Saturday, October 24, 2020

Filipina Nurse In UK Gets British Empire Medal For COVID Efforts

Filipina Nurse In UK Gets British Empire Medal For COVID Efforts

Spotlight

Globe Recreates The Way You Learn With Special Promos

Globe introduces special Go promos for students and the GoTOK series to make quality learning and self-improvement accessible for everyone online and in real life!

Roma Point Bridge Construction In Full Swing With Republic Cement Support

Expected to be the longest bridge in Calabarzon, the Roma Point Bridge, also known as the Alabat Bridge, will be 1.7 kilometers long upon completion and will connect Alabat Island to mainland Quezon province.

Specialty Pulp Manufacturing Inc. Chooses 100% Clean Energy From EDC

Agriculture-based manufacturing company SPMI is now being powered by clean, renewable, reliable energy from EDC!

1st ARISE Virtual Annual General Membership Meeting Focused On Business Resilience

ARISE Philippines discusses the need to focus on key priority areas in its advocacies on disaster risk reduction in its first virtual Annual General Membership Meeting.

Filipina nurse Minnie Klepacz has been awarded a British Empire Medal for her “tireless work to support her colleagues and community” during the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic.

Klepacz, a matron for ophthalmology, leads the hospital’s Black Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) Network at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital.

“What an incredibly proud day for Team UHD (University Hospitals Dorset) — our brilliant matron Minnie has been recognized in the Queen’s birthday honors list and awarded a British Empire Medal. Minnie was honored for her tireless work to support her colleagues and community during Covid-19, and said she feels ‘truly humbled’ to be recognized,” the UHD National Health Service Foundation Trust announced Saturday.

In its report, UHD shared that Klepacz also provided support to the Filipino community outside work, cooked meals for colleagues who were recovering after being in intensive care, and organized virtual community events to offer comfort and reassurance.

Minnie said never in her wildest dream she thought of getting an award and that she felt “privileged and honored” to be recognized.

“When I saw an email from the Cabinet Office, I was so worried and thought I’d done something wrong. I plucked up the courage to read it again and responded asking if it was a spam email because I just couldn’t believe it. They told me it was true and then rang me to reassure me, I couldn’t believe it,” she was quoted as saying by the UHD.

Klepacz has worked for the hospital for 19 years having arrived to work in the United Kingdom from the Philippines as a teenager.

“This award is not just for me, it’s for everyone who works here and goes above and beyond. As a Filipino, I’d also like to share this award with all staff from a BAME background. I’m truly humbled to work with amazing colleagues. They inspire me and give me confidence,” she said.

Minnie, who lost 11 friends to Covid-19, added: “Covid was really challenging, and most hospital staff affected by it came from a BAME background. I had my own worries, but I had to put that aside and think, how can I support people, what act of kindness and humanity can I provide. If people need help, then I’ll help them.

“I’m going to send my medal home to the Philippines. Growing up, my mum always used to display all our awards prominently in the lounge as she was so proud of us all. As I can’t visit my family right now, it’s only right they have my medal.” (PNA)

Latest News

Globe Recreates The Way You Learn With Special Promos

Globe introduces special Go promos for students and the GoTOK series to make quality learning and self-improvement accessible for everyone online and in real life!

Yellow Cab Lets You Celebrate Your #SmallWins As You Do You

Celebrate your #SmallWins as you continue to #YouDoYou with Yellow Cab!

Exes Look Back At What Went Wrong: ‘The Hows of Us’ And ‘Exes Baggage’ Now On Netflix

Get ready for a feels trip, these blockbusters are now streaming on Netflix!

‘Snowdrop’ Starring Jisoo And Jung Hae In Begins Production

BLACKPINK's Jisoo is set to play the female lead alongside Jung Hae-In! What do you think of this pairing?!

Roma Point Bridge Construction In Full Swing With Republic Cement Support

Expected to be the longest bridge in Calabarzon, the Roma Point Bridge, also known as the Alabat Bridge, will be 1.7 kilometers long upon completion and will connect Alabat Island to mainland Quezon province.

NFA-8 Buys More Rice From Farmers This Year

The National Food Authority in Eastern Visayas has procured 18,830 bags of palay from local farmers this cropping season, nearly triple than the volume purchased in the same harvest season last year.

Student In Pangasinan Town Holds Online Raffle For Sick Dad

A third year AB Communication student in Pangasinan is conducting an online raffle through Facebook to help raise funds for his father diagnosed with cancer who lives a thousand kilometers away from him.

Dar: Agri Modernization Key To Surviving Pandemic

Agriculture Secretary William Dar leads the harvesting of the different varieties of hybrid rice inside the 100-hectare demonstration farm of the Department of Agriculture in Caraga in Barangay Lemon.

Psychologist Links COVID-19 ‘Fake News’ To Anxiety, Depression

People exposed to "fake news" online during the COVID-19 pandemic are found to have experienced anxiety and depression, a result of a phenomenon called "information traps”, a researcher based in Iligan City said.

Zambo Norte Town Farmers Receive P4-M Machinery

Several farmer organizations in the Zamboanga del Norte town of Sindangan receives over PHP4-million farm machinery from the Department of Agriculture.