Bacolod honors WHO consultant in COVID-19 fight

Posted by watchmen
November 20, 2020

In recognition of his “invaluable and selfless service” to Bacolod City, particularly to the Emergency Operations Center (EOC), Mayor Evelio Leonardia signed Executive Order No. 71 series of 2020, bestowing “appreciation and profound gratitude” to Dr. Ralph Nico Selibio, during a rites at the Bacolod City Government Center on Wednesday.

Mayor Evelio Leonardia signs Executive Order No. 71 series of 2020 bestowing “appreciation and profound gratitude” to Dr. Ralph Nico Selibio on November 18. (Bacolod City PIO photo)

Selibio is a consultant on COVID-19 response of the World Health Organization (WHO). The United Nations specialized agency for international public health has assigned him to Bacolod on September 20, 2020 to help in the city’s efforts to curb the spread of the disease.

He spent long hours working with the EOC Task Force, sharing his knowledge and expertise, unfailingly rendered thoughtful suggestions and timely procedural advice, specifically on contact tracing strategies and prevention measures.

“For two months of working with the people of Bacolod City in the formulation of effective actions and interventions to contain the spread of COVID-19, Dr. Selibio has generously shared his time, expertise, and invaluable service for the welfare of the Bacoleños,” the executive order stated.

“The dedicated service of Dr. Selibio, together with the EOC Task Force, has resulted in the lowering of COVD-19 cases in Bacolod City,” it added. “The citizens of Bacolod City wish to express their appreciation and profound gratitude to Dr. Selibio, who diligently and unselfishly rendered his services to help the city government in the fight against COVID-19.”

Selibio is a Bacolodnon and a graduate of University of St. La Salle – College of Medicine./WDJ

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