BACOLOD CITY – The city government of Bacolod has recognized the invaluable and selfless service of a consultant on coronavirus disease (COVID-19) response of the World Health Organization (WHO) assigned to the Emergency Operations Center (EOC).

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Dr. Ralph Nico Selibio (seated left), along with Mayor Evelio Leonardia (seated center), City Administrator Em Ang (seated right), and the members of the Emergency Operations Center in rites held at the Bacolod City Government Center, recognizing Selibio as a WHO consultant on COVID-19 response assigned in the city. (Photo courtesy of Bacolod City PIO)

Mayor Evelio Leonardia signed Executive Order No. 71 series of 2020, bestowing “appreciation and profound gratitude” to Dr. Ralph Nico Selibio, in rites held at the Bacolod City Government Center on Wednesday. 

Dr. Selibio was assigned here by the United Nations specialized agency for international public health on September 20 to help in the city’s efforts to curb the spread of the disease.

He was working with the EOC Task Force, sharing his knowledge and expertise, unfailingly rendered thoughtful suggestions and timely procedural advice, specifically on contact tracing strategies and prevention measures. 

“For two months of working with the people of Bacolod City in the formulation of effective actions and interventions to contain the spread of COVID-19, Dr. Selibio has generously shared his time, expertise, and invaluable service for the welfare of the Bacoleños,” said the executive order.

Leonardia also said in the order that the dedicated service of Dr. Selibio, together with the EOC Task Force, has resulted in the lowering of COVD-19 cases in Bacolod City.

“The citizens of Bacolod City wish to express their appreciation and profound gratitude to Dr. Selibio, who diligently and unselfishly rendered his services to help the city government in the fight against COVID-19,” the mayor said.

Dr. Selibio is a Bacolodnon and a graduate of the University of St. La Salle – College of Medicine.

Leonardia signed the executive order in the presence of Dr. Selibio before presenting it to him, during the daily meeting of the EOC Task Force.

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