Natividad , Navarra
to receive Presidential Award for Filipinos overseas.The Philippine Consulate General in Chicago and the Commission_on Filipinos Overseas ( CFO ) in Manila are pleased to announce that Engr.Cornelio Ruiz Natividad of Chicago , Illinois and Dr. Victoria Gallardo Navarra
of Bloomfield_Hills , Michigan are among 45 individuals and 16 organizations out of 187 nominations from 34 countries who will receive this year's Presidential Awards for Filipino Individuals and Private Organizations Overseas from President Joseph Ejercito Estrada on 19 December 2000 at Malacanan Palace , Manila.
...Navarra , who graduated cum laude from the UST medical school , and a 1968 Philippine Medical Board topnotcher , was the main general_surgeon of no less than 12 medical missions to the Philippines from 1990 to 2000
.She was president of the University of Santo Tomas ( UST ) Medical Alumni Association of Michigan ( 1998-1999 ) , with the latter raising a total of US $ 214 , 000 for its contributions to various charities in the Philippines
.She is currently a practicing physician in Sterling_Heights , MI and is an active surgical staff of the St. John Macomb Hospital and St. John-Northeast Community Hospital in Warren and Detroit , respectively
, also popularly known as a singing doctor , is one of the recipients of the 1997 National Prism Award for Women of Style and Achievements from the Gintong Pamana Awards Foundation , Inc.