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City commends outstanding Bicolana physician

The awardee, Dr. Bombase (holding plaque), is flanked by members of the Sangguniang Panglunsod led by Voce Mayor Nelson Legacion and the staff of the City Population and Nutrition Office.

The awardee, Dr. Bombase (holding plaque), is flanked by members of the Sangguniang Panglunsod led by Voce Mayor Nelson Legacion and the staff of the City Population and Nutrition Office.

By Armie Gunay

NAGA CITY — The City government of Naga took pride with the achievement of Dr. Marimil Sahagun Bombase who had been awarded as the Most Outstanding Physician by the Philippine Medical Association (PMA).

The Sangguniang Panlungsod of Naga recognized the exemplary works of Dr. Bombase through Resolution No. 2016-220, congratulating and commending her performance. The resolution was sponsored by City Councilors Cecilia V. De Asis, Elmer S. Baldemoro and Ray-An Cydrick G. Rentoy.

Aside from the Most Outstanding Physician Award conferred on her by PMA during the 109th PMA Annual Convention held in Cebu City on May 20, 2016, she was recognized as the Most Outstanding Bicolano Physician in private practice for the year 2015-2016 by the PMA- Bicol Regional Council held in Legazpi City on April 16, 2016.

Dr. Bombase has been a volunteer worker for the city government of Naga for almost 20 years. She was instrumental behind the success of most of the city’s programs and activities which include the “Nutri-Ataman” and the “Nutri- Nanay” programs being implemented by the City Population and Nutrition Office (CPNO)

The “Nutri-Ataman” program was critical in lowering the malnutrition rate, achieving its lowest in 2015 where 246 out of 250 children from the 27 barangays of Naga City were rehabilitated back to their normal nutritional status, with Dr. Bombase’s guidance and help.

The “Nutri-Nanay” program which offered free pre-natal check-up and provision of medications every first Thursday of the month has also helped in the rehabilitation of the 550 recipient malnourished pregnant mothers from the 27 barangays of Naga City.

Dr. Bombase said she, being president of Tomasinong Bikolano is doing what she does as payback service to the community.
“I just work, kasi ito ang commitment ko, to do community service,” explained Dr. Bombase.

Before having been elected as the president of the Tomasinong Bikolano, Dr. Bombase was president of the Camarines Sur Medical Society, where the Nutri-Nanay and the Nutri- Ataman programs started. She also became a governor of the PMA. CEPPIO