Safeguard and the Philippine Association of Medical Technologists (PAMET) teamed up in 1989 with the common mission of improving Filipino health and hygiene. As part of their mission, they introduced a scholarship program to support the country’s most promising Medical Technology students and develop them into tomorrow’s healthcare leaders. With long standing commitment to promote good health and hygiene by transforming lives through a variety of health and education programs, the partnership has, to date, awarded over 200 underprivileged but deserving students with 3-year medical technology scholarships.
Known the Handog ng Safeguard…Medtechs ng Kinabukasan Scholarship Program, it conducts an annual nationwide search for deserving scholars in the field of medical technology. Applicants go through a series of exams and interviews and the top 15 awarded with medical technology scholarships which begins on their sophomore year of college.
Now on its 18th year, the Handog ng Safeguard…Medtechs ng Kinabukasan Scholarship Program announces its latest batch of scholars: Katherine R. Fabros and Setrina Grace M. Carbajosa of San Pedro College, Randy F. Gran of University of the Immaculate Conception, Serren Lor V. Gallinero of University of San Agustin, Rhea Marie B. Taguic and Vanessa T. Eguia of Centro Escolar University, Mary Grace T. Hernaez of Dr. Carlos S. Lanting College, Marikit Laya P. Canonigo of Far Eastern University- NRMF, Mark Alben B. Ponciano of University of Baguio, Joycde P. Escote of Saint Louis University, Charlene Mae D. Munar of Lorma Colleges, Darwin A. Llanes and Liza C. Guico of Lyceum of Batangas, Glezia Marie Perez of UNO-Recoletos, and Nemie Emmanuelle O. Baylen of Colegio de San Agustin.
These young men and women were honored at the 18th Handog ng Safeguard…Medtechs ng Kinabukasan Scholarship Awarding Dinner, to be held at the Conservatory of the Peninsula Manila last 24th of October. They were recognized not only for their academic achievements, socio-civic involvement and outstanding leadership skills, but also for presenting an excellent vision and propensity to achieve the best for the country’s future in healthcare.
The Handog ng Safeguard…Medtechs ng Kinabukasan is a testament that all Filipinos, whether rich or poor, deserve to achieve proper health and hygiene. Safeguard, recognized as the Philippine’s health partner for over 40 years, takes pride in the young men and women who not only worked hard to be awarded the scholarship, but also pledged their lives to work for a healthier society in communities all over the country.
Mrs. Ma. Eloisa Perez, Glezia Perez and Marian Eusoya, RMT, UNO-Recoletos Medical Technology Department Head poses during the awarding at the Peninsula Manila.
(Reprinted from Philippine Star, October 24, 2007)