by Nelson Borrero
DR. DULA FARA-ON PACQUIAO, BSN'68, EdD, RN, CTN-A, TNS
2014 Julita V. Sotejo Medallion of Honor Awardee
For her leadership and advocacy of transcultural nursing and her work on health care programs to strengthen HIV/AIDS prevention
UPNAAI’s Coral Jubilee theme, “GLOBAL LEADERSHIP: Breaking Barriers”, is timely and fitting for the choice of Dula Fara-on Pacquiao as this year’s recipient of the Julita V. Sotejo Medallion of Honor. Dr. Dula Pacquiao exemplifies global leadership and definitely represent the very essence of the term "breaking barriers" that a two-page profile of her career would probably not do justice to the profundity of her commitment to her work and the breadth of her achievements. Nevertheless, UPNAAI found emphatic Dula’s dedication to her passion‒transcultural nursing‒and her efforts towards the awareness and prevention of HIV/AIDS, as a great service to her profession, country, and humanity.
Read the award transcript here.