By Carmela S. Obayan, RN

A Disaster Preparedness Seminar from the Nursing Division

     Twenty five years ago, the biggest and deadliest earthquake to date in Philippine history hit Baguio City and provinces around Cordillera and Central Luzon. Known as the 1990 Baguio City Earthquake, it measured 7.9 magnitude on the Richter scale in 45 seconds, killing an estimated 1,621 people and causing damages worth P15 billion in 1990 (Jardin, 2012).

By Carl Chester L. Go, MD

     Several government employees from different sectors joined the annual RACE TO SERVE Fun Run with the theme of “Kayang Kaya Mo, Lingkod Bayani!” a fund-raising activity spearheaded by The Civil Service Commission-NCR, Government Service Insurance System (GSIS), Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) and other partner agencies. This fun-filled event was held last September 12, 2015 (Saturday) at The Quirino Grandstand. The yearly fun run promotes awareness on many aspects. It reminds government employees regarding their mandate and dedication to serve the Filipino people and at the same time, emphasizes the importance of healthy well-being aside from fostering camaraderie among government servants.

By Catherine Joy V. Agustin, MD 

     The Rizal Medical Center is a DOH-retained hospital committed not only to quality patient service, but to training and honing physicians in every specialty. The hospital accepts a good amount of competent medical graduates to undergo rigorous residency training programs. These resident physicians have been honed to provide service to our underprivileged patients with a heart and always with a smile.  They are not immune, though, to the daily stress of hospital work and sleepless nights in attending to patients’ needs. Hence, the hospital’s Training Department, under the leadership of Dr. Maria Rica Lumague, committed itself to create a work environment suitable for professional growth and development through different activities.

By Carmela Obayan, RN

     It was October 17, 1958 when former President Carlos P. Garcia proclaimed the last week of October as Nurses' Week. It was under Proclamation No. 539. This has given thousands of nurses the opportunity to be appreciated and to celebrate their hard work and unselfish service to the public.