ILOILO CITY, March 13, 2014–70 New Augustinian Pharmacists held their white coat ceremony at Iloilo Grand Hotel, Iloilo City.
It started with a mass celebrated by Rev. Fr. Donato E. Ellezar, OSA at the University chapel, in which the white coats were blessed. After which, everyone made their way to the said hotel for their White Coat Ceremony.
The program started with inspirational messages from Mrs. Lanie R. Capaque, RPh, Chief Pharmacist of Western Visayas Medical Center and Mrs. Ruth T. Jaranilla, RPh, President of Iloilo Pharmaceutical Association. “The pharmacists do not only sell medicines, but they also share ideas.” says Mrs. Capaque.
Ms. Breann Katrina R. Chaplin, RPh, in behalf of their batch, delivered her words of gratitude towards the people who made them who they are at present. Afterwhich, Ms. Julienne Adele O. Lao, RPh led the Pharmacist Code of Ethics and Mr. Chris Vincent S. Santillana, RPh for the prayer for Pharmacists. “Soar high Augustinian Pharmacists!” these were the words Ms. Jacqueline S. Blancaflor, RPh, MSPhar stressed in her closing remarks. Indeed, these new setof Augustinian pharmacist are now ready to conquer the world,make known of their profession and bring glory to their beloved Alma Mater, as they embark in the journey of being young professional pharmacists of today and of the future.
Source: Pharmakeia Vol 37 No.2