2 nursing topnotchers from CCMC get cash gifts from state university

AWARDED. Nursing graduates Carmela Bihag (left) and Phoebe Joy Dingcong (right) pose for a photo after receiving cash gifts and citations from the Cebu Technological University (CTU) on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2022. Bihag and Dingcong, who are graduates of the Cebu City Medical Center’s (CCMC) College of Nursing, topped the November 2022 Nursing Licensure Examinations. With Bihag and Dingcong is CCMC College of Nursing dean Audrey Garganera (center). / Contributed
AWARDED. Nursing graduates Carmela Bihag (left) and Phoebe Joy Dingcong (right) pose for a photo after receiving cash gifts and citations from the Cebu Technological University (CTU) on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2022. Bihag and Dingcong, who are graduates of the Cebu City Medical Center’s (CCMC) College of Nursing, topped the November 2022 Nursing Licensure Examinations. With Bihag and Dingcong is CCMC College of Nursing dean Audrey Garganera (center). / Contributed

TWO graduates of the Cebu City Medical Center’s (CCMC) College of Nursing who topped the 2022 November Nursing Licensure Examinations (NLE) were given cash incentives by the Cebu Technological University (CTU) on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2022.

Phoebe Joy Dingcong and Carmela Bihag received not only cash gifts but also presidential citation awards personally given by CTU President Rosein Ancheta.

CCMC’s nursing school is currently under consortium with CTU.

Dingcong and Bihag, who ranked eighth and 10th in the November 2022 NLE, both got P80,000 from CTU.

Aside from the two topnotchers, CTU also awarded CCMC’s Nursing Dean Audrey Garganera with a presidential citation award for consistently improving the performance of the city hospital’s nursing school.

Garganera is the wife of Cebu City Councilor Joel Garganera.

CCMC’s nursing schools had 15 board exam topnotchers in 2005, one in 2015 and two this year.

Garganera thanked the CTU officials headed by Ancheta and the entire workforce of the university for the accolade.

More rewards

During the flag ceremony held at City Hall last Dec. 5, Mayor Michael Rama promised Dingcong and Bihag that he would shoulder an all-expense-paid trip for them to South Korea with pocket money.

Councilor Garganera said Rama’s offer does not include yet the incentives that will be given by the Cebu City Government. (PAC / TPT)

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