Seven scholars of the Palawan Provincial Government are now licensed medical technologists after passing the recent Medical Technologist Licensure Examination held in March.
The Provincial Information Office (PIO) announced the new medical technologists as Judy Eya Jimena and Queena Marie Valones from Taytay, Abegail Mahinay from Brooke’s Point, as well as Mary Nathalie Belches, Sophia Lorraine Java, Aura Zenia Lagan, and John Lenard Racion, all from Puerto Princesa City.
The said passers were part of the 2nd batch of BS Medical Technology scholars of Programang Pang-edukasyon para sa mga Palaweño (PPP), a medical scholarship program initiated under the administration of former Palawan Governor Jose Chaves Alvarez that aims to help out young Palaweño students pursue their studies in different medical-related courses such as dentistry, medical technology, medicine, and pharmacy.
Maria Victoria Baaco, PPP Program Manager, said that the BS in Medical Technology scholarship program of PPP now has a total of eight (😎 licensed medical technologists since it started in 2022.
The PPP is part of the numerous measures of the Palawan government, all of which are inclined to strengthen the health and medical sectors of the entire province.
Each year, PPP screens student applicants for their scholarship grants. Once they’ve successfully passed their licensure exams, they will be automatically assigned to Medicare hospitals, which are also built and operated by the provincial government.
The new professionals will serve their fellow Palaweños for the total number of years equivalent to how long their studies have been sustained by the government.