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Gov. Alvarez tells Palaweña medical scholar: We’re proud of you, too!

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Palawan Governor Jose Ch. Alvarez said he is proud with the achievement of a provincial government scholar who is now serving her fellow Palaweños as a physician.

“Proud din kami sayo, Dra. KT Lapeña,” said the Governor.

“‘Di ka lang inspirasyon sa mga kabataan, bayani ka rin sa paglilingkod mo sa mga Palaweño,” he added.

In a Facebook post, Lapeña shared that she is a proud scholar of the PGP under it’s medical scholarship program of the provinces.

“The main purpose of the program is to have Palaweño doctors to man the municipal hospitals. Fast forward 7 years, along with other PGP scholars, we are serving that purpose,” she said.

“Today marks my first anniversary as a community doctor in El Nido and it is an adventure. In my one year of service, I have attended to numerous patients but what I am most proud of is that I have delivered 70 healthy babies. Pero El Nido, family planning is key pa din. My heart is so happy that I get to help this municipality in my own way,” she also said.

Meanwhile, she also thanked the Provincial Government of Palawan for the opportunity to pursue her dreams.

“Taray kala mo pageant. Shout out to the amazing staff of El Nido Community Hospital. Kaya walang umaalis na doctor eh kasi nabudol ng kabaitan niyo. Haha,” she said.

“Proud of you, Kates. Your younger self would be so proud.”