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By: The Nursing Division

          Our country was put to the test in 2013 when one of the biggest typhoons, Yolanda, hit the Island of Leyte and other proximal provinces. Also in 2013, our country had again gone through a trial when peace in Zamboanga City was shaken. And today, we are no longer surprise whenever we hear news of conflicts in Mindanao such as the one that is currently affecting our fellow countrymen residing in the city of Marawi. These chaotic scenarios have put everyone on their knees to pray, to go to the battleground and to extend whatever help they could offer to those in need. Filipinos are known for their bayanihan culture especially in times of disasters. Bayanihan is the core essence of the Filipino culture. It is helping out others as a community.  It is doing a task together, thus lessening the workload and making the job easier.

         The Nursing Division never fails to unite and exhibit this bayanihan culture through their collective efforts in donating and sending nurses for psychological support during disasters such as Yolanda and other big calamities that hit our nation. Last July 7, 2017, the Division led by Dr. Louise Marie D. Flores extended their help when they handed over the collected clothes, blankets, canned goods and other toiletries to the Pediatric Department through its Chief Resident, Dr. Azi Tammang. A total of 31 boxes were collected from 214 nursing personnel who voluntarily and joyfully gave to the victims of Marawi. The other departments of Rizal Medical Center also extended a helping hand through their donations.

          To all who prayed for and gave to our Muslim brothers and sisters from Marawi, we would like to give our deepest gratitude. Thank you so much for giving. May the Lord bless us all!

One for marawi 1The Nursing Division and Council led by Dr. Louise Marie D. Flores hand over the collected donations to Dr. Azi Tammang (Chief Resident, Pediatric Department)

One for marawi 2A total of 31 boxes were collected from the Nursing Division of Rizal Medical Center.