Washington area’s Fil-Am nurses can always be counted on

PNAMDC leaders, with H.E. Jose Manuel Romualdez, from left Lourdes Benitez-Careaga, Issa B. Usman, Carol Manilay-Robles, Lenny Icayan, Joy Arellano and Diana Comiso. MANILA MAIL

WASHINGTON, DC — Whether it’s administering the “ouchless flu shots” to parishioners at the St. Columba Church in Oxon Hill, Maryland or volunteering for medical missions to provide health services to residents of San Mateo, Rizal, Philippines, Metro DC’s Fil-Am nurses can always be counted on to share their special gift of serving humanity.

As Joy Arellano, president of the Philippine Nurses Association of Metro DC (PNAMDC) aptly puts it, the “spirit of sharing our time, talent and treasures has been alive in each of us.”


That spirit of sharing was alive yet again at Manila Mail’s 28th anniversary celebration when PNAMDC’s officers, members and espouses showed up in full force at the Hilton McLean Tyson’s Corner on April 7. As they do every year, their presence fills the ballroom not only with their elegance and grace. It serves to remind everyone that – like Manila Mail’s volunteers – the spirit of giving and caring is what binds us together as a community.

This year, PNAMDC commemorates 48 years of upholding the positive image of Filipino-American nurses and community service. Founded in 1971, PNAMDC was honored in 2016 with the “Banaag Award” and in 2009 with the Geny Lopez Bayaning Pilipino Award.”


On May 11, its Executive Officers and Board of Directors will be inducted into office for a two-year term. The Induction Ball will be held at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Road NW, Washington, District of Columbia.

The following are details of the event:

$85   Regular seating, prepaid by April 30

$95   Regular seating, after April 30/at the door

$100 Premium seating and listed as supporter

$1,000  Premium seating for 10 with free full page Ad

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