Carmencita D. Padilla, MD, MAHPS
University of the Philippines Manila
The Health Sciences Center
I say "Mabuhay" to the members of the University of the Philippines Nursing Alumni Association International (UPNAAI) on the celebration of your 36th anniversary. I also greet the 2015 nursing jubilarians and all other UP nursing alumni in different parts of the world. Congratulations on another year of achievements and dedicated service to the nursing profession and to our beloved Alma Mater.
I commend the celebrating classes and the awardees for organizing an exciting, enjoyable, and memorable gathering for our nurses who are based in different countries. We salute you for devoting time and efforts to help the University in various ways. We thank you for your unwavering commitment and devotion to provide quality patient care in your respective settings and be recognized globally as nurse practitioners, educators, researchers, and community workers.
Alumni gatherings provide not only opportunities to touch base and reconnect with colleagues and friends but also to explore possibilities for networking and partnerships. Kudos to the UPNAAI for continuing to provide a forum for UP nursing alumni worldwide to share experiences and work together in joint projects that will help boost the nursing profession and improve health.
I wish you a successful and unforgettable alumni gathering and convention. UP Manila is eternally grateful to all its nursing alumni worldwide for exemplifying the University’s tenets of excellence, relevance, leadership, and service.