the Riverside College;
Jun Michael Guanzon from Bago City, a recipient of the Clinical Competence Award and a cum laude of the University of St. La Salle also passed along with other cum laude graduates June Francine Marie Alli from Bacolod City who studied at WNU; Mary Jade Custodio from Sagay City who graduated at Riverside College; Ross Jay Fernandez from Kabankalan City who graduated at the Fellowship Baptist College; Rodney Paul Lagan from Bacolod City who graduated from WNU; Angelene Martinez from Victorias City and Leothel Elysse Mayores from Cadiz City who both studied at USLS; and Best Thesis Presenter of the First PASUC VI Research Symposium for Students Lemric John Villaflor from Bago City who studied at the PNO-NONESCOST, the press release said.
Lindy Garrucho from Escalante City and Jun Jasper Lima from Silay City both with special honors at the Colegio San Agustin-Bacolod also passed the examination together with Janine Buenafe from San Enrique who studied at PNO-NONESCOST; Diadem Candulizas from Hinobaan who studied at UNO-R; Jan Martin Dollosa from San Carlos City who was from USLS; Marc Henri Fernin and Soc John Magtuba both from Calatrava; as well as Ma. Christine Joy Parreño who studied at PNO-NONESCOST.
Eldren Ferrera from Cauayan, a 2009 graduate from PNO-NONESCOST, also passed the recent board examination.
The NOPMaNS has 54 registered nurses and seven licensed physicians, the press release added.*
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A total of 3,160 indigent patients availed of services during a joint medical-surgical mission of the Talisay City “Host” Lions Club with the local government and the Association of Philippine Physicians in America, at the Talisay gymnasium in Negros Occidental recently.
Medicines were donated by the APPA led by Drs. Rano Bofill and Alex Fangonil to the city government, witnessed by the Philippine medical mission team headed by Dr. Jose Libo-on III.
Club officers led by Joel Libo-on also assisted in rendering medical services to infants and senior citizens, including 58 surgery patients, the press release said.
Also helping in the mission were Talisay Mayor Eric Saratan, Negros Occidental government under Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr., APPA Auxiliary led by Juris Judalena, a team of local surgeons from the Philippine Society of General Surgeons-Negros Occidental headed by Dr. Walthauser Viaje, and a special guest volunteer from the US State Department, Consul Mariju Libo-on Bofill, the press release added.*
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‘An evening of
classical songs’ set
“An evening of classical songs,” a concert featuring Filipino tenor Abdul
Candao, soprano Nenen Espina and piano artist Mary Anne Espina will be held 7 p.m. tomorrow at the Sacred Heart Seminary auditorium in Bacolod City, a press release from organizers said.
The repertoire will feature “Habanera” from “Carmen,”; “Nessun Dorma” from “Turantdot,”; “Villa” from “Merry Widow,”; “Dein ist Mein Ganzes Hertz,” and worldwide favorites “Memory” from Cats; “Love Unspoken,” from “Merry Widow”; “All I ask of you,” from the “Phantom of the Opera,” and many more.
Candao has performed in operas in Austria, England, France, Germany, Norway, Switzerland and Spain in Europe, as well as in Canada and the United States of America.
Nenen Espina has appeared in Puccini’s “Madame Butterfly,” Bizet’s “Carmen,” and Mascagni’s “Cavalleria Rusticana,” among others.
Mary Anne Espina will play the piano with the two opera singers.
The concert co-organized by the Circulo de Bacolod will be for the benefit of the Sacred Heart Seminary. Tickets are available at the Philamlife office of Belen Elizalde or any member of Circulo de Bacolod, the press release added.*
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