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COMMITTED TO SERVE | Medical Frontliners Recognized During 53IB’s Flag Raising Ceremony

The Philippine Army’s 53rd Infantry “Matapat” Battalion (53IB) recognized medical frontliners during the Flag Raising Ceremony held last Monday as a symbol of its gratitude to the frontliners’ service and sacrifices.Certificates of Appreciation were presented to the Integrated Provincial Health Office (IPHO), Zamboanga del Sur and Municipal Health Officer and Staff of Rural Health Unit (RHU) of San Miguel and Dumalinao, Zamboanga del Sur for their dedication and unwavering services rendered as Medical Frontliners of COVID-19 Pandemic that greatly contributed to the success of Government’s Vaccination Program by serving with highest degree of selflessness, professionalism and public service.

The recipients of the Certificates of Appreciation were:

Dumalinao RHU:1. Dr. Patrick Kean L Toledo, MD – Municipal Health Officer, Dumalinao, ZDS

2. Cyril Gay A Butac, RN – Public Health Nurse II

3. Mery Fe M Mendez, RM – Rural Health Midwife

4. Beverly A Aranua, RM – Rural Health Midwife

San Miguel RHU:

1. Dr. Jiereen E Fernandez, MD – Municipal Health Officer, San Miguel, ZDS

2. Corazon A Paeste, RN – Public Health Nurse II

3. Carlos P Uro, RN – Public Health Nurse II

4. Marcial M Replagao, RN – Public Health Nurse II

5. Azucena R Vicente, RM – Public Health Nurse II


1. Dahlia M Aseniero, RN – HEPO IV

2. Kurt Bryan D Larubis, RN – Nurse I

3. Jionnel D Lumbay, RN – Nurse I

4. Claudine Karisse P Luna, RN – Nurse I

5. Genevive B Tapodoc – Sanitation Inspector IV

6. Elwie A Onsing – Provincial Cold Chain

53IB Commanding Officer Lt. Col. Jo-ar Herrera also expressed his gratitude to the medical frontliners for their untiring dedication to their duties.”This is our way of expressing our utmost gratitude to our medical frontliners and hope to uplift their morale as they fight this unseen enemy,” said Lt. Col. Herrera.

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