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UNEP Joins Bombo Radyo's Medical, Dental Mission

NAGA CITY ---- Nursing students and medical staff of the University of Northeastern Philippines (UNEP) assisted doctors, dentists and other health care professionals treat hundreds of poor patients at the Camarines Sur National High School (CSNHS) Pavilion  during the Bombo Medico 2009 activities of Bombo Radyo Philippines here recently.

Bombo Medico 2009, a medical and dental activity in celebration of the Iloilo-based radio network's 43rd Anniversary, provided over 1,000 patients from Naga City and suburbs with free medical and dental services.

Lawyer Remelisa Alfelor-Moraleda,UNEP president said that aside from sending the university's nursing students and medical personnel to assist  during the medical mission also donated medicines, which benefited the indigent patients.

Moraleda said that by joining such activity, UNEP nursing students are given the opportunity to practice the theories they learn in class and foster the value and importance of community service among them.

"In line with UNEP's mission, its College of  Nursing will serve as a rich ground in nurturing and enhancing our students' academic and personal character towards the development of well-rounded individuals, ready to serve the sick and the needy," Moraleda said.

Wilma S. Ramos, R.N.,MAN, officer-in-charge of UNEP College of Nursing  said that this endeavor is one of the testimonies of UNEP's strong ideals to be of service to the community.

Amelia F. Nacario R.N., MAN  and Ma. Josefina S. Carumba, R.N., MAN, two of the university's clinical instructors led the group of students during the Bombo Medico and also gave their invaluable assistance during the event.

UNEP's College of Nursing, established in 1966 by the late Camarines Sur Governor Felix O. Alfelor Sr., initially started offering a Baccalaureate program in Bachelor of Science in Nursing for High School Graduates.  In 1970, it was offered as a basic program for nurses who have graduated after three (3) years of taking the course.  From a third year collegiate nursing course in 1969, UNEP's Nursing course dramatically shoot up into a full five-year collegiate course in 1974.

It holds the distinction among universities in the Bicol region of having the record of a 100% passing rate in the Nursing Board examinations for seven consecutive years. Since then up to the present, UNEP Nursing students continuously bring honor to the university with its board passers.

UNEP with its long list of international and national recognitions is known as the "Home of Global Achievers."