VMMC annual awards
Last 22 November 2016, NSPI has been invited to attend the 2016 VMMC Operation Lifeline award and recognition ceremonies at the Basilio Valdes Hall, Veterans Memorial Medical Center (VMMC). NSPI was one of the recipients of the Gawad Papuri Awards for organizing an annual bloodletting drive through and for VMMC’s Department of Pathology in partnership with Operation Lifeline. The plaque was awarded to Ms. Imelda Dela Cruz, the company’s representative and organizer of its bloodletting drive. To entertain the guests, VMMC Department of Pathology gave a song and dance number. The event ended with an inspirational message from Dr. Nona Dela Fuente – Legaspi, VMMC Medical Director. Looking back, she shared how it all started, how during their firsts bloodletting drive, very few people showed up and how in spite of the situation it did not discourage her and her team, the very reason why they are holding annual awards and recognitions for people and organizations who have been touched and believed in this cause.