Mayor Evelio Leonardia signed Executive Order No. 76 series of 2020 congratulating and commending Dr. Patrick Joseph Mabugat for placing second in the November 2020 Physician Licensure Examination.
“Patrick Joseph Mabugat is a source of pride for the city of Bacolod and serves both as an inspiration and role model for its youth,” Leonardia said in his EO that he signed on December 1.
“He has now joined the honorable ranks of prominent and distinguished physician board topnotchers, each being a shining beacon in the practice of medicine,” the mayor added.
Leonardia presented the framed copy of the EO to Mabugat during the latter’s courtesy call at the Bacolod City Government Center on Tuesday. Mabugat was accompanied by his fiancée, Dr. Dyan Dimalaluan of E. B. Magalona town, who also passed the same board exam.
The topnotcher is the son of Police Colonel Calixto Mabugat and Arlene Mabugat of Barangay Alijis in Bacolod City.
The 26-year-old Mabugat, who obtained a rating of 88.58 percent, is a graduate of University of St. La Salle – College of Medicine in 2019. He finished his undergraduate studies at the University of Negros Occidental- Recoletos in 2014 and topped the September 2014 Medical Technologist Licensure Examination with a rating of 90.90 percent.
He completed both his primary and secondary education at La Consolacion College – Bacolod, where he graduated as salutatorian./WDJ