MUNTINLUPA CITY – For the third consecutive year, Muntinlupa City earned the Jose Rizal Award from the Department of Health (DOH), the highest citation in the agency’s Dugong Bayani Awards.
The agency commended the Muntinlupa City government led by Mayor Jaime Fresnedi for its outstanding blood donation services during this year’s Dugong Bayani Awarding Ceremony held recently.
Muntinlupa Blood Council and the City Health Office (CHO) recorded more than 3,600 blood units collected in different mobile blood donation events in the city.
The award is given to organizations and agencies that collected 2,000 blood units and above. Annually, the Health department recognizes organizations with significant amount of blood unit collections donated to the Philippine Blood Center.
Fresnedi vows to continue the local government’s initiative in blood donation services. The mayor himself actively participates in local mobile blood donation schedules and is a Blood Galloner for 2015-2016.
He also expressed his gratitude to blood donors for their unwavering support to the city’s blood donation programs.