ZGHSN honors Rep. Fabian PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 11 September 2012 14:06

Congressman Erbie A. Fabian was honored last Sunday evening by the Zamboanga General Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association for his contributions in the field of public service and governance during the launching of the grand Philippine Nurses Association convention slated in the city next year.

Rep. Fabian was cited for his invaluable contributions while having serve the city in various elective posts for more than 20 years as city councilor, vice mayor, mayor and congressman.

Fabian, a nurse by profession, and a member of ZGHSN batch of 1975, chose to pursue a career path in public service and was singled out for his brand of governance and practical politics which has benefited thousands of city folk while serving the city.

In an emotional acceptance speech delivered right after, the solon from Mercedes, attributed his body of work in politics to the values and ideals that the profession of nursing has instilled in him which became his guiding principles while in the service of the people of Zamboanga City.

Fabian expressed profound gratitude to his alma mater, the Zamboanga General Hospital School of Nursing for having molded him into the person he is now and for the recognition given him,

The solon who is married to a nurse and classmate in the person of Melinda “Dinggay” Villanueva-Fabian further stated love and care core values of nurses have immensely influenced his unique kind of practical politics.

He paid tribute to nurses who toil long and hard wherever they are in fostering hope among those who are sick and in despair.

He said the nursing profession is a noble pursuit in life and regretted not having been able to serve in his profession.

Fabian added though, his foray into politics has enabled him to translate what a good nurse can do to better the lot of those in need of help in this city.

He also lauded the Local chapter of the Philippine Nurses Association for having convinced the thousands strong nurses organization nationwide to stage the grand convention in Zamboanga City.

The congressman said this will help put the limelight on the city and focus on famed Zamboangueño hospitality when delegates from other parts of the country and those abroad come home for the convention next year.

Among those who toasted Cong. Fabian were WMSU President Dr. Milable Enriquez-Ho, colleagues in the nursing profession and distinguished guests headed by former Health Assistant Secretary Dr. Milagros Fernandez, Zamboanga City Medical Center Chief Dr. Romeo Ong, and some faculty members of the defunct Zamboanga General Hospital School of Nursing and their families and friends.