MUNTI LGU WINS SECOND STRAIGHT JOSE RIZAL AWARD: For its outstanding blood donation program, the Department of Health confers the local government of Muntinlupa with second consecutive Jose Rizal Award last December 1 during the Dugong Bayani Awards. Muntinlupa LGU receives the highest citation in the agency’s awards for donating 3,856 blood units with over 200 regular donors to the Philippine Blood Center. Shown in the photo are: (L-R Philippine Blood Center’s (PBC) chief Dr. Andres Bonifacio, Dra. Rowena Tan of Muntinlupa City Health Office, City Health Officer Dra. Magdalena Meana, Mayor Jaime Fresnedi, National Voluntary Blood Services Program manager Marites Estrella, and PBC Technical Management head Dr. Francis Dematera.
The local government of Muntinlupa earned its second consecutive Jose Rizal Award from the Department of Health for its outstanding blood donation services – the highest citation in the agency’s Dugong Bayani Awards.
DOH lauded Muntinlupa LGU, through Mayor Jaime Fresnedi, for donating 3,856 blood units with over 200 regular donors during the 2017 Dugong Bayani Awarding Ceremony held at Hotel Rembrandt, Quezon City last December 1.
Conferring the award to Fresnedi were Philippine Blood Center’s (PBC) chief Dr. Andres Bonifacio, National Voluntary Blood Services Program manager Marites Estrella, and PBC Technical Management head Dr. Francis Dematera.
Jose Rizal Award is given to agencies with a collection of 2000 blood units and above. Other conferees of the award for this year include: Members Church of God International, City Government of Taguig, Iglesia ni Cristo, and Office of the Vice Mayor – Quezon City.
Annually, DOH recognizes organizations with significant amount of blood unit collections donated to the Philippine Blood Center.
Mayor Jaime Fresnedi vows to continue the local government’s initiative in blood donation services. He actively participates in local mobile blood donation schedules and is a Blood Galloner for 2015-2016.
The local exec expressed his gratitude to Muntinlupeño blood donors for their unwavering support to the city’s blood donation programs.
*Source: Public Information Office