Delta Chapter of Negros Chartered! First Activity Salvo!

July 7th marked an important milestone in the history of the Society.

It was also the day when a group of 5 members were chartered as an official chapter -- officially called the Delta Chapter of Negros. It was also an occasion to recognize Dr Joel Patalagsa and Dr Marylou Ong as first recipients of the BND Philippine Nursing Research Award.

 Delta Chapter of Negros - Beta Nu Delta Nursing Society

The recipients of the BND Philippine Nursing Research Award: Dr. Joel Patalagsa and Dr Marylou Ong.

 Dr Joel Patalagsa, chapter advisor, receiving the Charter from BND Manila coordinator, Rudolf Martinez

 Top row (L-R): Airelyn Grefalde (Treasurer), Guest Speaker Mr. Rudolf Martinez, Dr. Joel Patalagsa (Chapter Advisor). Bottom row (L-R): Salve Sarah Ablong-Catina (Secretary), Sheryl Bolinas (Member), Annie Marie Duran (Member), Unito Bondad (V-President) and RR Denura (President)
— with Sarah Ablong, Airelyn Grefalde, Annie Marie Dy Duran and Geru Acaylar Denura.

Earlier on that day, our BND Manila coordinator -- Rudolf Martinez -- facilitated a workshop on phenomenology. Practically, the professional nurses learn about the philosophical and methodological foundations of phenomenology and practice some of the core methodological techniques of phenomenological research.