Church fetes EVRMC workers for selfless service amid Covid-19

THE Sto. Niño Parish in Tacloban City has recognized the health workers of Eastern Visayas Regional Medical Center (EVRMC) as the frontliners in the battle against coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in the region.

“These are the people who are sacrificing so much to prevent the spread of the virus, they deserve our gratitude,” said Sto. Niño Parish priest Wilson Chu during the pontifical masses for the 131st annual fiesta celebration of the city on Tuesday, June 30, 2020.

“Our dear Lord is using these people to keep us safe,” added Chu during the recognition ceremony.

Dubbed as “modern-day heroes,” the awardees include the nurses, doctors, nursing aide, medical technologists, and hospital cleaners “who selflessly dedicated their efforts to serve those who are affected by Covid-19 pandemic at EVRMC-Magsaysay and EVRMC- Bagacay.”

The awardees include Jeryl Gler, Connie Diana Opinion, Ma. Jinky Dela Cruz, Sheila Marie Palulay, Jerry Somera, Martin Ramos, Edwelen Robert, Nikki Anne Domingo,Sherill Oballo, Neil Krister Remandaban, Sarah Tabuyan, Emily Astilla, Marc Nonato Calumpiano, Kim Rubillos, Maria Trisha Salipuran, Jestoni Bacarra, Gem Adrian Salvacion, Michelle Galban, Steve Paolo Bobon, Pinky Inciso, Brian Marmita, Lucille Romines, Carl Yap, Roger Joseph Jecino, Yvette Marie Eder, Candice Marie Del Monte, Karl Andrew Abanilla, Katrina Carmel Rapada, Leisa Jeane Kaye Gobenciong, Faryssa Gay Anne Mante, Maria Sheryl Indencia, Anna Charissa Sanopo, Andreu Leo Lominoque, Sara Jane Villamor, Katherine Dela Cruz, Lavilla Ashley Arbas, Ramon Kristoffer Mengullo, Charmaine Ross Garado, Roque Rowell Aruta and Adrian Jesus Lim.

The Sto. Nino Parish also awarded a plaque of appreciation to Dr. Kae Portula, Bing Hubilla and Dr. Salvador Evardone, chief of hospital, for their “commendable service.”

“There are a lot of doctors and nurses who were not mentioned but their commitment and dedication are marvelous which significantly contributed to beat the common enemy which is Covid-19. Boundless gratitude is due to them,” said the EVRMC in a statement.

As of July 1, the region recorded a total of 547 Covid-19 cases, including some 80 health workers mostly from EVRMC and other health care facilities in the region.


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