Bacolod honors WHO consultant

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Dr. Ralph Nico Selibio (5th from left) receives from Mayor Evelio Leonardia a copy of Executive Order 71,in the presence of Emergency Operations Center personnel at the Bacolod City Government Center Wednesday*

In recognition of his “invaluable and selfless service” to the City of Bacolod, 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 in rites held at the Bacolod City Government Center Wednesday.

            Selibio is a consultant on Covid-19 response of the World Health Organization. The United Nations specialized agency for international public health had assigned him to Bacolod City on Sept. 20 to help in the city’s efforts to curb the spread of the disease, a press release from the city said.

He is a Bacolodnon and a graduate of the University of St. La Salle College of Medicine.

Selibio spent long hours working with the EOC Task Force, sharing his knowledge and expertise, rendering thoughtful suggestios and timely procedural advice, specifically on contact tracing strategies and prevention measures, it added.

            “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 hasgenerously shared his time, expertise, and invaluable service for the welfare of the Bacoleños”, the EO stated.

            “The dedicated service of Selibio, together with the EOC Task Force, has resulted in the lowering of Covid cases in Bacolod City”, it also read.“The citizens of Bacolodwish to express their appreciation and profound gratitude to Selibio, who diligently and unselfishly rendered his services to help the city government in the fight against the disease”.

            Leonardia signed EO 71 in Selibio’s presence, and presented it to him during the daily huddle of the EOC Task Force yesterday.

            Present at the presentation were City Administrator Em Ang, executive director and deputy for admin and operations of the EOC, and other officials and members of the operations center.*

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